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I’ve lost over 25 pounds of baby weight for each pregnancy, and bounced back to my pre-baby weight around six weeks. I 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.
In my years of helping mamas lose weight while breastfeeding, there was a protein powder missing that was specifically designed for breastfeeding mamas to combat these sugar cravings and fully nourish mamas. I am a firm believer in nutrition for milk supply, so I created Milk Dust. Milk Dust is literally your best friend for lactation and weight loss. It has a milk-boosting herb blend, plenty of protein, sugar-craving-busting herbs like Tumeric, Cinnamon Bark Root and minerals like Chromium which have all been used to balance blood sugar. In addition to all these fabulous items. I hand-picked specific vitamins like Folate (L-Methylfolate) because folate is still important during lactation! Almost just as important as in pregnancy. I also hand-picked vitamin B12 for energy, and super foods like Chlorella, Spirulina, Spinach, Blueberries and more. The protein powder is free of soy, gluten, dairy and corn. It is NON-GMO, Vegan and plant-based!! I highly recommend you check it out if you are craving sugar. It is only sweetened with Stevia, Monk Fruit and Organic Cane Juice, which means there is very little sugar, but it is very sweet, so you still get to drink something like a milkshake! THE PRESALE IS LIVE AND IT SELLS OUT FAST!
There is no other clean, super nutrient-dense protein powders that are specifically made for postpartum healing, nourishment, lactation and weight loss. There are thousands of mamas waiting for this to launch, and I am so excited to finally have a product that helps mamas nourish themselves while also losing weight
Why I Created Milk Dust for Breastfeeding Mamas:
I’ve been referring mamas to the best protein powders on the market for a couple years now. Still, none of them had the solutions that I know so many mamas need. I’ve also been coaching and helping women lose weight while breastfeeding, and there were some repeated issues:
- Drop in milk supply with diet change
- Intense sugar cravings
- Hunger all the time
- Too tired/busy to prep and prepare healthy meals
Protein shakes have always been my go-to to help me lose the baby weight in a healthy way that maintains my milk supply. But, there wasn’t a protein powder that I felt really nourished my body, protected my milk supply and helped me get over the sugar cravings. I created Milk Dust to do all of these things. I want moms to have something to help them. A product that gives nutrients to both mama and baby, as well as providing an herbal boost for lactation. This helps keep your milk supply as you start changing your diet, reducing calories and losing weight.
Let’s take a look at what we have as far as ingredients in Milk Dust:
Let’s start with the protein:
Pea protein, brown rice, chia seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. All of these are great sources of plant protein. The seed-protein adds some great omega-3 fatty acids to your milk, which I talk more about the fat content in breast milk in this post.
There are 14 grams of protein per serving, which is just perfect. Many protein powders have quite a bit of protein, which can actually be too much for your body to absorb in one meal. Having a smaller amount ensure that you can absorb all the protein you are consuming.
The Fruit Blend:
The fruits are there to add a natural sweetness, antioxidants, fiber, phytonutrients and added nutrition like vitamin C. This will help with absorption of iron found in our greens blend, and overall add balance to the formula to include an important food group.
The Greens/Energy Blend:
Spinach, Chlorella and Spirulina are SUPERFOODS!! They offer so many potent and important nutrients that breastfeeding mothers and baby can benefit from. Iron is big in both the super greens, which can result in a boost in energy. Spinach has so many essential nutrients like potassium, calcium and iron as well.
The Lactation Blend:
The lactation blend is specifically formulated with various galactagogues that have been proven to increase milk supply in studies. Many of these herbs have been helpful for lactating mothers for centuries, and by combining a blend, we are reducing any of the side effects that may come from herbs like fenugreek, but also adding to the nutrients.
The Sugar Craving/Blood Sugar Support Blend:
Here we used a few ingredients proven to support blood sugar levels and cravings. Chromium and Magnesium in particular have been used to help treat diabetes, and I personally used Chromium for some time to help me eat more protein and less sugar. Electrolyte balance is also essential for breastfeeding, so offering these minerals have an added bonus. Cinnamon bark and tumeric also have many benefits for health overall, but have specifically been proven to help balance blood sugar and reduce sugar cravings. Adding vitamin B12 helps boost energy, which is necessary for new mommies! Many times fatigue itself causes carb cravings, so this can really help!
The naturally sweet taste:
Milk Dust is sweetened with Stevia, monk fruit and organic cane sugar. There is very little sugar per serving. These are natural sweeteners, not chemicals or sugar alcohols. Having a sweet treat is one of the BEST ways to combat sugar cravings. Without the sweet taste, you can still be left wanting the satisfaction of a dessert-like, or chocolate taste. There are many sweet, yummy recipes that I have created for this powder in particular. I really like it combined with almond milk, avocado and the powder. Super simple, creamy and sweet!!
All of these ingredients are super expensive to buy and eat on our own, so having them in a powder form that is easily digestible is a great choice for busy, breastfeeding mamas.
Seriously, it’s so easy to whip up a smoothie in your blender. Hopefully you’ve got a good one that can blend everything smooth. Quick and easy ways to get a lot of nutrients in at once is so important as a new mom. The extra protein powder will help your body build muscle back, and the vitamins and nutrients will encourage your body to produce a healthy milk supply for your baby. It’s a win win for everyone. I also have my postpartum fitness routine you can add to your smoothies, which will help you start gaining some muscle back slowly. In the article I link some great workout videos I like and talk about how I workout with a new baby.
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 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 of success with just the little bit of help and knowledge! I highly encourage you to check it out now, because I add more content monthly and increase the price as more information, videos and details are added! Here’s what one mama said in an email to me, just a week after using the program (these are her real emojis!),
I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well?!The information and the eating plan are both fantastic. I was so happy to hear that great way of calorie counting when nursing! I have gotten my 3 day average and now I’m going to reduce by 100 calories today! Thanks so much!!
If you need help losing the baby weight and keeping up your milk supply, I have a very popular program, The Postpartum Cure, which comes in an app you can download. This program has helped hundreds of women lose their baby weight, while also keeping up their milk supply. It can be done!
Get more details and see what other mamas are saying!