My first week postpartum was a huge success. We had been weaning off the nipple shields, and Reese was doing great breastfeeding. I dropped most of my pregnancy weight and my bleeding was almost gone.
This week I am feeling even better! Reese had been nursing without the help of shields all week. Until 2 days ago, I was thinking my nipples and I were officially roughed up enough and out of the woods. But I started getting a terrible pinching pain on my right nipple. Her latch appeared okay and I didn't notice any signs of a clogged duct or mastitis. After some careful observation and a lot of warm compresses I figured it out. I have a tear, that over the past 2 days has gotten more painful and started to bleed. So I am back to using a shield on that side until it gets healed.
Does anyone have any better advice? I'm desperate to keep my supply but nursing on that side without the shield is unbearable.
Surprisingly, the weight is still coming off. I can't credit it to my eating habits because I have had a sweet tooth this week. Lots of dark chocolate and chocolate chip cookies have been eaten and not enough oatmeal. Oh well. There's always next week, right?
Weight loss this week: -7
Weight loss overall: - 31
Pounds to pre- pregnancy weight: 7
Goals for this week: Eat more whole foods, and less empty calorie snacks. Drink lots of water, and try to eat oatmeal every morning. Keep milk supply strong. Try to go for one short walk with the baby every day.
How do you make your oatmeal more enjoyable? Any healthy snack ideas so I stop grabbing the dark chocolate?