I've been there! It's rough but also so amazing. Ah, motherhood- so emotionally complex.
The most obvious advice I can give is to eat. Load up on whole good foods and eat throughout the day. Your body will tell you when you are hungry and when you are full, of course. Another thing is eating more good fats like olive oils, nuts, seeds, and avocados. Drink lots of water, as well. Oh, and lentils are so great.
Like I said this is all pretty obvious but as mothers we can get so caught up in our little ones we forget to eat and drink enough. I started keeping track of what I was eating (when I could eat, that is. I have very sickly pregnancies) to make sure I was actually doing it. When I found out I was pregnant with baby #3 when baby #2 was 6 months old my milk supply went way down because I couldn't hold anything down (thank you, hyper emesis!) but being able to maintain a steady diet should help that not to mention help you feel far less run down. Don't be afraid to eat. For one you are both nursing and carrying a child so you are burning plenty of calories. For two as long as you are eating whole and healthy foods you can't go wrong.
I know this is coming a month late but hopefully it was somewhat helpful.
Join the Discussion!
Login or create an account on The Kind Life today and you'll be able to leave comments, share photos and videos with friends, and participate in community events!