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Protein Power Recipes For Milk Supply and Postpartum Weight Loss

Protein powder is one of the biggest tools I use for postpartum weight loss, as well as keeping up my milk supply. Lots of mamas worry that when they start losing weight, they will lose your milk supply. But, that’s not true. Your body wants to use the stored calories and nutrients in our fat cells to produce milk, and if you continue to supply your body with great nutrients, your body will have everything it needs to produce lots of milk. I’ve become a pro at breastfeeding, and I am just weaning my third baby now. If you need to increase your milk supply, check out these 5 foods (which also help with weight loss!), and save this post for later. It’s all the tips and tricks my sister and I (she pumped and nursed twins over a year while working part time!!) have learned. Moving into protein powder…

Minty Green Protein Shake For Milk Supply and Postpartum Weight Loss

This protein shake is so yummy, and full of super powers for milk supply!! I love this as a postpartum drink to give my body all the nutrients it needs to produce lots of milk, as well as help me lose the baby weight fast. (I lost it all by 6 weeks postpartum!). The run down of the shake is pretty simple, and I’ve laid out all the ingredients for you, to make sure you can whip it up quickly. Let’s go over the ingredients first: 13-15 cashews 1 scoop of protein powder (read all about my favorite protein powder, and the one I HIGHLY recommend) Half Avacado 1 cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice) 2 Cups Spinach 1 TBS Flaxseed 4 Packets Stevia (or sweetener of choice) 1-2 Mint Leaves (depending on how minty you want it) Handful or so of ice cubes I use a Ninja big…

13 Tips for Stress-Free Breastfeeding From a Mom of Three

Breastfeeding itself didn’t stress me out, but breastfeeding in the car, in the bathroom, at night or other inconvenient times did my first time around.  I am still breastfeeding my third baby, and I tell ya, I have found some ways to make breastfeeding a breeze after all these years. These are some great tips that have helped me along my breastfeeding journey to feel more comfortable and enjoy the process a bit longer. Here are my best tips after breastfeeding three babies: Nurse As Much As Baby Wants: This was instinctual for me. I just nursed on demand with no schedule. I never had a major issue with supply, because I also co-slept, but the mental attitude of letting go of a schedule and just enjoying nursing the baby when he wanted was very freeing. You can really let go of a lot of stress if you allow your baby…

Should You Follow The Keto Diet While Breastfeeding?

Your diet while breastfeeding is so important, it’s no wonder thousands and thousands of people have read this post I wrote. I talk a lot about health and wellness for breastfeeding mamas because I am one! I am slowly weaning my third baby now, and I’ve breastfed all three of my boys for about a year with a plentiful supply thanks to my best tricks. The keto diet is so popular right now, I’m sure many breastfeeding mamas are looking into it to help lose the baby weight. Well, I am here to look into it with you and discuss why it may or may not be a good idea while breastfeeding. Remember I’m not a doctor, just another breastfeeding mama on sharing all I know about being healthy and losing the baby weight from my experience. First, let’s go over the basics of a keto diet. The idea is…

The Ultimate Lactation List for Massive Milk Supply

I am at the tail end now nursing my third baby, and I started making a list of everything that is necessary to really achieve a great milk supply. It’s super easy to stress about having enough milk, but if you focus on the right foods and helpful tools, you can really achieve a generous supply that will allow you to have a storage supply and a nice, chubby baby. Here are my 5 insanely great tips on all things lactation and breast milk supply! First, you need to focus on the best foods to eat. I have an insanely popular post, The 5 Best Foods To Pump Up Your Milk Supply and Lose The Baby Weight. Read that post to get yourself acquainted with the right foods to eat to nourish your body and your baby. In that post, I have some recipes linked for each food as well.…

5 Foods You Didn’t Know Increase Breast Milk Supply

I’ve been nursing my third baby a year now. It’s such a blessing to have nursed three babies now with a healthy supply. Having a healthy supply is so important, and there are some foods I found that increase breast milk supply, which I had no idea. I knew these 5 foods will increase your supply and help you lose baby weight, but with further research, I found out there are more lactogenic foods out there we can count on to increase supply! this post contains affiliate links. Here’s the list of 5 Foods You Didn’t Know Increase Breast Milk Supply Green Papaya: This is first on the list because did you even know there is such thing as a green papaya? Well, it’s really just an unripe papaya. Apparently green papayas are popular in Asia as a breastfeeding food. I’m not sure how it tastes green because I haven’t…

How To Transition Your Nursing Baby to Solid Foods

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Gerber® Pure®. All opinions are mine alone. #GerberPureWater #CollectiveBias This may seem like a simple topic, but with my first baby, I had no idea when to give him anything solid to eat. I mean, he was already so chubby. But, as he hit about 9 months or so, he was wanting to eat everything we were eating. My natural instincts told me that if he wanted some, give it to him. But, as a first-time mom, I was concerned my instincts were not instincts, but just guesses. If you are ever unsure on your mom instincts, trust your pediatrician for any advice! Fast-forward to baby number three, and now I am confident on transitioning babies from nursing to solid foods. I’m in the transition as we speak with my 10-month-old. He literally screams if he doesn’t get to eat…

Tips To Help Daddy Bond With A Breastfeeding Baby

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplyBonding #CollectiveBias Breastfeeding a baby is such a special bond. Feeding a baby in general creates an important bond of trust and love, that I feel so blessed to have experienced now with three little ones. I am still breastfeeding my 10-month old baby, and I think it’s important not to leave Daddy out on all this special bonding time. For first-time parents, it can be difficult to allow daddy an opportunity to bond with the baby. I never had my husband do the middle-of-the-night feedings because he had to work. I just reasoned that only one of us should be in a zombie-like state, and we don’t need him functioning half awake while working, so these ideas are all great ways to have daddy bond with the baby, without having him wake…

What I Love and Hate About Co-Sleeping + The Softest Nursing Bra

This post is sponsored by Bravado, but all opinions and thoughts are completely my own. I only accept sponsorship from products I know I love, and hope that you will too! #upliftingineveryway I wasn’t prepared for the tremendous sleep deprivation a newborn baby brings. There’s not really words to describe it. I remember it being worst with my first baby because I wasn’t used to it. I would try to sleep, then be jerked awake at the smallest sound of the baby making a noise. I also didn’t know how to get a baby on a sleeping schedule, without having him cry his lungs out, so it was a big mess of dark circles and zombie hair for the first few months. I was literally trying everything to get my new little bundle to sleep. A swing, crib, swaddling and bouncy chair. Nothing was working, and in pure desperation I…

5 Foods To Scarf Down Immediately After Birth For Recovery

Giving birth is the ultimate motherhood marathon. Whether you triumphed with a natural birth or went for the help of modern medicine (me!!), you are a rockstar, and it’s important to fuel your body for healing. If this isn’t your first time giving birth, then you’ll know what I mean when I say that post-delivery, there’s a lot of healing that needs to happen. I try to stay as oblivious as possible to the damage done, and focus on the healing. Giving your body the nutrients it needs will help you heal faster and feel better sooner. This will enable you to be a better mama because you’ll be getting back to yourself sooner, rather than later. Here is my list of 5 Foods to Scarf Down After Giving Birth 1. Chickpeas. These babies are super high in Zinc. Zinc is an essential nutrient to help your body heal, repair…