I am mentally preparing for the birth of my 4th child. I’m in my 6th month/2nd trimester/27 weeks.
I’m going through things that I struggled with the last time so I don’t have issues this time around.
One thing that bothered me no end was I was put on diet restriction by the hospital since I’m diabetic. Makes since, unless you figure that when a diabetic breastfeeds, lows can get pretty crazy and frequent. See, my goal was to get extra snacks with my meals so in between meals I could have something to treat a low. Breastfeeding mothers are to eat 300+ calories to keep supply stable. You’d think a hospital would get that, but no. My husband is usually at home taking care of our other kids after the birth. He would smuggle snacks in for me, but they would only last so long. My babies all had jaundice so we spend a little longer in the hospital treating that.
Any ladies run into this? Anyone figure out how to work around? I tried explaining all this to the food staff they cannot do anything unless doctor approves and I couldn’t get in contact with my doctor until I was ready to leave.
I will speak with her of course before the birth, but I think I did that last time and i was told no on the extra food.
All advice and help would be appreciated.