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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…

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…

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 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…

Losing weight while breastfeeding a new baby isn’t an easy feat by any means. I’ve finally learned some tricks and hacks to help you lose the baby weight while breastfeeding that have worked for me. These are simple hacks for weight loss that make you feel full and help you eat less. These hacks will not affect your milk supply, and if you are worried about losing weight and your milk, I highly encourage you to see what mamas are saying about my program. I created The Postpartum Cure, a unique and holistic postpartum recovery program that focuses on eating nutrient-dense foods for weight loss while breastfeeding. Eating foods that are full of nutrients will help your body produce plenty of breast milk, while also helping your body let go of fat. My program also is available in an APP for both iPhone and Android, to make navigating through recipes,…

Losing weight while breastfeeding is often times a completely overwhelming task, full of difficulties with postpartum hormones, lack of sleep, a new baby to care for, and intense cravings and hunger while breastfeeding. Breastfeeding changes the game for weight loss in so many ways, what once worked great, may not work as well now. Because hormones change so much, stress goes up, and our sleep goes down, it can seem impossible to focus on losing weight and eating healthy while breastfeeding a new baby. Many mamas lose patience and jump into diets and plans hoping that it will just help them get a little of the weight off. Each day the scale says the same number, or worse, it goes up! If this is happening for you, don’t worry. This is happening to many, many new mamas trying to drop some baby weight while breastfeeding. I know because I created…

I created this super simple, fun and effective postpartum workout challenge, where every workout is only 15-minutes, and you don’t have to have any equipment! We also work on a little bit of ab work, which is safe for diastasis recti. This is such a fun, and simple postpartum workout and fitness routine, that you have to do it to stay in shape this fall! If you want to get straight to the videos, sign up. When you sign up you get a special discount coupon too! Get the Videos! As fall comes around, a lot of us end up inside, which leads to less activity. If you can grab some space and fifteen minutes, then this postpartum fitness routine is for you!! If you are struggling with getting back in shape, and feeling a bit lost, I created a specialized program that now comes in an APP for breastfeeding…

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