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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…

The new year is upon us, and this means that it is the perfect opportunity to renew your body, renew your health and renew your energy as a new mommy. Imagine that you could take back your body, energy and health this year, even with the craziness of a new baby, lack of sleep or unruly toddlers running your life. I know it doesn’t sound possible, but you can in a few simple and easy steps! The new year is the TIME to make time (just a little each day) for yourself. Welcome to your (Re) New plan for your body, health and energy after babies. Let’s go over exactly what this means. First, you are going to re-focus and re-new your health this year by working through some focus points, goals and guidelines. Before you begin, you need to be ready to accept changes, to accept discomfort (which always…

Postpartum mamas often experience gas and bloat, and want to get rid of it fast. Well, you can get rid of gas and bloat with just a few steps, which will help your tummy calm down after baby. Postpartum gas and bloating is no fun to talk about, but it feels so much better when it is gone. And, healthy food, or cleaning up your diet isn’t always the answer! Postpartum gas and bloat can be the result of many things that are difficult to control. First, let’s talk about some major causes of postpartum gas and bloat, then we will get into how to get rid of the gas and bloating: Gas and bloating happen when hormones and gut bacteria are out of wack. This is the nuts and bolts to what is going on when you have a descended belly and excess flatulence. Hormonal fluctuations are one of…

Intermittent fasting is not only perfectly safe while breastfeeding, it can also be a great way to help you lose your baby weight. Intermittent fasting itself will not affect your milk supply. If you properly nourish yourself during your eating window of time, you can really help your body let go of fat, while keeping up a healthy milk supply. I am going to go over what intermittent fasting is, how it is beneficial to losing weight while breastfeeding, and how I specifically practice intermittent fast, so you have a real-life example. I practied intermittent fasting even while breastfeeding, which I believe helped me lose the baby weight, and also out of habit. Once you create the habit, it becomes second nature. What is intermittent fasting in general? Intermittent fasting simply means fasting for about 14-16 hours. Some people practice a longer fast, and some shorter. I personally believe it…

Losing the baby weight while breastfeeding, with a low milk supply isn’t an easy task. If you struggle with a low milk supply, and you are constantly worried your supply will dip at any moment, then the idea of trying to lose weight becomes too risky. In all reality, our milk supply and weight loss don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. If you have a low milk supply, there are lots of things you can do to pump your milk supply up that don’t have to do with diet or exercise. As a Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist and a mom of three wild boys, I know milk supply and losing weight can be totally scary, or overwhelming.  So, I am putting together 5 really smart tips to help you lose weight while breastfeeding with a low milk supply. I want you to know it can be done, and so many mamas are having…

Postpartum hormones play a major role in affecting weight loss after baby. Hormones are those invisible little guys that can make or break your mood and your weight. Postpartum hormones are especially tricky because there is a roller coaster effect after having a baby, which can send us for a loop of adjustment. Understanding the how postpartum hormone levels ebb and flow after baby is a great start to managing these changes to help you lose the baby weight. After you give birth, progesterone and estrogen take a massive nose dive. This is essential to tell your body to produce breast milk. Your Oxytocin levels also go up for producing breast milk. This is a complete 180 after being pregnant with high levels of estrogen. These hormonal changes cause individual reactions in each mama that are unique to that mama. Some people function at their best with low estrogen and…

The Postpartum Cure is the only postpartum recovery program that is more than postpartum weight loss. So much more. The program walks you through healing your body through proper nutrition, eating specifically for breastfeeding and milk supply, protecting and rehabilitating your core and pelvic floor, and ultimately helping you regain your strength and get fit again. No other postpartum recovery program goes over all of this. In this unique postpartum recovery program, I take you through Healing, Nutrition, Weight Loss and Fitness. First, we focus on healing + nourishing your postpartum body: I teach you to to properly NOURISH your body, so you can heal quickly, produce a healthy milk supply and lose the baby weight. This program is now available on GOOGLE PLAY, as an app!! I am so excited because it is much easier to navigate and work through the recipes and meal plan. The original program is…

Food is a powerful tool when it comes to milk supply and weight loss. There are some powerful foods that help you increase your milk supply, while also helping you lose the baby weight. That is the amazing magic of nutrition. Nourishing your body postpartum is what my program is centered around because food is so accessible and what your body needs to function properly. Your body wants to let go of the stored fat to produce milk, but if it doesn’t have the nutrients to do so, it will want to hold on to that fat. If you are looking for a more in-depth plan that goes over healing postpartum, properly nourishing your body for milk supply, a meal plan and recipes and workouts to lose the baby weight, please check out my new program, The Postpartum Cure. So many mamas are having tons of success with just the little…

Breastfeeding mamas are HUNGRY, and they have to eat…but they also want to lose the baby weight. It is a predicament that can leave many mamas HANGRIER than their newborn baby. But, truth be told, if you take a look at what your appetite actually means, you can totally control your appetite, lose the baby, and maintain a healthy milk supply. Okay, now let’s get into the breastfeeding appetite, and how to control it: First, you need to understand if you are HUNGRY or in need of NUTRIENTS: There is a HUGE difference between needing energy, because your body used all the calories you ate, and needing vitamins and minerals. Most breastfeeding mamas experience immense hungry not because they need calories, but because they need nutrients. There are a couple ways to try and figure out what your body is telling you in the moment, but I wouldn’t suggest that.…

Eating clean is not easy, especially when it is a big lifestyle change. I have a 14-day, eating clean challenge specifically for postpartum mamas. Eating clean with a baby in tow (and other little ones too!) is NOT AN EASY TASK. Literally, if you can manage to eat clean for two weeks with kids and babies, let me just give you a virtual rock star high five. I’ve come up with some ways to make eating clean much easier, and I hope it helps you, especially if you decide to try the challenge! I also have tons of great healing recipe, nutritional knowledge, pelvic floor and core healing, and fitness information in my Postpartum Cure program if you need it all. Meaning, you need your tummy put back together and the extra weight gone! Anyways, let’s get into these awesome tips to make eating clean 1 million times better: Sea…

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