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One of the most popular posts on this blog is how I lost the baby weight by 6 weeks with baby number 3. That was 4 years ago, and I recently gave birth to my fourth baby just two months ago. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to lose the baby weight by 6 weeks again this time around because I gained a little more weight with this pregnancy. It wasn’t a whole lot more, just about 5lbs, but a lot of that was due to being pregnant during a pandemic, and being stuck at home much more than I prefer! When school was cancelled, gyms were cancelled and the weather got super hot here in FL, I just couldn’t be as active as I normally am. With that, I gained around 30 lbs this pregnancy, when I normally gain around 25lbs. I was also very…

There are some amazing, new items on the market for breastfeeding mamas that seriously change the game. Prices are also staying affordable as new items it the market, so I put together a fabulous gift guide for breastfeeding mamas that is completely budget friendly, yet screams high-end. Think beautiful carriers, wraps, bags and more that will be the perfect gift under the tree for any breastfeeding/new mommy. This is basically my wish list as a breastfeeding mama myself, so I thought I would share it here. Gift #1: A Beautiful Wrap (that’s easy to wrap!) I love the idea of a wrap, but I never want to actually wrap. But I love the look of this one, which is on Amazon, and is less expensive than other brands. It still looks stylish, and it has the ring/sling option too! Gift #2: A t-shirt wrap: These look amazing, and I want…

Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving flew by, and now we are truly in the holiday season! We actually put up our tree and decorations before Thanksgiving because I jut felt like we needed the holiday spirit a little early this year. With the holidays comes all of the amazing holiday food and desserts! There are so many amazing dessert recipes that are super healthy, and they taste amazing! I wanted to compile some of the best healthy dessert recipes I’ve found on Pinterest. These recipes will help you keep the pounds away, while also giving you something amazing to indulge in. Uber decadent holiday desserts you’d never know are healthy: Healthy Homemade Apple Pie (Vegan) by The Banana Diaries: 5 Ingredient Peppermint Truffles by Meals With Maggie: Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars (Paleo) by Evolving Table: Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie by The Banana Diaries Healthy Cranberry Cheesecake Bites: by Fit Foodie Finds: Healthy…

After breastfeeding four babies, I’ve discovered the best lactation supplement on the market, and it is the only supplement I drink for milk supply. Since drinking this lactation supplement, my milk supply has come in faster (way faster, read this!), and I’ve had so much milk for my fourth baby. Let me tell you, this lactation supplement isn’t just a supplement, but an overall nutritional boost that will nourish your body, help you lose weight, and it tastes amazing! If you’ve been following me in Instagram, or reading my blog for a while, you probably already know the drink I’ve been drinking to keep my milk supply up, as I am just 2 weeks postpartum now. And yes, this lactation drink helped me drop 12lbs in 10 days, and even more now that I am 14 days postpartum. Let’s get into the fun details on why this lactation drink is…

I am about 8 days postpartum now, and I was so happy to see my milk start coming in about 4 days postpartum. Breastfeeding in the first couple of days can feel useless because it doesn’t seem like anything is coming out. The newborn keeps sucking and practicing latching, for what appears to be nothing. With each baby, I was always anxiously waiting for my milk to come in. With my fourth baby, it came in by about 4 days postpartum, which was a bit faster than my other three. I thought it would be helpful if I went over my steps in the hospital and at home that were a little different with this baby, which I think made a difference in how fast my milk supply came in. you might also like: How I Lost 12 lbs By 10 Days Postpartum Keep Baby “Nursing” As Much As Possible: As…

Weight loss right after birth is a big topic here, so I wanted to give an update on my weight loss after baby #4. I hadn’t weighed myself on the day of birth, but I know I was just over 156 lbs. My last appointment I weighed in just over 156 lbs, and I hadn’t been gaining much weight at the end, so I am guessing I was about there or a bit more at the time of delivery. Knowing my body, even though I haven’t weighed myself yet, I have lost about 12 lbs, which is a lot of the extra baby weight I gained. I am almost back into my pre-pregnancy shorts at 10-days postpartum, which is usually how I judge weight loss. I look at inches and clothes fitting, rather than weight because my weight. I’ve lost muscle too, which is typical in recovery during the 6…

I am just over a week postpartum now, with my fourth baby, and I’ve been mentally keeping track of all my breastfeeding tips and tricks this week, that have really helped me with milk supply and adjusting to breastfeeding again. Your first week with a newborn is a lot of either remembering how to breastfeed, or learning to breastfeed. In order to make breastfeeding as successful as possible, here is what I suggest: Take advantage of a lactation consultant or help: The hospital always offers a lactation consultant, and I highly recommend taking any helpful tips they have! I remember with my second baby, we were working on latching a few hours after birth. I was feeling fairly “pro” because I breastfed my first for over a year. Still, she had some awesome latching tricks that really helped, and I didn’t know! I’ve learned that in motherhood, you are never…

Pumpkin spice is one of the best things about fall and winter. I personally love the new Starbucks pumpkin cold brew drink because it is still warm here in Florida. I also have a baby coming in October, so I will be all over the pumpkin spice lactation recipes! Realistically, you can make any recipe a lactation recipe by adding lactation-boosting ingredients. I just add a scoop of Milk Dust to various recipes. Milk Dust bakes well, adds a sweetness, so you can use less sugar or sweetener, and it ads protein! Win win. Here are some more ingredients you can easily add to recipes, to make them lactation recipes: 1 scoop of Milk Dust lactation protein powder 1/4-1/2 cup of oatmeal 1-2 Tbsp flax seeds 1/4 cup mashed and cooked sweet potato 1 tsp brewer’s yeast 1-2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds (great for sprinkling on muffins or in breads!) 1/4…

I’m super excited to put this costume round up together because I will have a newborn baby this Halloween! The concept that I will be trick-or-treating with a tiny one isn’t new to me. My middle one was just over 4 weeks old on Halloween, and my third was 10 days old. I’m I’m lucky, my fourth baby will be just over 2 weeks old. I’m already getting excited on costume ideas for myself and the new little one, so I wanted to put together what I think are some of the BEST ideas on Pinterest. Princess Peach and Toad (this is a big winner with my boys because they can be Mario, Luigi, Bowser…a big list of characters!) You can find this onesie on Etsy, and I found the best Toad baby costumes are the ones on Etsy. Starbucks Barista and Frappe: Here’s another idea on how to make…

Who doesn’t love a warm muffin in the fall and winter?! I put together some amazing, yummy lactation recipes that are all on the healthier side. These muffins will nourish your body and milk supply. Most of the recipes are filled with super foods like spinach, pumpkin, oatmeal, cocoa powder, blueberries, pecans and apples! My favorite are the Milk Dust spinach ones because they are LOW IN CARBS AND SUGAR, full of protein, and work the best for increasing milk supply. If you love a sweet, quick snack, you will also love the new Milk Dust Bars, which literally taste like dessert, without any of the sugar! And, they have all the milk-boosting herbs and nutrients you need to keep your supply up. WIN! 10 Yummy Lactation Muffin Recipes To Boost Supply Fast Pumpkin Lactation Muffins by Love Your Littles Banana Oat Lactation Muffins by Love And Other Spices Chocolate…

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