Megan asked a great question on my post I wrote about the cleanse OccDoc and I recently completed, and I thought I would address it as a post. Unfortunately, we’ve had a bit of a nap drought this week, so the post didn’t happen. Anyway, the cleanse specifically said not to do the cleanse if you’re pregnant or nursing. Normally I’m a rule follower, but OccDoc and I sat down and spent a lot of time trying to decide if I should cleanse or not. The main issue would be the detoxing effect might be passed on to the baby through breastmilk.
We decided to do the cleanse for a few reasons. We decided my diet is pretty good, and I don’t eat processed foods, sticking mainly to veggies, fruit, and meat (with the occasional ice cream). If I felt like I was detoxing I would lay off the cleanse. I had a mild headache for about a day and a half, but that was probably the caffeine withdrawals. OccDoc, on the other hand, did have quite a bit of detoxing that he went through. Poor guy was sick as a dog for a few days. Another concern would be getting enough calories and my milk supply dipping. This was another area that I keep a close eye on. I would have never thought about doing the cleanse if Remy was exclusively breastfeeding or when we first started solids, but now he’s eating quite a bit of food (it always surprises me how much). I didn’t see any change with his eating habits which leads me to believe my supply was just fine. I did eat bigger portions and a few extra snacks to make sure I got ‘enough’ calories.
There was a lot of back and forth on if I should do the cleanse or not. I’m glad I did it, well obviously since we had a good result.
The other thing I’ve been working this week was Remy’s birthday party stuff. I picked up some stamps for the invites today. I got Harry Potter stamps just for fun. I toyed with the idea of putting the Lord Voldemort stamp on my mother-in-law’s invite, but I ended up using the Snape stamp. It’s not a Harry Potter party, but I couldn’t pass up these stamps.