Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
I came across this article today about most women CEOs being moms. One reader's comment pointed out something I thought too, that a lot of the women noted here have kids in their 20s and 30s already. So if they're CEO moms with kids in college, that doesn't really count, now does it. I wonder about women CEOs out there who are trying to run a company and raise a baby AND are breastfeeding exclusively. Which would mean pumping at work during breaks from their corner office. If that's you, honestly, I commend you! That takes mad dedication and commitment. Here's the link to that article:
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Anyway, so I've been on this quest to increase my milk supply. A few weeks ago, I decided to try all the things they tell you to do. I got the beer, the old-fashioned oatmeal (not the instant one), and this Mother's Milk tea here. I feel like I get the best result from this tea and from beer. The oatmeal, not so much. Sometimes when I drink this chichi tea, I do feel let down in my breasts, which tells me that it must be doing something. (I also feel let down whenever I drink beer as well.) This tea hasn't increased the amount of milk I pump at each session, but the amount is pretty consistent. I haven't run out of milk, so that's a good sign. And I'm wondering if it's not so much that I don't have a lot of milk in there, but that my body is not responding so well to the pumping, which is why only a little bit comes out that way.
This tea doesn't taste bad at all for being an herbal tea. It's a traditional combination of anise, fennel and coriander which has been used for centuries by European women to promote healthy lactation. I usually go for black teas myself, like Chai or Earl Gray. And I like drinking tea with milk and sugar, so I add that to this Mother's Milk and it's pretty good. The box says you're supposed to drink it 3-5 times a day. With my schedule, I'm lucky if I remember to drink it once a day. I'm getting better though, and I do two bags at a time to get more out of one tea time. I found this at Rite-Aid in the vitamins section for about $6. So far I like it and I will continue to drink it to fuel my Chichi Power.