well apparently I don't. I am one of those people who is completely pro breastfeeding as long as possible, my mom did it with all of her kids and I think it is a great start to having a healthy child. BUT recently I have noticed that my supply is decreasing. So I called my mom the day after her and my dad left, absolutely bawling because I felt I was starving my baby (I have also noticed that I cry... A LOT) my mom called my aunt Nikki (who is also extremely pro breastfeeding) and found some suggestions for me to try. So here is the verdict:
1. I am probably not eating enough. I have never been a big eater, and although I am not purposely trying to lose weight, I have already lost most of my baby weight just because I cut down on what I eat out of habit. I didn't even think that I needed to be eating the same amount now as I was when I was pregnant to sustain both of our needs.
2. Jaxton might not be eating frequently enough. So I constantly have to push him to eat more and more. I have to thump his little cheek to wake him up.
3. I know you are supposed to rotate sides, and I do the best I can... but Jaxton HATES the left side. He acts like he can't figure out what to do, even though I know he can. He gets all fussy until I calm him down and then he latches right on as if he is saying "Gosh mom, this is all I wanted the entire time!"
My supply has been increasing since I have been working with these different suggestions, and I feel a little better. Although, I am probably not ready to hear the "when I was nursing" stories... It is still really hard on me to know that I wasn't doing what I needed to be doing as his mom and his only life support.
On a happier note, the weekend after Jax was born, my brother and his family braved the weather to come meet him and my sister took these pictures... they really have been our biggest supporters since having Jax. Thanks Sheena... i love you guys!
our new family... Avance's 2010
what a stud!! He is so dang cute!!
I love his face in this!