DoctorMom Posted March 24, 2014 Share Posted March 24, 2014 Hi, Just looking for some encouragement. I'm on Day 8 of my first Whole 30. I'm breastfeeding 6 month old twins and working full-time. On Day 0 I came down with a nasty case of mastitis. Thought about delaying the start of Whole 30, but we had done so much prep work, decided to just push ahead. (Doing this with my husband.) My supply is now horrible. I'm sure the mastitits contributed, but the diet doesn't seem to be helping any either. We're quickly running through the frozen backup I had, and now supplementing with formula, which I didn't mind that much during the week. But this past weekend, even when with my babies Sat and Sun, I just couldn't keep up with them. They were so fussy, I think because not getting enough from me. I tried nursing tons this weekend, like as much as I did when they were newborns, every 1-2 hours nursing, but now I'm at work and my first pump of the day was lousy. So it seems my efforts to have baby-to-boob a bunch over the weekend didn't help. My nipples are sore again, not as bad as the first 2 weeks of life, but not like they were a few weeks ago. Also, the amount of prep work this diet takes is so tremendous. I cooked for 6 hours yesterday to make sure we have enough food to get through the work week, at the exclusion of going to the park with my kids (also have a 2 yr old), and my husband is kind of tired of single parenting while I cook up a storm. We are both grouchy with each other. Seriously thinking about quitting. Doesn't seem worth it if I'm spending less time with my family and unable to make milk for my babies. I'm not totally opposed to some formula during the work week, but the fact that they were so hungry this weekend was heart breaking. Ugh. Makes everything more difficult having to time formula bottles, pack bottles when leaving the house, etc. Thoughts? Should I throw in the towel for my family's sake? I'm a healthy weight, BMI 21. So is my husband. We had some blood work done a few months ago and everything was excellent (low A1c, fasting BG, high HDL, low LDL, etc) I already have learned some good take away lessons from this: 1. my 2 yr old eats better when we sit at the table and all eat together 2. I need to have portioned, pre-made healthy meals in the fridge ready to hit the microwave when we walk in the door at 6 pm to avoid him demanding goldfish, crackers, etc. 3. I can cook lots of veggies in bulk on the weekend to make sure every meal have ample veggies available. 4, We eat healthier when I "plate" our meals using the template with lots of veggies, vs. family style dishes on the table, help yourself. 5. I'm snacking a lot less, which actually makes me more productive at work, limiting the eating to the meal times. 6. I seem to be waking up quite early, ready to go. Maybe my coritsol has been reset? I'm able to be very productive the early mornings before the kids get up, sometimes getting in a work out. I feel good about all these take away lessons just from 8 days. So what additional benefit should I expect in the next 22 days and at what cost is it coming? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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