I am nursing my 6th child, and have noticed she has started waking again during the night. She just turned 5 months old, and is a big baby! I have not taken her to the doctor for awhile, but she is probably reaching towards 20 pounds. Maybe less, but she is a big girl :) Normally she does fine--she has been sleeping through the night for a while now--I do not force this, but it comes along naturally with my babies as I keep them on a flexible routine during the day. Lately I have not taken my coconut oil, which may be what's causing her to wake up again. As mothers, we are busy, taking care of babies along with our household chores & possibly other children. Lots of times we don't get as much rest as we need to or get in all the good, nutritious foods we need.
I wanted to share what helps me still keep healthy, rich milk for my baby. I take coconut oil. It is a healthy, wonderful oil with too many health benefits for me to describe here, & it will make your milk more nutritious too. I usually take 3 tablespoons a day, but you really only need to take 2. Make sure you get virgin coconut oil. It should smell like coconut & be pure white when solid, clear when liquid. (It will also say "virgin coconut oil" on the jar). I do not mind the taste at all, & just follow it with some water. Please know this is not to say that what we eat does not matter. It is very important to incorporate as much healthy food as you can into your diet while avoiding unhealthy foods, and the coconut oil is part of that. I do as much as I can do with our budget and the time I have available. If you are lacking in something, whether it be time or money, remember to pray & ask God to supply your needs. He is a great provider especially when your heart is in the right place.
To read more on a healthy diet for pregnant & nursing mothers, go here.
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