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The Make More Milk Guide For Breastfeeding Mamas

Having more milk is a constant concern for breastfeeding mamas, and was for me with my first baby. I’ve made lots of milk now after breastfeeding three babies for over a year each (almost 2 with my third!). I used some very specific milk-making supplements that really helped me produce a lot of milk, even while losing all the baby weight. You can make more milk when breastfeeding by using natural supplements to help increase your milk supply for your new baby. Many mamas are concerned that if they don’t make more milk, their baby will lose too much weight in the first few weeks, but by stocking up on natural supplements to increase milk supply, you can make lots and lots of milk, even as a first time mama. First, let’s go over how to know if you even need to make more milk. How do I know I…

The Lactation Cookie List for Hungry New Mamas

Lactation cookies are amazing ways for new mamas to increase milk supply, enjoy a sweet treat, and ensure that you are producing enough milk for your new baby. I am personally a fan of healthy lactation cookies, which are just as satisfying and effective. Either way, this is your lactation cookie list. I’ve linked up the best recipes for lactation cookies both healthy and completely delicious. Some cookies are no-bake, while others are standard cookies you mix and bake. I also have some awesome cookies that come in a mix and pre-packaged that I’ve been able to try. These lactation cookies, healthy, bake and no-bake, will knock your socks off and give breastfeeding mamas plenty of options to consistently keep their sweet tooth satisfied and milk supply healthy. What ingredients are important in lactation cookies? Typically, lactation cookies are considered lactation cookies when they have the following ingredients: Oats either…

Lactation Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie

This lactation smoothie is amazing for both increasing milk supply as well as helping you lose that baby weight. YES, you can do both! Lactation smoothies are a key component of my program, The Postpartum Cure, and I highly recommend them because they are full of nutrients, which is the trick to keeping your milk supply while losing the baby weight. Many mamas struggle to lose the baby weight while breastfeeding because they fear their milk supply will decrease with their weight. This doesn’t have to happen. Eating the appropriate nutrient-dense foods will help you maintain a healthy milk supply and lose the weight easily. Hundreds of mamas are losing the weight with my app and program, so if you like lactation smoothie recipes with clean and organic protein powder, you’ll love the program! Let’s get to the recipe and ingredients! Lactation Brownie Batter Smoothie For Milk Supply + Weight…

How To Lose Weight After Pregnancy Naturally

Losing weight naturally after pregnancy is possible with the right postpartum diet plan, postpartum workout plan and some supplements to help you combat those pesky cravings that can make losing weight naturally after pregnancy difficult.  To lose weight after pregnancy naturally, there are a few things you need to focus on:  A nutrient-dense diet Daily activity calorie burn like walking + breastfeedingFiber and protein intakeWater consumptionQuick and easy healthy meals Notice that I don’t mention an intense workout plan. In my experience as a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and founder of The Postpartum Cure, mamas need to focus more on nutrition, rather than workouts. After pregnancy, many mamas believe they can’t lose weight naturally because they don’t have time to workout. This isn’t the case at all.  Your diet after pregnancy is what is going to have you losing the weight completely naturally, with out a lot of effort on working…

Milk Dust The Breastfeeding Protein Powder For Weight Loss

Milk Dust is your new best friend for weight loss while breastfeeding. Milk Dust is a protein powder with milk-boosting ingredients that will help you keep your milk supply healthy and strong, with sugar-craving curbing ingredients to help you control the breastfeeding appetite and lose the baby weight. Yes, there is a lactation-boosting protein powder that helps you lose weight too. And, it is full of necessary nutrients to help you heal postpartum, give your body the nutrients it needs and ultimately help you lose that baby weight. Here’s the quick run-down of how the protein powder, Milk Dust can help you lose the baby weight while breastfeeding, then we can dive into more details: Lactation-boosting herb blend for lots of milk Minerals to stop sugar-cravings Blood sugar support with herbs Special vitamins and minerals for postpartum recovery Energy-boosting herbs Folate (L-Methylfolate) for iron and energy support Lots of plant…

5 Activity Alternatives to Cut Back on Cumulative Screen Time

Thank you Amazon for sponsoring this post. Give the gift of reading this holiday season with Prime Book Box! Screen time-free entertainment for young children is hard. The Cable TV shows, Youtube and Netflix are just three of the main sources for our screen-time entertainment with three boys under 6 years old. Things haven’t gotten much easier as we’ve transitioned into the older-toddler years. Now it is 2, 4 and almost-6 that brings a whole lot of physical, wild, unbridled energy in and outside of the house. SCREENS GIVE ME A BREAK! But, recent research shows us how we are teaching our children to never be calm, bored or less-than entertained. We are giving them toys, activities then screens to keep them always stimulated and totally enthralled. I’ve been reaching for less screen time here, and I’ve found some tips and tricks that really help. It isn’t as hands-off as…

4 Simple Solutions for Packing Nourishing and Easy Snacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PublixWinWinSnacks #CollectiveBias Fall and winter sports always bring super fun days, but also very long days for the whole family. Especially if you have multiple children in weekend sports to shuttle from game to game. I’ve found that packing snacks appropriately is really important to keeping everyone (including myself!) happy and enthusiastic. Melt downs can quickly happen if kids are bored, hungry or tired. I try to pack nourishing snacks to keep my little ones from getting hungry, and also to keep them busy. Little snacks keep them occupied, while also keeping them from getting too hungry. I put together some of my best tips for packing snacks and powering up on long sports days. Even if it isn’t a sport day, it could be a zoo day, park day or some other…

The Best Whey Protein Powder for Breastfeeding Mamas

This post is sponsored by WOW MOMS, where I received the product to try, and I was blown away with the quality and taste, so here are the details! Of course, as always, all opinions are my own. Whey protein powder can be very safe and beneficial for breastfeeding mamas. Protein is essential for postpartum mamas to heal properly, as well as produce breast milk. Breastfeeding mamas need protein, and whey protein powder can be a great choice to help you consume enough protein, as well as make some delicious recipes. How is whey protein powder beneficial for breastfeeding mamas? Whey protein is a complete amino acid protein because it comes from animals. Our bodies do not create protein, we need to consume it for our muscles, hair, skin, cells and for baby. Protein is going to help with cell growth, and the amino acids pass through to baby, who…

Healthy Eggnog Protein Shake

A healthy eggnog protein shake that is perfect to celebrate the holidays, while sticking to your holiday fitness goals. This is so good. Like creamy, yummy, festive and super healthy. You aren’t consuming loads of sugar and fat all all with this protein shake recipe. This recipe is created with WOW MOMS vanilla protein shake. This is one of my top protein powders for breastfeeding mamas, and it is really good. It is the top whey protein powder I suggest if you are breastfeeding. It is a very clean protein powder, made from grass-fed whey, which is very important!! Because this protein powder is so clean, it is a great way for breastfeeding mamas to get enough protein. If you can’t do dairy, this is my favorite plant-based protein powder that blends really well. Because this protein powder is naturally sweet, it helps with sweet cravings, and it fills you…

5 Hidden Reasons You’re Gaining Weight While Breastfeeding

There are hidden reasons why you might be gaining weight while breastfeeding, which is of course dissapointing and very frustrating. Especially when you are eating healthy, exercising and breastfeeding. Then, you see all these women proclaiming their easy-peasy weight loss, and it makes for one giant stress ball. Gaining weight while breastfeeding is more common than you feel, and understanding the hidden reasons behind the weight gain, or lack of weight loss, can really help you feel less-stressed. As a Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist, and founder of a very popular breastfeeding diet and fitness program, The Postpartum Cure, I have lots of experience helping mamas tweak their diets and mind set to be able to lose weight without losing their milk supply. In desperation, many mamas will skip meals, starve and work out like crazy to combat the weight gain while breastfeeding. This is not good.  I teach in my program…