I'm leaving this little factoid out there for every woman who is trying to explain to her man why she is so friggin exhausted by breastfeeding.
On the outside, producing milk doesn't seem very taxing. However, I've just done a little math and in the last 2 months, I have output my own weight in fluid through my boobs.
Using my own numbers (and if anyone reminds me that I'm fat, thanks, I'm aware of that), here's a little perspective. It took 8 months of twin pregnancy to gain about 60lbs. I started somewhere around 235 and finished somewhere around 295. Within three weeks of giving birth, I was back down to 240lbs and now it seems to have settled somewhere between 235-240lbs. Yay me!
I've been producing milk and squirting it out of my boobs and into bottles for 10 weeks now. I average 60oz a day. Yes, I told you before, I'm producing enough for 3. Yay me again! So 60oz a day times 70 days = 4200oz. 16oz = 1lb. Therefore, I have produced approximately 262.5lbs of milk.
That's right - 8 months to produce 60lbs worth of baby and other materials, 10 weeks to produce 262.5lbs of fatty fluid!
Holy shitballs and Yay me hard core!