Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting My Babies = Love.:</b>" I have never attempted to BF before ... [snip!] ... on Kellymom or safe fetus. Very little of what u consume goes to the baby. Bm is like 90% water. Ask away. We're here to help."
Well for one I'm a smoker and heard that the nicotine can reach the baby through breast milk.
I also wonder if it's truth or myth about what I eat will effect the baby. Ex: if I eat a spicy burrito will it tear his little tummy up?
(I know to stay on the same diet as pregnant. like mercury, pasturized diary, and what not.)
Also I am taking tylenol #3 and ibruprofen 800mg.
And another concern is my overall health. I'm very skinny and always have been. I heard it takes 500+ calories a day to breast feed.
and I feel drained all the time so i'm worried that I wont get enough vitamins to to keep me healthy aswell. (i take prenatals and fish oils. i also drink an ensure a day, but I still feel so drained and did when i was pregnant also and I can't afford to keep buying ensures.)
And another thing that sort of bothers me and makes me uncomfortable is (tmi alert!) that me and SO's foreplay has always been him playing and sucking on my nipples...i sort of have a very strong fetish about that.
And It makes me uncomfortable and feel strange. I know BFing is natural and that's the purpose of nipples, but still. KWIM?