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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…

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…

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…

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 for postpartum mamas to combat postnatal depletion, renew their energy, heal after baby, increase milk supply and lose weight. By following this guide, you are going to be eating healthy, simple and resetting your body to perform better. Optimal nutrition can help you balance your hormones, produce a healthy milk supply and even lose the baby weight. Remember, this is in no way medical advice, and you should always seek the advice of your physician or medical professional. START THE 10-DAY RESET NOW! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Here is the video introduction, where you can get the full details on what I buy to eat healthy and the major points of the program. Then, make sure to sign up for the e-book, so you can get started!

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…

This is the best lactation protein powder for breastfeeding mamas on the market. It is a fairly new product, but I am so excited because it is a clean, natural, wholesome protein powder breastfeeding mamas can count on to help them stay nourished and produce lots of breast milk. Because I am so enthusiastic about this lactation protein powder, I created a video GOING OVER EVERYTHING! I also talk about their lactation bites, which are just as wholesome, clean, nourishing and of course, MILK BOOSTING. As a certified, Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist, I am obsessed with finding the BEST quality products for mamas in my program and readers of my blog.  If we are nourishing ourselves, we are nourishing our babies. I am a firm believer in eating a nutrient-dense diet for breastfeeding and milk supply, and I even created The Postpartum Cure to help mamas learn to eat healthy, heal…

Eating well while breastfeeding isn’t always easy with cravings, hormonal changes, lack of sleep and a new baby. Breastfeeding nutrition can also seem complicated with the fear of losing milk supply. As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and creator of a very unique breastfeeding diet plan that is specifically made for breastfeeding mamas to lose weight, I KNOW eating healthy after baby can be hard. Really hard. But, I created this guide to help you understand how to eat well for both you and your new baby. A healthy breastfeeding diet plan nourishes baby and mama at the same time: Eating well and nourishing your body means that your baby is going to be well nourished too. By focusing on your nutrient intake at each and every meal and snack, you can ensure you are giving yourself and your baby the most vitamins, minerals and nutrients possible. Of course, conquering…

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