Originally Posted by Liquesce
I'm curious how you determined you're short on potassium?
Over on SparkPeople, I added K to my list of nutrients to track. I have heard that it isn't a big deal for you to skip the Vitamin K shot for your newborn as long as you get enough Vitamin K. Baby will get it from you through breastmilk. Not sure if this is true or not, but it's what I read. So I added it to my nutrient tracker now so that when we start to ttc, it will already be habit.
At SparkPeople, that line on my nutrient tracker currently looks like this (I added in the dates):
Potassium, K: 2000 - 3500 (daily goal) 2,573 (5/3) 1,990 (5/4) 1,062 (5/6) 1,820 (5/7) 1,640 (5/8) 837 (5/9) 751 (today)
Since they list it as "Potassium, K", I thought Potassium and Vitamin K were the same thing. *blush*
I got a C- in chemistry when I was in 10th grade (during the 1995-96 school year) and haven't taken any chemistry since. I didn't realize that Potassium's scientific symbol was K.
So I guess that means my potassium intake is not as high as it should be, but I still don't know about my Vitamin K intake, which is what I was trying to track in the first place.