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

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fourth Time's a Charm


Coming up on 11 months of nursing!

I never would have imagined we would be where we are before a year. Baby J is now wholly sustained by my breastmilk and solid food.

No SNS, no donor milk, no smoothies.

He nurses often, eats 3 meals a day (and sometimes a snack or two) and has a sippy cup of water available to him whenever he's thirsty.

It's really incredible. I never would have expected this. I don't know if my supply has just gotten so much better because I've addressed my insulin resistance with a good diet and exercise, and I'm not sure I'd have enough to fully nourish a baby who wasn't also eating solids, but I don't care. Whatever. It's working!

I finally have the kind of nursing relationship I've always dreamed of! I have a baby who can crawl in my lap, latch on, and be satisfied without having to hook myself up with tubes and bottles and "boob tape." It's what I've always wanted.
Fourth time's a charm! 



  1. This is so fabulous! It gives so many moms hope Nyssa!

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  4. Wow, that is amazing! I found your blog through KellyMom, and what an encouragement it is! Another IGT/SNS mama here, I lasted till 6 months pumping & SNS-ing until it was all too much. This gives me hope for next time!
    Do you mind me asking what dietary changes you made for the insulin resistance?
    Congratulations on the birth of baby bluebird, I'm sure you're enjoying those sleepy baby snuggles! When you're up for it, id love to read an update on how everything is going!