Reply to "Breastfeeding"

Thanks for the responses.

Jaypea - I didn't know that donor milk was used outside of the NICU. It might be something to look into while I am at the hospital. I have no issues with formula feeding, honestly it's probably the way we will end up going. Fed is best!

Sharon - I think we have all been through a lot. And I think pregnancy compounded by the previous IVF and other fertility treatments has been harder on my body than I realized it would be.  Smoothies are definitely going to be part of the plan post-partum, I just have to get back into them. There is nothing really stopping me from trying (and I do plan to) other than my own thoughts. I think that we will mix it up while still in the hospital, with both colostrum and formula to see what the baby takes to. This will hopefully make it easier on me, but if I'm still having issues we will go to full formula. I want to be able to enjoy the time with my baby and not stress any more than usual about my pouch.

Yogijano - We are definitely pretty close! It's coming up so fast. Sorry to hear about the chronic pouchitis, and I cannot imagine having to switch medication right after the birth, new meds are always tough. Protein shakes used to be my go to before pregnancy. They added lots of vitamins I couldn't get through food. Unfortunately I got very sick from them in the first trimester. It got to the point when if I even saw anything related to the protein shakes I would feel like throwing up. I made my husband hide everything protein shake related, even the bottles we used! I haven't been able to get back into them, but I'm really hoping to be able to once we are home and settled in. I'm just worried about counting on them. Juicing has been great for me, since fiber tends to be the culprit for my jpouch acting up. I'm ready for my body to return to its form of normal. I hope everything goes well for you on the 3rd, and afterwards too! 

 

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