I’m 40 years old with fibromyalgia and I just had a baby girl. My son is 11 years old, my husband has a genetic heart defect that has recently begun to interfere with his ability to work. I’ve been struggling with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue for 5 years, so pregnancy was really hard, but I’ve had it since I was 19m
The purpose of this blog is to tell others of my breastfeeding challenges, and perhaps some other stuff. I fall into the ‘crunchy mama’ crowd, we homeschool, try to eat organic & non-GMO, etc. Check out my links to my favorite sites for help & advice.
We are trying to exclusively breastfeed, having a lot of challenges, so I tried to pump & bottle feed. I found a video on YouTube about a mom that exclusively pumped 1200 ounces a day! So I’m going to follow her tips & give it another try. Must be a young thing cause my story is not nearly successful. With my son & the whisper wear pump 11 years ago I probably got that much, or could have without trying.
The hardest part is my diet restrictions. I cant eat wheat because it causes a flair & intense itching. I avoid soy because of thyroid disease. And now I can’t have milk because the baby is allergic
Problem is, what to do while sttapped to a pump several hours a day. I’ve watched videos on YouTube, surfed the internet & Facebook, even played games; but I’m bored of all that. I thought ‘why not make all my mindless ramblings into a blog ‘, maybe I’ll get lucky, people will like it, & I can get sponsors/advertisers & not have to go back to work. One can dream.