Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ah, the lengths to which we mothers will go.

Things I was told to consume in order to ensure a good milk supply for my breastfed baby:
  • Fenugreek (extract or tea)
  • Beer
  • Ovaltine
  • Plenty of water
  • Rice porridge made with pigs' feet ("Not just the foot joints," says my Vietnamese grandmother helpfully. "The, you know, hoof, too.")

Things on this list I found to be helpful:

  • None. (But, to be fair, I didn't try the beer idea.)

Things I actually found helpful:

  • A good night's sleep.

Number of nights in the last eight months I've achieved a good night's sleep:

  • Two. (Sigh.)

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