Hormone imbalances can definitely complicate a breastfeeding mother’s milk supply. But how do you know if your thyroid is really to blame? When are most women diagnosed with a high or low thyroid? What type of tests help determine this condition? And what can a mother do to help manage these levels better?
BONUS CONTENT: Our expert discusses great resources for learning more about thyroid conditions so you can be more informed when discussing the issue with your medical care provider. (more…)
You’re pregnant and had no intentions to suddenly stop breastfeeding. While the thought of being pregnant while breastfeeding your little one can be daunting, it is possible for most moms. What type of changes could you experience early in your pregnancy? Should you expect a dip in your milk supply?
Plus, tips for the nursing two children shortly after giving birth.
BONUS CONTENT: Does nursing impact the nutrition of your unborn baby? (more…)
I’m well into my third trimester and have been reminiscing about the birth of my first daughter. She shows no signs of weaning despite the pregnancy, and I may be heading into tandem nursing. I really don’t know what my first two weeks of nursing will be like with this new baby, but I hope it will be very different from the first time around. I cherish our labor and delivery (and wrote about our birth story here) but the first two weeks of breastfeeding were unexpectedly difficult. (more…)
Soon after the birth of my second child, I discovered the world of working out and getting fit. I decided with two, it would be a great way to get them outside, meet friends and lose some weight. Well it worked. I completely shed all I had gained from two back -to -back pregnancies. (They are 15 months apart). I nursed my baby after every workout with no problems. When we moved to New York, and found out I was expecting again, I decided to workout throughout the pregnancy and the entire 16 months I nursed him. It gave me more energy and I felt great! After baby #4, I did the same thing! And here I am, running, biking, sweating and nursing my baby. Not only does all this benefit me, and my older children, it also benefits my nursling. (more…)