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Protein shakes are a great tool for losing weight while breastfeeding. Protein shakes allow new and breastfeeding mamas a quick and easy way to get in a lot of nutrients in at one time. There isn’t any chopping, prepping or cooking, which can make things so much easier with a baby in hand! I don’t know how many times I was wrangling two toddlers, standing and nursing my new baby and throwing some things in the blender quick. You can also drink and go, which I really appreaciated when I had two toddlers that wouldn’t sit still and a newborn baby. I thought a great way for new mommies to head into 2020 with some health and fitness goals would be to do a protein shake challenge. It is so simple, and really effective. I have guidelines and recipes in the challenge, so you can eat all your meals within…

There’s been a growing movement to support breastfeeding mamas with products, cultural acceptance and normalizing breastfeeding in public. I LOVE this movement! Postpartum and breastfeeding care is so close to my heart, and so many mamas are left with a new baby with no idea on how to care for themselves. All focus goes to the new baby, while mama is left tired, depleted and just getting by. What’s been super exciting is to see all these new breastfeeding products to make life as a nursing mama so much easier! As I’ve been seeing all these new products, I wanted to compile the ones I am most excited about because of their healing, nourishing and life-altering abilities! I am going to split this big list into categories, so if you are looking for something in particular, you can jump to that category. Basically, I am going to go over lactation…

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…

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…

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…

I lost all the extra weight by 6 weeks postpartum after my third pregnancy, without a whole lot of effort or dieting because I’ve finally got the weight loss while breastfeeding thing down. I know breastfeeding a new baby is a really difficult time to lose weight, but it is also a really important time to truly eat the best diet you can. Breastfeeding and postpartum healing require extra nutrients, both for mama and baby, so cleaning up your diet, and eating better is actually really important! Changing my mindset was key to my postpartum weight loss by 6 weeks for the third time around. I wasn’t thinking of my clean eating as a diet, but as nourishment for my body and baby. Making this change, will make my list of tips seem completely achievable for you too! How much weight can you actually lose by 6 weeks postprtum? As…

One of the biggest concerns for breastfeeding mamas with a healthy diet is a gassy baby. Many mamas seem to believe that the healthy foods they are eating are causing their baby to be super gassy and fussy. My middle child was the fussiest baby, and every night I had to hold him for hours, or he would just cry. There are many reasons that newborn babies are gassy, and food isn’t necessarily the main culprit, though allergies can play a role. If you are trying to eat a healthy diet and consuming lots of fruits, veggies, oatmeal and other potentially gassy foods, you could be thinking that is the cause of your baby’s gas and upset tummy. Let’s look into what is proven to cause a gassy and fussy newborn baby: First, there is no actual research that foods eaten by the mother get into breast milk, and then…

Balancing hormones after pregnancy consists mainly of a healthy diet, supplemented with some herbs to help regulate hormone production for breastfeeding, healing and recovering after being pregnant. Luckily, many foods have beneficial effects on balancing postpartum hormones, and I am going to go over them here because I believe in nutrient-dense foods. I created The Postpartum Cure as a program to help guide mamas into healing postpartum through food and patience. Many mamas end up craving sugar while breastfeeding, and find themselves dealing with cravings at certain times of the month. This is really difficult to manage if you are trying to lose weight, breastfeeding and function without screaming at any one. Add on the limited sleep, and it is a recipe for one unhappy mama. I wrote a post on specific herbs and supplements you can take to help with hormones. That is a great read too, after looking…

This is a FREE 10-day reset program (sign up above!) for postpartum mamas to combat postnatal depletion, renew their energy, heal after baby, increase milk supply and lose weight. And if you want to do this together, with other mamas, we are doing challenges over on Instagram, so follow me there to make sure you can do it with us! The next one is FEB 17th for 21 DAYS! Instagram has all the details! By signing up below, you will receive the program via email to download, and I will also send you details on the challenge via email too. Our last winner won $200 and lost 12lbs in 10 days! View this post on Instagram 🎉🎉🎉We have a winner!!! She lost 12lbs in 10 days on the Free 10-day reset. You can find it…

New mommies need lots of gear for breastfeeding, healing, surviving, keeping baby happy and more. New mommies also don’t need any excess gear and trinkets that aren’t totally useful. This is where picking the right gifts is super important. You want to give them something that will make their lives easier. Simple as that. This gift list is full of gifts that will actually be USEFUL to mama while breastfeeding and caring for a new baby, while also making their lives much easier. A new mommy gift doesn’t get much better than that! Let’s get into the top 11 gifts for new and breastfeeding mommies: Soothe Shirt: These are awesome and so amazing for keeping baby happy, your milk supply up, and much easier than a wrap or carrier for around the house. Nature Bond Silicone Manual Breast Pump: This will save your milk, and it works really well because…

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