My social media presence has been limited lately and there is a reason for that: my zero waste efforts have taken a serious hit. A little over a month ago I started feeling weak, lethargic, and dizzy. It was a very scary couple of days. I went to the doctor to find that I was approximately 10 pounds below my minimum appropriate weight. I was malnourished. My son is an avid breastfeeder. He is almost eighteen months and he still refuses most foods. He refuses nearly everything I make for him and every time he starts teething, he completely regresses from any progress we have made. My pediatrician assures me he is fine, but, as it turns out, I am not fine. I have been struggling to meet my caloric needs and I have been forced to resort to buying more premade foods… which means more packaging. I have been making every effort I can in other parts of my life to reduce waste, but at this season in my life, cutting out food packaging is not an option.
Breastfeeding has been such a rewarding experience. There are so many amazing aspects to it, but if someone tells you it is easy, they are lying! When my son was four months old, he would eye up our food and I feared he would wean early… now I just hope he weans eventually! 😂 I hope you all had a happy holidays! Wish me luck in adventures in weaning!!