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Many mamas struggling to increase their milk supply immediately blame their low milk supply on diet. Diet plays a large role in your body’s ability to function normally, but your diet isn’t just the culprit to your low milk supply. The hormone levels are the real reason your body isn’t producing enough milk, specifically estrogen. What I want to go over is the correlation between your diet and estrogen levels. This is where a lot of mamas get really confused. They think it is the diet specifically that is causing the drop in milk supply, when in actuality, the diet is affecting estrogen levels, which in turn affects milk supply. Warning, this is an in-depth, long post with lots of details. If you just need a simple solution to increasing milk supply and losing weight, scroll to the end 🙂 The reduction of calories does not affect your body’s ability…

The Keto diet is really popular right now, and many mamas have had a lot of success with it, until they start breastfeeding. Doing the Keto diet while breastfeeding is safe and possible if you follow it correctly. With changes in hormones and nutritional needs while breastfeeding, there are some modifications you need to make to your Keto diet, to ensure you can keep up your milk supply and lose weight. If you make the proper changes to your Keto diet while breastfeeding, you can almost effortlessly lose the baby weight while breastfeeding, and experience no issues with your milk supply!  I personally don’t follow the keto diet completely. I believe in fruits, veggies, proteins and fats for myself, with a wide range of variability on higher-sugar carbs like fruit. The reason this works for me is because I am a runner. As a runner, I burn more carbs, so…

Postpartum nutrition is really important. And when I say really, I mean it is something that can make or break your healing, energy levels, milk supply and more. I am super passionate about postpartum nutrition because it is the key to keeping both mama and baby healthy after birth. I’ve been slowly working on starting a movement here at The Postpartum Cure, pushing mamas to learn what good, healing nutrition looks like, and why it is important after birth. The medical community is taking notice, and I am so excited to now be working with doctors and OBGYNS to help provide more resources and care after birth. I personally was handed a sheet of simple exercises to do for healing, and offered whatever I wanted to eat from the hospital menu…that was my experience with postpartum care and healing. If you want even more nutrient advice for postpartum healing and…

I talk a lot about protein powder for breastfeeding mothers, and recommend protein shakes for weight loss, but are protein powders safe during pregnancy?  The short answer is yes and now. The more extensive answer is yes, protein powder is safe during pregnancy if you choose the right protein powder. Not all protein powders are created equal, and many of them are hiding chemicals, fillers and artificial sweeteners that completely outweigh the benefits of the added protein. On the other hand, there are some amazing protein powders that offer additional nutrients, clean ingredients and lots of protein that I consider safe and effective for pregnancy. I’m going to walk through what makes a safe protein powder, and why a protein powder is very beneficial for pregnancy nutrition. What Makes A Protein Powder Safe For Pregnancy? Clean, organic ingredients No artificial sweeteners No chemicals or fillers No allergens like corn, soy…

Most new mommies are very eager to lose weight fast once baby arrives, but are worried that if they drop calories or weight too quickly, they will also lose their milk supply. I’ve lost the baby weight fairly quickly with each pregnancy, without losing my milk supply at all because of one major point: my nutrition. I can tell you with out a doubt your nutrition and food sources is the fastest way to lose weight while breastfeeding.  If you don’t want to read through the in-depth information on losing weight quickly while breastfeeding, and just need to get started, I highly recommend my FREE 10-Day Reset Ebook, or grabbing my program. I specifically designed my program around all of these key points! What does a good breastfeeding diet look like? Here are some points I am going to go over, because I want you to really understand exactly how…

Yay, you know you are pregnant, but what do you do now? As a mom of three, I have a list of very important things you want to do as soon as you find out you are pregnant. The initial news of pregnancy is so exciting, but it can leave you in a whirl wind of confusing thoughts and slight paralysis on what to do next! I’m going to walk you through 8 simple, yet very important steps to take as soon as you find out your pregnant. These steps will help you stay healthy, stay sane, stay comfortable, and gear up for your brand new baby! If you are here looking for the best aids for nausea, heart burn and constipation, scroll to the second tip and you’ll see the list. Keep scrolling through, and you’ll see I have the foods you need to avoid, what a healthy pregnancy…

Working out during pregnancy is extremely important, and many mamas run out of energy to keep up with their fitness once pregnancy hits. As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness specialist, and mama of 3 boys, I KNOW the importance of staying fit during pregnancy, and here are a list of reasons you can read. Working out with a big belly, aches and pains, fatigue and headaches isn’t very appealing, but because it is so beneficial, finding fun ways to stay active and workout is really important. I have some very effective, compound exercises in my program, The Belly-Only Pregnancy, which are awesome home workouts with minimal equipment. The pregnancy workouts I am going to go over here are more fun ideas that involve group classes, online programs, apps and more. Changing up your fitness routine could be the PERFECT step to help you find new energy and enthusiasm for staying fit…

Boob food bowls are amazing, superfood bowls of yumminess you can make in one bowl, with awesome ingredients to boost your milk supply. These include smoothie bowls, overnight oatmeal bows, quinoa bowls and more. I am a huge advocate in nutrition for milk supply. That is what my whole program is based on – eating nutrient-dense foods that will keep your milk supply up, help you lose weight and keep you and baby nourished. Can’t go wrong with that right? And guess what? Eating nutrient-dense foods doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. I have a round up of some AWESOME recipes that you can try to help you boost your milk supply, nourish your body and keep the nutrients flowing to baby. This is really important to your energy levels and healing as well. Boob Food Bowls For Increased Milk Supply and Nutrient-Density: Smoothie Boobie Bowls: I am starting…

Losing the baby weight, or at least some of it by 6 weeks postpartum is entirely possible, and not necessarily super difficult if you make some easy and simple changes to your diet and habits. Working out isn’t really an option before your 6-week check up and clearance (though there are some awesome healing workouts you can do!), but eating a nutrient-dense diet is really important to your milk supply as well as losing weight. As a mom of three boys, I have lost the baby weight 3 times, and being a fitness professional and nutrition coach, I came up with 5 easy steps you can take to lose the baby weight (or at least start losing) by six weeks postpartum. These easy steps for weight loss after baby arrives mostly involve diet, because that is 80% of your weight loss journey. Your breastfeeding diet is also really important to…

Weight watchers is a highly popular weight loss program, that like many, may or may not be the best choice while breastfeeding. As a fitness professional and nutrition coach, I have some thoughts on weight watchers for breastfeeding mamas. If done correctly, weight watchers could be an awesome plan to really help you target that weight loss. If done incorrectly, your milk supply can drop with your weight. Maybe you’ve been trying to lose weight while breastfeeding with all sorts of plans and programs, and you are thinking weight watchers might be a good next try? Well, I will quickly go over what weight watchers is, then how to do it correctly, so you can use it to lose weight without losing your milk supply. How Does Weight Watchers Work? Weight Watchers is a method of counting calories, but simpler because you count points, rather than calories. This means less…

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