We had the baby!  

The day finally arrived! After two trips to labor and delivery for false labor, the third time was a charm. 

 
Beardsley was 1 day early and weighed in at a whopping 5lb 11 oz.  he was definitely the smallest of our crew. 

After delivery the lactation consultant stopped by and along with the nurses offered nutrition advice. Obviously unaware that I’m a dietitian. 

  1. You can eat WHATEVER you want
  2. You’ll lose the weight; you’re breastfeeding 
  3. Make sure and eat more

Although I would love for all of these to be true, they just aren’t. 

  1. You need only an extra 500 calories a day (average) to help promote breastfeeding and more nutritious foods will benefit far better than empty calories. 
  2. You may not actually lose the weight if you’re over consuming calories. Tracking caloric intake can help give you an idea of how much you’re eating. 
  3. If you’re eating more nutritious-low calorie foods you may need to eat more, but if you’re eating high calorie foods you may not need as much as you think. 

Lastly, who cares if you’ve a little extra cushion around the middle. You’ve earned it by caring around you’re little one for 9 months and it can take a while to lose it. Be patient and enjoy your new little bundle of joy! 

 

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About healthyfitsam

I'm a wife and a mother of two who is trying to "green" up our house and help us become healthier individuals. I'm working on my bachelors in nutrition and then it is off to become a Registered Dietitian. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is approaching fast! I love sharing my knowledge with others about little things I find out, so stay tuned.
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2 Responses to We had the baby!  

  1. He is adorable, as are your other little ones. What a lovely family, enjoy 🙂

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