Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Beer...

A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend who recently had twin boys. Her boys were also early & spent about the same amount of time in the  NICU as our boys. So we were comparing notes & had both thought our milk decreased after bringing the babies home. She had been to the doctor (we went to the same place) that day and was told to drink beer. BEER!!! Yep, one beer every night. I'm not usually a fan of beer but I tried it anyways & it actually works, I get 2 - 4 oz more each time I pump. It's still not enough to keep up with all 3 boys at this point, they are taking 6+ oz in each bottle so I supplement with a couple ounces of formula. I was really disappointed when the babies started to out drink my supply, but after a little while I came to terms with the formula & thought the fact that I was still even attempting to pump & give breast milk to 3 babies was impressive enough. Pumping is like having a forth baby, when I'm done feeding all 3 boys I have to pump. This gets harder to do as the boys get older and require more of my attention & are sleeping less. I'm starting to think that when they start eating food/cereal I may stop pumping. I just don't know how I will have time once that happens. But then again that time may come & I may figure it out. If they keep consuming the amount of milk they do now & probably more... It would cost over $1000 a month for formula, CRAZY!!! I think I'll keep drinking the beer, lol...

Donna reading to the boys
left to right: Kellan, Garren, & Caden

2 comments:

  1. To help even more you can buy Brewer's Yeast - at a place like Whole Foods - and mix it into baked goods. etc. It's actually the yeast in beer which increases production. I don't drink...but I love cookies...which I jammed with Brewer's Yeast :)

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  2. Have you thought about donor milk? Just wanted to put it out there.

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