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September 6th, 2012, 06:58 AM
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Obviously with a newborn and a lively 6yo I need plenty of energy, and for the last day or two I've had none.

It's not sleep deprivation because Shaun and I are sharing night duties fairly and Michaela goes right back to sleep after night feeds now anyway. I don't know whether it's just still feeling like I've been hit by a truck after the surgery and blood loss, or whether it's my anaemia, or a bit of both.

I'm not allowed to do any sort of exercise even walking, apart from very short walks.

Any ideas what I can do or eat to up my energy levels?

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September 6th, 2012, 09:31 AM
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I bet with all the changes going on, your body is till trying to recover and adapt to your new routine. I do hope your able to feel rested soon.

I'm guessing your nursing.. Are you still taking your prenatal vitamins? They may give you some energy.. I would also ask if you can take B12 while your nursing.. I take B12 for a natural way to increase energy.

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September 6th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Thanks hon. I have inverted nipples and Michaela was bottle fed on day 1 when I was in critical care, so she never took to latching on. So I'm not nursing but I am expressing and she is having mostly breast milk by bottle with some formula to supplement. Even though I don't do every feed and Shaun and I take turns with the night feed, I still get up if I wake to express. And my body clock is really sharp, so I do wake.

I'm already on iron tablets so am leery about what over-the-counter prenatal I could take. I will be seeing the doc for a review when I've had a blood test and will have to ask about B12 then.

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September 6th, 2012, 04:57 PM
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I was going to suggest a B complex vitamin. It has a mix of all the B vitamins so it really gives you energy. Also Ginseng is good but I would ask about the saftey of that while you are Expressing BM for the baby.
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