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Crockpot season is here, and there are so many amazing crockpot recipes that are perfect for breastfeeding mamas wanting to give their milk supply a boost, while also still losing the baby weight. Crock pot cooking is amazing for new mamas because you can toss in some ingredients and leave it alone. I have an awesome fall eating challenge for breastfeeding mamas, with even more recipes. It is free, and it will jump start your weight loss without compromising your milk supply! Make sure to grab that to go along with these crock pot recipes, and you will be feeling amazing this fall and winter. A few important things to note is that these recipes are full of nutrients, and they are also lightened up. The reason is because nourishing your body with many different fruits and vegetables is really important to fulling heal and produce breast milk. My goal,…

Breastfeeding a new baby in the fall and winter is one of my favorite memories. Snuggling up on the couch with my little one and a cup of soup in my hand is so relaxing. All of my babies are fall and winter babies, so I have a lot of experience in losing the baby weight during the crisp and cold months while still breastfeeding. All of my babies were born in the Pacific Northwest, though we live in Florida now. I have a very popular 10-day detox plan for breastfeeding mamas to get off sugar and start losing weight, and I wanted to also create a seasonal plan for the pre-holiday months. These are recipes that will help you lose the baby weight because they are clean, full of nutrients and light in calories, yet also help you keep your milk supply up.&nb Of course many of the breakfast…

Many new mommies have no idea a pelvic floor physical therapy is an option after birth. Here are 5 reasons you need to see a physical therapist for your pelvic floor. This is a guest post written by Dr. Jena Bradley, DPT, mommy of 4 and blogger over at Live Core Strong. She is awesome, and has some great tips on when to see a physical therapist. A lot of women suffer from postpartum pain, incontinence, abdominal separation such as diastasis recti or other women’s health related diagnoses after childbirth. Did you know that you can seek physical therapy to help restore these problems so you no longer have to suffer from them? You don’t have to live with these issues forever. Learn about the 5 most common diagnoses that women suffer from during postpartum that physical therapy can treat. 5 Top Reasons To See A Physical Therapist After Birth…

Most mamas usually experience some sort of acne issues during pregnancy or postpartum. With hormone fluctuations happening all over the place, it is completely expected that your skin will need some time to adjust. During that adjustment period unexpected acne can pop up uninvited. Scroll down to read the most important step I took to clearing up my postpartum acne. This is what I believe really did it! If you want to get straight to the products I used head here!  Why Do We Get Postpartum Acne? Postpartum acne is really very similar to the acne that pops up during puberty. Hormonal changes cause different reactions to the bacteria and sebum on our skin. The bacteria doesn’t necessarily change, but our oil production or sebum does, which throws things out of balance, causing irritation. If you are getting cystic acne, where it is very painful and large, red bumps, then…

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…

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