The 6 Week Growth Spurt & Breastfeeding

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Going through a growth spurt and breastfeeding has proved challenging. I am starving. I am always thirsty (and water doesn’t cut it!). And I am beyond exhausted. (It is past midnight and baby is sleeping. I should go to bed.) So tired that my eyes hurt. I have cried the past two nights. More so last night when Victoire was crying, hungry and I felt empty. Not one drop of milk would come out. And all I wanted to do was sleep. I can understand now why a mother in distress would go to formula! We eventually fell asleep and, a couple hours later, some more milk had come in and she was able to nurse. She actually ate A LOT last night. I am hoping that tonight will be a little easier than last night – but I feel fuller, even tensed so it should be. I was able to get support from some ladies on the French LLL Facebook page and it really helped. Who would have thought that something so natural would be so hard!?

How to Cope with Fatigue or how I became addicted to Red Bull

Hi, My name is Deb and I am a Red Bull addict.

My last episode of Red Bull addiction dates back to university. I was working, living the life and studying a lot. My body on its own couldn’t handle it so I needed something to help. This is when I started drinking The Drink. I would either have one when I had long essays to write, to help me think straight despite the extreme fatigue I was suffering from or I would get one to help me stay up late enough to go party on the weekends. I realized pretty quickly that it wasn’t good for me. I would be very alert for a bit and suddenly feeling more exhausted than I ever was. My heart would beat faster than normal and I would feel sick. I stopped drinking it for those reasons. It didn’t make me feel good.

But I didn’t learn my lesson. As soon as I stopped breastfeeding, I started drinking it again. And man ! I really shouldn’t. Red Bull is not good for me. Red Bull is not good for me. Red Bull is not good for me.

So, please, dear blog reader, help me. What are other (healthy !) ways of coping with fatigue? Does Red Bull have any effect on you?