This post probably contains affiliate links, to items I am in love with, and I am confident you will too! For any health advice I give on nutrition and wieghtloss, make sure you check with your doctor, as I am not a health professional. I am just a mama with lots of health and fitness knowledge and experience.
Nutritional supplements can really be a game-changer for breastfeeding mamas trying to lose the baby weight. It is hard to eat enough to keep your supply happy, while still lose weight. Constant sugar cravings don’t help either! Nutrition is one of the building blocks for healthy and sustainable milk supply, so I’ve put together a very special lists of nutritional supplements that are amazing for milk supply. I have a very popular post on protein powders for breastfeeding mamas, which is a great read if you are struggling to get protein in your life.
The key to losing weight while breastfeeding is to consume lots of nutrients. Your body wants nutrients to build and produce milk. Here’s where you can help your body get the nutrients it needs!
It’s been proven that the fat you eat enters your breast milk. I wrote a detailed post on how to make your milk richer and fattier, but basically that fat is very important to baby’s development, and you can make sure you have healthy fats present for baby by eating them! This omega-3 spray by Ora Organics is amazing! Literally spray twice a day, 6 sprays and you get 1000mg of vegan omega-3 per serving. Sustainably sourced from microalgae farmed in pure waters outside of the oceans, and thus free of mercury, pesticides, PCBs, heavy metals and other ocean pollutants. Formulated with MCT Oil from coconut as well as organic sunflower lecithin, Sunflower lecithin has been proven to increase milk supply and fat! Read my post for more details on that!! One bottle of Nothing Fishy Here has the equivalent omega-3 as 6 pounds of high quality salmon.
Ora Organic Protein:
I wrote all about why this is the cleanest protein powder for new moms and babies, as well as why it is the best protein powder for postpartum weight loss. I love this protein powder because it is pure, full of various plant-based proteins including coconut, pea, chia and more. The ingredients rival that of Shakeology with a lower price point! It doesn’t have the prebiotics and probtiotics, but it does have the digestive enzymes!! Prebiotics and probiotics are super important for new moms because staying healthy with good bacteria after all of the trauma with birth, no sleeping, stress of a new baby etc. That all leaves your gut needing some attention too! Gut health has been linked to mental health, and I believe you can help ward off postpartum depression by really taking good care of your body postpartum. This product tastes great, and is naturally sweetened with Stevia, so no artificial sweeteners or chemicals at all! I made a quick video on why this is the best protein powder too:
Ora Organics has a great Greens Powder that is definitely on the list. This product is certified USDA Organic and made from over 20 veggies, grasses, herbs, algae and superfoods. The alkaline veggies helps detoxify the body, deliver high amounts of antioxidants and provide greens specific phytonutrients. It also has Ayurvedic herbs Ashwagandha and Triphala which boost the immune system, support stress relief, aid in digestion and add powerful cleansing antioxidants!! Seriously amazing for breast feeding mamas. There are also prebiotics, which are good bacteria for digestion, and it isn’t artificially sweetened at all.
This is a very special supplement that concludes my list. It is a supplement with a very calming effect, which helps promote the production of Oxytocin, which is directly connected to milk production. Have you ever got that super tired, calm feeling while breast feeding? This will help your body relax and allow that Oxytocin to be produced and encourage your milk.
Opening up a bottle of peace-promoting IdealRaw Calm helps with:
- The ability to relax naturally without any form of sedation
- A better night’s sleep, which improves your body’s ability to recover and repair from stress
- Reducing stress from daily factors through clinically proven ingredients
- Promoting the overall health of your body with extra vitamins and minerals
Well doesn’t that sound good? Yoga in a bottle, which can really help through those stressful times when the baby won’t stop crying and wanting to be held, and the dishes are all dirty and there are no clean clothes!
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!