3.12.05

tandem's not just for bikes

my original plan was to nurse violet for at least 2 years. it's the MINIMUM recommendation by UNICEF and the WHO. so i suppose its the least i can do, right? i don't want to wean violet, although she's such a fan of food it probably wouldn't be that difficult. i'm assuming that baby II won't be a constant nurser like v was, but that's probably a dangerous assumption. so that's what i'm pondering these days.

16 rubber neckers:

Ayn Marie said...

I LOVE how just about everyone keeps telling me that I need to stop nursing because I am depleting nutrients for baby2. I just think that is freaking hilarious. I think our bodies are capable of SO much more than we give them credit for. I don't even know how I will ever wean hayden...right now it seems like she would go into some kind of shock or something!!!!

Ayn Marie said...

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sweetviolet said...

i've been doing lots of reading on diets for pregnant mothers. which has gotten me thinking about eating meat...that's a whole other post though. it takes 600 calories a day to make breast milk (and that's for a newborn who is constantly nursing). i'm getting ready to go eat beets for lunch. beets and brown rice. now anyone who wants to talk about depleting nutrients...when was the last time you ate BEETS?

Ayn Marie said...

I LOVE BEETS!!!! I pickle them every year. mmmmm....

WunEyedDog said...

Ick. I'm not a big fan of beets.

fat little pug said...

I just ate beets last weekend. I LOVE beets. HA!

gone said...

Back to class, you!

sweetviolet said...

huh?

sweetviolet said...

ooh. sorry. i'm a bit slow. i'm eating some beets right now though. perhaps that will help.

gone said...

Pickled beets will do nothing but stain your mouth and make you Russian! Now, back to class with you!

Ayn Marie said...

but they taste good!!!! and just for the record, I like regular beets too!!!

sweetviolet said...

i'm glad everyone eats their beets! good for you. and mr. deems is a meanie bo beanie.

Bratsky said...

Please forgive my ignorance as far as this subject goes, but my curiosity is plaguing me... What about the nutrients for yourself? How many calories would you have to ingest and how do you balance your proteins and things when nursing while pregnant? Sure both children need many nutrients, but there can't be much help if mommy isn't nourished too... And yes, beets are quite delicious!!! I like sweet potatoes more though. :) (and those are oh so good for you!)

sweetviolet said...

honestly, i don't think tandem is an ideal. and if i had my "druthers" i'd have spaced the children farther apart simply to allow my body more time to collect and store nutrients. i'm having a REALLY hard time eating right now. no appetite. but what i do eat i make as nutritionally dense as possible. i plan to start eating meat when i can get myself up to it. i know i'm not preaching to the choir on this one, but i've been reading a TON about b12, vitamin A, omega 3's and a number of other things one simply cannot get in a plant based diet (at least in absorbable forms). i never thought i'd see the day, but i believe my body is screaming for those things. or my baby. whichever. at this point, violet is only nursing twice a day, which is pretty miniscule. so i'm a little less concerned about my intake than i would be if she were a full-timer.

Ayn Marie said...

salmon, salmon, salmon...I don't think I can say it enough. I lived off the stuff when I was pregnant with hayden and as soon as I get my appetite back, that will be my main source of protein.

sweetviolet said...

i have a really hard time eating fish without being pregnant. hopefully when i get an appetite back i can stomach it. in the mean time it's cod liver oil for me.

 

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