Hi! I just wanted to shout out for myself and my baby that we are still happily breastfeeding at one year! I am still pumping at work and will for awhile since he still takes my milk during the day. But he is such a good solid food eater I think I can start to pump wean soon. A few questions regarding "mama care":
My menstrual cycle has still not yet returned. While that is nice in a way, it has made my estrogen remain low. I'm noticing that my sex drive is pretty low still, after a year , my skin is dry, my scalp is dry, and when I do have intercourse, it hurts! Just wondering if any of you are experiencing these things too. I do use a personal lubricant. I feel so bad since my DH and I used to be once a weekers and now we're lucky if we're once a monthers! It's like, where has the time gone? Has it been a month since we were intimate?
I have to have elective outpatient surgery for a epigastric hernia that arose during my pregnancy (right above my belly button). I have asked for just local with MILD sedation, mainly because I am freaked about surgery and want to avoid general anethesia at all costs. The surgeon stated that I'll have to take a short course of antibiotics, and of course the hydrocodone. He knows I am still breastfeeding. I'm just wondering if any of you have ever noticed a supply dip from antibiotics or even jsust the physical trauma of surgery. I guess since my boy is a toddler now I don't have to worry, I think he'll keep nursing even if my milk is a little low and if it's really low pump output I could always add a session the next couple days after the surgery. I have to get the surgery now because I'm switching jobs and insurance and want to make sure this operation is covered!
Thoughts on my ramblings appreciated!