As I started anew on my nursing journey with my little girl there were so many things I just didn’t know. Initially we had a bad latch situation which was still going on during this time. My little girl would cry, and cry, after she ate and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I did as any normal person would do and I hit google at 3am during a feeding and looked up foods that I shouldn’t eat while nursing. I was convinced her misery was due to my diet.
One thing that came up consistent on the websites was citrus. I felt HORRIBLE! I love the dole mixed fruit juices and I had just downed 2 of them. My grocery store had them buy one get one free so I bought 4. As I looked further down on the list I see brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. All of which are my vegetables of choice and I had just had all 3 in past two days. Accepting the fact that I was ruining my daughter’s life and I had to stop eating the foods I love did not make for an easy back to sleep transition. I stayed up thinking of how for the next year I can’t eat brussel sprouts. How will I live?????????? I love them so! They make me happy! Roasted cauliflower? Man, that is the bees knees! Does citrus mean no lemonade? What will the poor people at Chick-fil-a think when they don’t see me? You cannot go to Chick-fil-a and not get lemonade! This is just to much!?!
At some point in time my mind shut down from all the questions and I went to sleep. When I woke up to feed my princess again I just looked at her and smiled and thought for her I will give up everything! Except the occasional lemonade, after all we have to keep the cows who run Chick-fil-a in business:)