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I’ve made a list of yummy sweet treats that will increase your milk supply and support you in the journey of breastfeeding. Whether you just had your baby, or you’re an old pro like me, it’s essential to take care of your body and give your milk-makers what they need. Breastfeeding can be hard. It can be annoying, inconvenient, and sometimes the amount of milk you have is less than you need. Here are some fabulous treats that will help you boost your milk supply that are healthy, satisfying and sweet!
Frozen Chocolate Banana with Sprinkles:
This is perfect for summer. You can follow this guide to make your frozen, chocolate-covered bananas, or grab these on Amazon. I don’t have time to make a whole lot of things, or clean up after making what I want, so its much easier for me to buy my treats. You can also put crushed nuts on your bananas, rather than sprinkles. Those are a bit healthier for you while nursing because nuts (if you aren’t allergic) are a great, nutrient-dense food. I mention trail mix in this post, where I give you the 4 best foods to add to your breastfeeding diet. Nuts are great for you! I don’t make these often because you can buy them so easily, but when I do, I like to put sprinkles on them (and everything else).
Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries:
Sometimes all you need is something small and sweet. Well, get yourself some dark chocolate, melt it and cover your strawberries! Strawberries are super good for breastfeeding because they offer a large punch of antioxidants, as well as fiber and vitamins. I found a simple recipe here but the process is super simple. Just melt the chocolate with a little butter or coconut oil, dip and put in the fridge!
These are my favorite treats that help your milk supply because they are healthy, offer lots of vitamins and they satisfy your sweet tooth. Having a lot of sugar cravings? Make sure you read, The Real Reasons You’re Craving Sugar While Breastfeeding and What To Do About It
If you need more information on increasing your milk supply, as well as losing the baby weigh, check out all my postpartum posts or read one of these!
I will be launching a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to heal, nourish and regain their strength.I really struggled healing after my first child, and even went through pelvic floor physical therapy for weeks to manage scar tissue that developed from tearing. I have experience studying nutrition, physical therapy and I taught Pilates, so I’ve put together a program I wish I would’ve followed from the beginning.
A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.
This program then moves you into gaining physical fitness back. I will never forget the first time I tried to go for a run around 12 weeks postpartum after my first baby. I didn’t do any strength work, so I was literally jelly. I had lost all my extra fat and my previous muscle. So depressing. I was barely able to start gaining it back before I got pregnant and sick again with my second. I’ve learned so much on maintaining muscle postpartum through a unique diet and Pilates routines. I walk you through all of this too!
Lastly, I take you into a fitness and nutrition program to get your body back. This amps up your fitness routine into HIIT workouts, strength workouts and cardio to help you melt off those last pounds. I also walk you through proper food intake to encourage a healthy milk supply, while still burning extra fat as fuel. There is a very fine line to do this, but don’t worry, I’ve done it three times!!
I’m working on my edits to launch this program as soon as possible. I want it to be affordable, so all moms can heal there bodies and skip all the trouble I experienced. I didn’t realize, even with all my knowledge and training, how non-negotiable healing your postpartum body is before working on losing the weight.
Please sign up, so I can let you know as soon as the The Postpartum Cure is launched and ready!