Postnatal Mealtime For The Babies and Their Mama
by Leandra Medine Cohen, Man Repeller
They take a bottle at 7am, eat breakfast (oatmeal, scrambled eggs with mashed avocado, a pumpkin pudding made from puréed pumpkin, coconut milk, and almond butter, or lately, I have been mixing bananas and eggs and making pancakes with the batter) at 9am, have a light lunch (root veggies, greens) at 11am, another bottle at 12pm, another at 3pm, dinner (chicken soup) at 5pm, and a final bottle at 7pm. Sounds like a lot, but the portions are fairly small.
Tons of protein — I am tired almost all the time because when I’m not at work, I’m hanging out with the twins and the only way to combat persistent fatigue, I have found, is by protein consumption. Big fan of tempeh. I eat a ton of salmon, too. Until recently, I pounded turkey meatballs like they were Milk Bar truffles, but I’m currently re-evaluating whether I will continue to eat poultry.
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