Today I am going to briefly touch on breastfeeding/milk supply in the first couple of days post delivery.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•So the first two weeks postpartum are two of the most crucial weeks when it comes to establishing your milk supply. This is when the “groundwork” “foundation” is created to set your milk supply up for success long term!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your body will produce milk based on your baby. Number of stimulations but also amount emptied from the breast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Milk can come in anytime between day 3-7, most moms are typically between day 3-5.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Many factors can affect when your milk can come in: vaginal/cesarean delivery, inductions, preterm delivery, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, thyroid issues, infertility, breast surgery, postpartum hemorrhages, first time Mom...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Things post delivery that can help!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•Lots of skin to skin!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•8-12 feedings / 24 hour period⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•If you are separated from your baby for any reason (NICU admission) getting a pump/feeding in within 6 hours of delivery. (But the sooner the better)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•Eating enough calories of good food⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Just a few tips! Enjoy your day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Keep on keepin on mamas! 🤰🏻🤱🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Rest day in the middle of the week?!?!
Oh it feels so good to work those muscles but also to Rest & let them Recover!
Instead of a workout this morning I got to spend some extra time sharing meal meal plans & preparing tips to help stay focused with my Summer Success group! I think I can get used to this new program!
I've had so many questions and interest on my summer succrss group so just drop an emoji below or message me if you'd like to know more and join us - the sale is still going this week!
“I never want to see your ugly, troglodyte body,” he said, as I was sitting in the hospital in preterm labor. “What does that mean,” I replied. “You will never be the same. You know that. I’m glad I’ll never have to see you, ever again,” he said. There’s two ways to let something like this affect us: depression and heartbreak allowing us to have reasons to yell at our kids or work less OR motivation and promise, to him and myself, that in fact he doesn’t have to see me, ever again, and I will in fact, never be the same. There’s the victim role that we can play or there’s the role to RISE. One year later, here’s my body. Here it is in all of its imperfections and filterless and after those words, I was never the same. Shout out to those who said I had to go back to something abusive to make it work before he worked on himself, him for trying to dull my shine, and also for fueling me to be the best mom I’ve learned to be. I’ll crush any odds thrown at me with God at the beginning of our home. There’s ZERO that can make me fear some lies that I was once told. I hope that you can get inspired today to do the same. Happy Wednesday my friends. Without your love, we wouldn’t be here. ❤️#healthylifestyle#nutrition#mindset#positivity#abs#boymom#domesticviolence#amen#godisgood#godsplan#pink
But those home workouts don’t work? People say they aren’t for everyone? Have you ever been so sick of being S T U C K??⬇️
That’s how I felt a couple of years ago. I’ve always been into health and fitness. I was always at the gym, I pole vaulter in HS, and in college, I always made it a point to head to the gym with a hectic schedule.
I was going to the gym for 1.5+ hours...crazy right? What’s even crazier is that I wasn’t seeing any PROGRESS. HELLO..maybe because my nutrition was awful!? I knew what to eat and how beneficial it was for my body but I never did it. I was STUCK. I hit a PLATEAU & didn’t know where to turn.
I am so thankful I have found this community, these women, this plan. Don’t you feel so successful when you have a plan to stick to? And the best part is that I don’t have to spend countless hours in the gym or put Knox in daycare. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m on MY TIME. It’s my “Me Time” and it works. It’s SUSTAINABLE. I’ve been rocking this pre baby, during pregnancy, and now postpartum. All from this little computer right here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You may think I’m crazy, but you’ve seen me through each phase. There is something for everyone. At any phase of life. BUT I’m NOT here to try and convince you, just sit back and I’ll SHOW YOU💪🏼🔥
This is the beginning of a gallery wall in our office. I love those gaudy flower pictures that belonged to my grandma, and I love the sentiment inked by my friend @stephmoon that says, "Be a blessing and equip others to be a blessing -@serajohnson " This wall sets the backdrop for the quiet room I can work from home. I love that I get to walk alongside other mamas as they #knowbetteranddobetter . The bonus is that I get to contribute a significant chunk to our budget and all while Knox is calling imaginary wrestling matches right next door. I'm learning and growing in skills I never thought I could be good at and I love it.
✨ Long post but so worth the read. Keep pushing @mswomanvirginia, my #wcw 👑 Happy Wednesday y’all! |💗| #thatgirllauren ✨ •••
Someone needs to hear this today.
I was pregnant at 17 years old.
I was a single mom.
I moved into a tiny 2 bedroom apartment I couldn’t afford.
More often then I’d like I admit, we didn’t even have electricity because I could afford the bill.
I didn’t know how I was going to afford diapers.
Some days I didn’t eat because I could only afford food for one of us.
I cried many nights because I was so mad that my life wasn’t where I had imagined it should be.
That’s where the story could have stopped.
But every damn day I woke up and fought for a better reality.
I worked 2 and 3 Jobs making next to nothing.
I starting classes toward a degree in nursing, I was denied into the nursing program 5 times.
I kept plugging along, slow and steady.
14 years later I obtained my first nursing degree. Then my second. I’m working on my third.
I have survived struggle after struggle.
I have known depression.
I have known heartache.
I have learned that my story is one of a kind.
The story doesn’t end there.... Every day for years I fought for a better life for my family.
I worked my tail off.
I continue to work my tail off.
I started a side hustle, earning an income that has completely changed my financial situation.
Today - life looks different.
I share this to tell you - it doesn’t matter where you’re at today.
1, 3, 5 years from now.... everything can look different for you.
Don’t you dare give up now.
Happy hump day y’all!!🎉
Workout done ... feels amazing to be doing something not only for me.. but for my fam too... having a young child at almost 48 makes you think about your future and I surely want to be around and healthy as long as possible for my kids!! 💕 aka all the drummers in my life ... lol... .
Have a great day y’all and do something for you today!! You’re worth it!! ... Jesus thought so 😉
60 days ladies. 2 Months of commitment is all it took to feel more confident and get results! No I am not perfect, yes I ate a piece of cake 2 days before that Second picture. Yes, I used the modifier for almost all of the workout moves. But I still got results! Who wants to join us for our August challenge group?! #fitmom#fitnessmotivation#boymom#linewife#linewifefitlife#averagemom
Is it just me or is unpacking and doing laundry FROM vacation never as fun as packing and doing laundry FOR vacation?
Today #ontheblog I’m sharing our favorite Seattle attractions and places to eat. It’s a great city to visit with your family. #linkinprofile
The best office view 😍 Mommy gets some work done while baby plays. ☺️ This is the best gig I’ve ever had by far. 🤷🏼♀️ We are looking to mentor 5 more business partners this month who want to earn an income from home with their babies! 👶🏼 Text “opportunity” to 765-661-5581. 📲
Don’t get bogged down in the negative. ⭐️ What are YOU doing to create the life you want? It’s not anyone else’s job or responsibility to get you where YOU are supposed to be. 🛑 Stop waiting on life to happen and go make it happen. 📆 Someday is the day that never comes. Someday is the day that steals your todays and your tomorrows. ⭐️ Take action. Own it. Go after it. ⏰ Awaken. Arise. Look at your life and be grateful for your blessings. 😞And all those things you aren’t happy about? 💫 Change them. Take action. Today is the day!
Putting this little one to work helping me bring in the groceries. BUT instead of having to struggle to get him to stay in the cart, all we had to do was answer the front door…game. changer!! •Did you know @instacart deliver groceries to your home in as little as one hour?!! Plus my personal shopper (so fancy) contacted me when she was at the store because she had some questions about the details in my order. I love me some attention to detail. Especially when it has to do with the color of my bananas :) •With instacart you can shop from your favorite stores and never leave your house!! You can get $10 off your order by using code everydayabovedirt. •I promise you won’t be sorry! p.s. he totally tries to pick up all the bags at once like his mama (laughing). And I can’t decide if that is a sweet look or a “what you talking bout Willis” face 😂
Charlie: what’s youm doing outside wif youms coffee and pajamas? .
Me: just enjoying the morning... talking to #jesus .
Charlie: what’s herm sayin?
Me: I am telling Him stuff about you. .
Charlie: youms told on me?!?! Bout da marker on da wall???
Me: I didn’t tell on you. I was praying, asking Him to take care of you. .
Charlie: (whispers) well... waybe Herms doesn’t know bout the markers on da the wall? Wets not say nuppin else bout dat, ok? .
Me: well... I am pretty sure He’s onto you bud. But you can’t get in trouble with Him. He loves you. He just wants good things for you. .
Charlie: well, waybe Herms will forget bout it... wets talk bout how I sweeped in my own bed wast night.... (loudly) So mommy, I sweeped in my bed wast night. .
Me: Amen. ❤️
#hotmessexpress : You are always in a rush, laundry is piling up, hoodies, tees, and black yoga pants make up 90% of your wordrobe (thats why you NEED to add another tee), and messy buns were your fashion before they were popular. But you rock every single bit of it girl. You got this. Today is YOUR day. Or...maybe tomorrw.