This post was originally going to be titled something along the lines of ‘New (school) year new me’ but I soon realised I don’t want a new me, I want the old me back again! Before I get ahead of myself let me explain.
I am not one of those lucky women who fit back into their pre pregnancy jeans within a week of having their baby. I am definitely not one of those mothers who breastfeed and find the weight just drops off them! In fact I am the complete opposite.
Breastfeeding makes me fat!
It’s true! My appetite is huge when I breastfeed. My supply has never been wonderful so I think my body needs those extra calories, even if its just on a subconscious level. But obviously when your baby is feeding frequently your sitting down doing nothing. Then they fall asleep on you, which means you daren’t move for fear of unleashing the wrath of the grumpy tired one, but most importantly for me; I enjoy having the cuddles! With my older children, I had twins first and the next two followed in relatively quick succession, I never had the time to sit and adore one baby and give all my attention to them and them alone. There was always someone else who needed my attention too.