"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

Friday, January 18, 2013

Baby New Year

So, here I am, four weeks and 3 days into my fourth pregnancy. Trying to decide what, if anything, I can or want to try to improve my milk supply this pregnancy. Wondering how, and if, I could handle tandem nursing with low milk supply. Thinking, maybe I should wean Lola at 2 years, or maybe she'll wean herself if my supply gets even lower due to the pregnancy.

So far, my plan is to try colostrum harvesting (collecting colostrum prenatally), and to introduce the SNS as soon as needed with the new baby. I hope to be able to secure some donor milk.  I'm not sure I'll use any galactagogues this time around.

Most importantly, I'm going to try not to freak out. I'm feeling very zen about the pregnancy and baby already. I'm going to try and not let milk production rule my entire life and sink me into depression.

So much to think about, so little time.


  1. I swore I would just enjoy the ride this time with number three :) I lied to myself...yup...however the guilt/shame/anger/acceptance cycle was much quicker! I think using donor milk this time has really helped. I wish he was getting my milk, but at least he's getting bm...You look amazing btw! Love love love your belly picture!