Real mums share: eat normally and regularly when breastfeeding
One of our readers shares her breastfeeding diet and how she eats normally and regularly when she is breastfeeding. Find out what this mum of two boys has to say about her breastfeeding experience.
theAsianparent reader, Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother to two children, born December 2009 and May 2012.
After a 10-year career in various PR agencies and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded launch parties, product launches, international press junkets and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, breastfeeding and potty training.
Alison started blogging in 2011 when her first child was 15 months old, and since then has been actively over-sharing stories of motherhood on her blog, Writing, Wishing.
She is also a contributing writer and Social Media Editor at World Moms Blog, a Community Lead at The SITS Girls and has recently launched her social media consulting business, Little Love Media.
Alison has agreed to share her breastfeeding experience with theAsianparent.
1. How long did you breastfeed for?
I nursed my first son for 18 months, and I’m currently still breastfeeding my second son, who is 7 months old.
2. Why did you stop when you did?
I stopped nursing as he was ready to wean, and we were planning to grow our family. While breastfeeding, I wasn’t ovulating.
3. What kind of breastfeeding diet did you follow?
I just ate normally and regularly. I did not take any supplements to increase milk supply.
5. How did you deal with breast engorgement?
Just a little hand expressing until my supply regulated itself.
6. Who did you turn to for breastfeeding advice?
Parenting websites and blogs.
7. How do you feel about public breastfeeding?
I’m open to breastfeeding in public, but discreetly.
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