March 26, 2013

Why I Pack Pineapple Juice in my Hospital Bag

When I was pregnant with my first baby, a friend (thanks Denise) gave me some advise to make my experience with breastfeeding much more pleasant. She told me that when having problems with blocked milk ducts or engorgement, many women drink Pineapple Juice. This is because Pineapple Juice is a natural anti-inflammatory. I must admit that I was a bit skeptical at first, but I drank some every day for a couple of weeks (as a preventative measure) and never had a problem with nursing.  But, fast forward to when I decided to ween my baby.  I was a total idiot and decided to just ween her cold turkey. By the second day I was in so much pain that I just sat there and cried and cried... Then I remembered PINEAPPLE JUICE! Immediately, I had my husband go to the store and pick some up. I then chugged a bunch of it. Within about three hours I was nearly pain free. I couldn't believe it!  This information was a God-send for me, so I thought that I would share because it could help someone else out there too.

I made sure to have some handy at all times while nursing baby #2 as well and I  never had any issues with blocked ducts or engorgement.
 I just picked some up last week, so now I am prepared for that aspect of having baby #3. I bought the individual little cans so that I can just drink one a day. If you decide to try some just make sure that you buy the kind that says 100% Pineapple Juice Not From Concentrate (and shake well before you open it).  

This is a picture of the 6 pk of individual you know what to buy.
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Here is an Organic optionif you decide to go that route. 

*Post updated on 12/06/2013

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