It’s been a week since we brought little Emmy home and we all still have our sanity! No seriously, we didn’t know what to expect with a two year old running around and us trying to take constant care of a newborn. Just coordinating who would be watching her while we were in the hospital was tricky enough. Luckily for us, Cory’s parents live close (enough) that they can drive up when needed. So, grandma and grandpa had the honors of watching our “big girl” while we brought the baby into the world.
Although the birth did not go as we planned, we did end up having another C-section. A very trying day for us, but in the end we got our sweet girl.
Nursing was always the option for me and we did have a good start at the hospital, again. I am fortunate to have had a great staff of nurses there to help and take care of me and the needs of the baby.
I continue to nurse on demand and am happy to see that even though she lost 10% of her body weight when we left the hospital; she gained 4oz back two days later at her follow up appointment. I am committed to sticking to breastfeeding her as long as I can. I am hoping to go further with her than I did with my first daughter.
I was really excited when I found a company that makes great granola bars for lactation support! “Oat Mama” bars are convenient, nutritious and contain ingredients to help boost milk supply. I immediately tried the peanut butter chocolate chip one and of course it was delicious!
I worry about my milk supply, so I really want to do my best to keep it up. I’m drinking mostly water all day and not supplementing. I am nursing her on demand and letting her decide when she’s done. These bars make a great snack for a nursing mama!
The bars come in these fantastic flavors:
*Apple Cinnamon Raisin with Fenugreek
*Chocolate Almond Coconut
*Nut & Berry
*Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
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*Thank you to Oat Mama for sponsoring this site. Although I did receive free product in exchange for a review, my opinions are strictly my own.