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The 5 Best Milk Supply Boosters for Richer Milk

Breast milk production is so important because as a breastfeeding mama, that’s how your baby is surviving! We worry about the amount they are getting, the nutrients we are providing, and if we are producing enough to keep them full and happy. With my first baby, I researched everything on milk production, and I even started working on my milk supply before my baby arrived. I found so much information, as well as some products that actually work really well, I decided to write the ultimate guide to milk boosters. The one I wish I could’ve read when I was 9 months pregnant and obsessing about breastfeeding. These milk supply helpers are great for encouraging a rich milk because they offer your body a lot of nutrients. I am going to go over teas, cookies, protein powders, herbs and supplements to hopefully help you choose the best milk boosting helper…

5 Proven Tricks To Lose The Baby Weight Without Tanking Your Milk

Breastfeeding and postpartum weight loss are a hot topic for new mamas because balancing milk supply and weight loss can be super tricky. I think it’s safe to say that most mamas would choose a higher milk supply for their babies, rather than losing weight fast, but you really can do both. I’ve gained and lost over 25lbs with each pregnancy, and never had an issue with milk supply because of these 5 things I focused on. First, Fruit: I talk a lot about how fruit helps me in my free ebook, The Six Skinny Secrets To Losing The Baby Weight. I go into more details on how I’ve managed to lose the baby weight and keep it off after three babies now. Part of that is focusing on healthy fruits. Apples, oranges, citrus, berries, grapes…whatever your favorite is really. Snacking on fruit while breastfeeding provides your body with lots…

Baby Items Millennial Moms Will Adore from Companies Focused on Function, Quality and Design

As a millennial mama, I am just as concerned about function as I am about style. I am focused on minimalism, quality and aesthetic when it comes to baby items. There are some beautiful companies out there now that are the result of millennials pushing for better quality, better function and overall beautiful design. I mean, as millennials we want nothing but the highest standards! Well, I am so excited I’ve scored the internet to find a full list of these items, created by intentional companies to ease the minds of millennial mamas, while still keeping their gear totally instagram-worthy at all times. Here’s the complete list that you must add to your registry. If you haven’t got your registry started yet, the Amazon Baby Registry is awesome because you can get everything there! Who doesn’t shop on Amazon, and they give you $100 towards diapers and wipes!! Can’t go…

Protein Smoothie Bowls to Lose The Baby Weight, Not Your Milk!

Protein is a magical macro for breastfeeding and weight loss. I actually struggle to eat enough protein because I’m not a big fan of meat. I will eat chicken drenched in ketchup, or turkey burgers with lots of cheese and toppings, but I am really happy without the meat and just veggies. So, I opt for protein shakes as a way to help me get protein in. Protein is essential and important when you’re breastfeeding, and it’s a great tool for weight loss because it provides energy for your muscles and brain, while also requiring extra energy to digest. I find that the protein shakes are an amazing way to consume protein, in addition to other nutrients in a way thatย  is not only palatable but super yummy! If you have trouble knowing what protein powder to get, please read about my favorite, super clean protein powder! Its the Ideal…

How To Get A Trainer, for A Fraction of The Cost (less than $6 a Month!)

I write a lot about losing the baby weight and getting fit on this blog because I’ve gained and lost over 25 lbs three times now. I know how hard it can be to find time to workout, eat healthy when you have massive sugar cravings, or just survive when you have toddlers and babies pulling on you every second. I was able to lose the baby weight by 6 weeks postpartum because it is a habit now. I even wrote a free little book with all my secrets that I would love to give you! Get The Six Skinny Secrets to Losing The Baby Weight eBook Free! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name I have had a very difficult time making the most of any workout I can manage. Whether it was at the gym, when we had a membership, or now while I’m running…

Protein Powder 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…

5 Things Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You at Your 6-Week Postpartum Checkup

I was so nervous for my first, 6-week postpartum check up, and totally shocked by my experiences that followed my check up. I remember getting ready to go in the room, new baby asleep in the car seat and waiting patiently for my doctor to come in. The experience itself was simple, quick and at-fist such a relief. I was given the okay and told everything healed great. What I wasn’t told was so much more. I walked out of there feeling happy that I survived my first birth and recovered by 6-weeks like you are “supposed” too. But, there was so much my doctor didn’t tell me, and some utterly painful experiences I hope to shed some light on, just in case you go through them yourself! First, Healed Doesn’t Mean Normal: When my doctor told me everything healed great, I thought that meant everything was going to feel…

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.ย  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:ย 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…

The Best Protein Powder to Lose the Baby Weight And Increase Your Milk Supply

I’ve lost over 25 pounds of baby weight for each pregnancy, and bounced back to my pre-baby weight around six weeks. I have some secrets to doing this, which I wrote about in a free ebook you can grab! I also love a great protein powder and health smoothies. I wrote a post on the best protein powders for breastfeeding moms. I wanted to go over a few options, which with all that research led me to the protein powder I know talk a lot about and love as a tool to increase milk supply and help you lose the baby weight. With Code: JOYFUL you get $10 off the Clean Eating Bundle, that includes another $10 gift card!! Get The Six Skinny Secrets to losing the baby weight eBook free! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name I talk about how clean the protein powder is…