Yes, that is my Field House cup... I used to drink beer out of that. My life has really changed!
That's right, Ovaltine. Yes, the powdered kids drink stuff. Yes, the weird-commercial-making chocolaty substance. I may have mentioned before that for a small town, we have an AWESOME lactation program at our hospital. I have used them several times and Sandra, the lactation nurse, is amazing and helpful! She is who suggested using tea bags and gave me the nipple shield that I talked about here. She rocks. Periodically I get a phone call from her checking in on me and the state of my nipples - and of course, my child. Like I said, she rocks!
Anyway, I was having some milk production issues (TMI) since returning to work. She called one Thursday night after a particularly difficult day of pumping. I think she and I have some weird connection because I had just been thinking about calling her to get some suggestions. I put the vibe out in the universe and she grabbed it and called me to tell me to drink Ovaltine. And wouldn't you know it, my production has increased!! It is so nice to see something like this actually work. Why it works is beyond me. Don't ask, don't care. (side bar - yay for DADT officially being kaput!!!!)
So, drink it if you are breast-feeding. It has helped me a lot. She also said to use a warm compress while pumping. That I have not tried, but may be doing that soon, mostly to keep me warm in the cold nursing room at work. Those of you mommas that are BF right now, give this a try. Let me know how it works for you. Any other suggestions for increased production? Let the world know about it and don't hold out like I had been.
Yummo! It tastes like Carnation Instant Breakfast!
Happy Friday, we hope you enjoy your weekend!