Human Garbage Disposal

by HEAB on November 19, 2010

I am eating everything in sight. Although my milk still hasn’t fully come in, I’m doing my best to nurse Summer. It seems to be coming in very slowly, and so I can usually be found either breast feeding or pumping to keep up my supply. Thanks again for all your breast feeding advice. Believe me, I’ve tried just about all of it, and I’m praying the milk will be flowing in abundance soon. I’ve read that breast feeding burns up to 500 calories a day, and I can believe it as my appetite is out of control. I’m eating everything I want, whenever I want it.

A typical day of eats in the life of breast feeding HEAB…



1 cup rolled oats cooked in water Snickerdoodle style (with 1 TBSP butter and cinnamon)



Sweet potato scramble courtesy of CD: grilled chicken breast strips and 1/2 baked sweet potato sauteed in 2 TBSP butter and then scrambled with 2 eggs. Yum – thank you CD!



Applesauce Oaties

Dinner usually consists of whatever people bring us. Many thanks to all of our wonderful friends who have brought us food! The following has been one of our favorites thus far…


From Stephanie: quinoa with goat cheese, tomatoes, and avocado served with sweet potato black bean cakes…and I threw in a leftover hamburger for some extra iron.

Post dinner…either Oaties with ice-cream or another small bowl of oats with coconut or nut butter. Like I said, I read that oatmeal helps increase milk production, and I’ve noticed that I seem to pump more colostrum/milk after eating a big bowl. Can’t complain about that! Also, some of you have inquired about my post pregnancy weight. I gained 20 pounds during my pregnancy, and I’m now about 5 pounds from my original weight. As far as exercise goes, I’ve walked our dogs twice, but not for the exercise. I simply needed some fresh air and vitamin D, and the dogs were going nuts without their walks! Honestly, I haven’t thought much about my own weight as I’ve been more concerned with Summer’s, and we got some really good news today from the pediatrician. She is back up to her original birth weight of 5 pounds 9 ounces plus 1/2 an ounce. So happy. :)


Summer celebrating her weight gain with the Robot Dance

That’s all for today folks…time to go eat…or pump…or sleep. Actually hoping to fit in all three while Summer naps.

Have a wonderful weekend!