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The Nursing Mama Snack List: My Favorite Healthy Snacks for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding snacks are a B.I.G. deal. Nursing mamas need snacks on-hand 24/7, and they need to be healthy to ensure great nutrition for mama and baby. Snacks can help keep you happy and baby happy in more ways than one, and ensure you don’t turn into one hangry milk mama. Let’s go over this amazing list of healthy snacks for breastfeeding mamas, and the first three are my all-time favorites because they are full of nutrients that help your body heal postpartum, promote a healthy milk supply, while also being naturally sweet, for those endless sweet cravings! My 3 Favorite Breastfeeding Snacks To Crush Sugar Cravings and Keep Off The Baby Weight! Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bowl: This is so good! All you do is cut up some strawberries, throw some shredded coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts on top, then a dollop of coconut yogurt. I am a huge fan of…

Exactly What To Do If Your Milk Supply Drops To Pump It Back Up Fast

Breastfeeding three little boys, I’ve been through some ups and downs in my milk supply, and I’ve learned exactly what to do if milk supply drops, and you need to increase it back up fast. I nursed my last baby easily for 20 months, and I could’ve gone longer, but I felt like it was time to wean. In the years that I have breastfed, and even with my most recent breastfeeding stint of 20 months, I was able to keep my supply up and healthy, even if it dipped a bit. Here are the 5 steps I would take to increase my milk supply fast. First, Nurse, Nurse, Nurse: Get that baby on the boob. It is as simple as that. I recently took a course that taught me so much. There is a lot to know on breastfeeding including how to tell if your baby is getting enough…

Strawberry Pecan Overnight Lactation Oats With A Splash of Cream

There is something so yummy and convenient about overnight oats, and when they include lactation-boosting goodies, it can be a magical, milk makin’ combination of sweet and healthy carbs. Strawberries and pecans go really well together. For some reason, pecans and cashews are my favorite nuts. I didn’t have  cashews on hand, but I did have pecans, so when I combined them with overnight oats and strawberries, I was super excited how they turned out. You can also make this recipe with instant oats if you don’t prepare it the night before. Just prepare your oats in the microwave or stove, then add the toppings right then and there. I’ll give the recipe for the overnight version, but feel free to make them the morning of too! I talk a lot about berries in my postpartum healing and weight loss program. They are so wonderful if you are postpartum and…

The 8 BEST Lactation Protein Shakes For Pumping Up Your Milk Supply While Losing The Baby Weight

Lactation protein shakes are a super healthy way to keep your milk supply up, while working on getting lean after having baby. Losing the baby weight is difficult, but worrying about losing your milk is even more stressful. I’ve rounded up the best protein shakes I actually make and drink to keep my supply up while losing the baby weight. In my little program, I go over everything you need to know to lose the baby weight without losing your milk. I have  meals plans, healing foods, milk-boosting supplements, recipes, shopping lists and much much more. I walk you through healing your core,  strengthening your pelvic floor and so much more.  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…

Dark Chocolate Blueberry Lactation Shake For Postpartum Healing and Weight Loss

This lactation shake is good. Like so good. It is absolutely perfect for mamas looking to keep their milk supply up, while losing the baby weight. First, it is full of blueberries which are wonderful for milk supply. See my 5 best foods for increasing milk supply and losing the baby weight to know more about what blueberries do. Anyways, the dark chocolate aspect really takes the standard blueberry smoothie to another level. Think of the chocolate covered blueberries you can get at Costco. Like that but healthy. It also secretly has a handful of spinach, for an extra milk-boost, and you will never know it is there. Lucky you 🙂 Part of the reason this is so good for your milk supply AND weight loss is because of the protein powder I use. It literally is full of milk boosting ingredients, and it is low in calories and high…

Skinny Tropical Pink Summer Protein Shake for Breastfeeding Mamas

Yes summer is here, and the pressure for mama to lose the baby weight is a little more intense. I have a yummy, pink and tropical protein shake that will keep your milk flowin, while helping your body to burn fat and continue letting go of the baby weight. The reason this is so wonderful for your milk supply is because I use this protein powder. I talk about it way too much, but it is a staple for me and keeping my supply up while working out. It offers me the protein I need, PLUS greens and fruits and all kinds of wonderful things including digestive enzymes. It is clean and safe for mamas and babies, and tastes wonderful! You can read more on the ingredients and benefits, or get straight to the recipe!! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup frozen pineapple 5 BIG frozen strawberries or 5 fresh (because it is…

The Complete Guide To Losing Weight While Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding often throws a wrench in the weight loss process post baby. Milk supply maintenance, while also trying to lose weight can be tricky because your new little bundle is affected if your milk supply drops. Talk about a stressful situation, when mama is working hard to get back in shape, only to find she isn’t producing enough milk, so she throws it all to the wind and eats anything and everything with milk-producing ingredients.  You can totally lose the baby weight while maintaining your milk supply. There are just a few keys to doing this, which I will go over here. 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…

How To Determine How Many Calories To Eat While Breastfeeding For Safe Weight Loss

Calories are a big deal while breastfeeding and working on losing the baby weight. A lot of mamas have no clue how much they should be eating, thus they never attempt to monitor their intake. Trying to figure out your calorie needs while breastfeeding sounds totally complicated, but it actually isn’t at all! I go more into detail on how to do this in my program, The Postpartum Cure. If you are struggling to lose the baby weight, want to heal your postpartum body and work on minimizing the pooch, this program is for you. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of nourishing and healing your body. Figuring out calories is very important, but I also talk about how it may not be the number of calories you need to change, but the quality of those calories. In my FREE 14-day clean eating challenge, you get a chance to start…

5 Tiny Tricks To Speed Up Losing The Baby Weight

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProgressIsPerfection #CBias #CollectiveBias Keeping up milk supply, as well as working on flattening the post-baby pooch is such a big challenge!! I talk a lot about both these postpartum issues on the blog, and today I have tiny tricks that are super simple, yet can help you lose the baby weight, as well as two recipes for lactation smoothies! If you are struggling to lose the baby weight, I have a  little program, where I go over how to lose the baby weight, specifically for breastfeeding mamas. I have meal plans, healing foods, milk-boosting supplements, recipes, shopping lists and a private Facebook group for support. I walk you through healing your core,  strengthening your pelvic floor, Pilates and cardio workouts and so much more.  If you are looking for a more in-depth plan that…

The 6 Safest Protein Shakes for Breastfeeding Mamas That Help Lose The Baby Weight

Protein shakes are my secret weapon for postpartum weight loss. The key to postpartum weight loss is really nourishing your body properly, more than how many calories you are eating. If you give your body amazing nutrients, your body will let go of fat, produce lots of breast milk and ultimately function properly. It is a natural process to use stored fat to create breast milk, and if your body is properly fed, it will do what it is designed to do! So many protein powders are way more than protein powders. They are nutritional supplements full of gold. These powders are so full of micro and macronutrients, super greens, super fruits, good bacteria, digestive enzymes and more, it is a no-brainer to add them to your diet postpartum. I talk all about the power of protein for your postpartum diet in this post. Please remember that I am not…