Postpartum Update #2: Baby, Weight loss, and Breastfeeding

It’s been a little while since the first update so there’s quite a lot to share.

Baby: Zach is doing very well! He met most of his development goals and is currently working on transitioning to being fed solely by mouth. He has no issues latching on to feed by breast or bottle. However, until two days ago, he would get tired towards the end and had to finish by tube. Once he is more consistent with his feedings, he will be discharged home.

Weight loss: I’ve lost 27 lbs so far. Because I underwent a C-Section, I was instructed to not do much physical activity outside of light housework and light walking for six weeks. I attribute most of my weight loss to the postpartum night sweats and frequent urination I experienced for one and a half weeks. In addition, I breastfeed/pump which promotes weight loss as well.

Breastfeeding: It took four days for my milk supply to come in. My lactation specialist is amazing and because of her, I feel empowered to breastfeed/pump exclusively. On average, I pump about 30 oz per day with the Medela brand electric pump. I make sure to stay hydrated, eat a nutrient dense diet, and I am still taking my prenatal vitamins.

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