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According to Miss Universe contestant, Miss Sushmita Sen, when she was asked, “What for you is the essence of being a woman?” She then replied, “Being a woman is like a gift given by God that each must appreciate. A mother is from whom a child originated, who is a woman. She then shows a man what sharing, caring, and loving aspects are all about. And that is the essence of being a woman.” A developing baby in the womb is an absolute opportunity and the greatest gift for a new mother! My first pregnancy made me realize that children are our most precious treasures that no one could ever steal. In my early motherhood, postpartum depression became my worst enemy. To combat this, I helped myself out by making my mental health stable. I made myself busy, I tried plenty of things like working out, writing content, cooking, trying…

I’ve created this post as a guide to help you get started working out postpartum while you breastfeed. I’m willing to bet you’ve heard that exercise can affect your milk supply as a breastfeeding mama and you might be worried that you won’t be able to feed your baby. Good news: Working out postpartum does not affect your milk supply to the gravity you might expect. While exercising MIGHT affect your milk supply a bit, it certainly doesn’t mean your supply is going to disappear or even be drastically reduced. Postpartum workouts will not be the main cause for milk supply to drop. Let’s peel the onion back, shall we? Most mamas start dieting while exercising so the problem becomes a nutritional one, not a movement one. If you reduce calories, you may end up cutting out important, nutritious food that helps boost the milk supply. The key is learning…

If you’re currently expecting and entering your third trimester, you’re likely reading everything you can about breastfeeding. Knowing that inspired me to put together a post sharing all the things you need to grab during your third trimester so that you can ensure breastfeeding success! In my breastfeeding journey, I began to work on my breast milk supply during the last few weeks of pregnancy and I seriously feel it helped me increase my milk supply quickly once the baby arrived. There are a few different things that you need to have on hand, ready to go before you give birth. Speaking of birth, if you’re planning to have a natural birth then you NEED to check out this class!  I had unexpected natural births and if I had taken this course before I would’ve been much more prepared. Okay, let’s check out the top 6 most important things to…

Lactation protein smoothies are a great way to get healthy nutrients that help boost your milk supply while also aiding in safe postpartum weight loss. Today, I’m excited to share with you my FAVORITE yummy lactation protein shake that has boosted my own milk supply many times. This lactation smoothie is filled with milk-boosting ingredients, one of them being the protein powder by Majka. Majka is amazing, and so HEALTHY for you. I am so happy that this protein powder exists because it helps us breastfeeding moms boost and keep our milk supply so that we can know our baby is getting all the milk it needs. Majka offers a full spectrum of nutritional benefits that mamas need to function properly, produce breast milk, and thrive as happy, healthy mamas. RELATED READ: Your Breastfeeding Diet: The Best Foods to Eat for Milk Supply and Weight Loss Basically, it has everything…

Breastfeeding has a funny way of magnifying our sugar cravings, doesn’t it? I have heard many new moms say that they crave something sweet often or even every couple of hours. Craving sugar while breastfeeding seems to be a very common side effect – so much so that I wrote this post to share some of the reasons why you might be craving more sweets and sugar while breastfeeding your sweet baby. Have you ever tried Googling why you’re craving sugar? I have found that it returns very general reasons why – the biggest reason according to most is because you’re tired and therefore going to crave more sugar than normal. Yes, being tired definitely will have you craving more sugar but it’s also so much more than that. Let’s take a deep dive into the top reasons why you’re craving sugar while breastfeeding. Not Eating Enough Protein and Nutrients…

Wondering why you’re gaining weight while breastfeeding? You’ve likely heard that weight loss is “easy” if you breastfeeding so why are you gaining weight instead of losing it? Don’t worry you aren’t alone – in this post, I’m going to deep dive into the hidden reasons behind breastfeeding weight gain – it’s something that is common AND super frustrating. Especially if you feel you’re eating all the healthy foods, working out, and breastfeeding. I’m willing to bet that any weight gain while breastfeeding has you feeling stressed out, am I right? The thing is, since your stress levels are up, it means you’re producing more of the hormone cortisol which basically means that being upset about weight gain is actually ensuring that you don’t reach your goals. Now, don’t worry, mama! That’s why you’re here – I’m going to help you understand the hidden reasons behind weight gain during breastfeeding…

If you’ve been searching for healthy lactation smoothies that will help increase your breast milk supply while also helping your postpartum weight loss goals, you’re in luck. I’ve compiled our top 7 lactation smoothie recipes that are healthy for milk supply AND weight loss. These lactation smoothies are a great source of protein which will help you keep your milk supply up. Post partum weight loss is already difficult enough without having to worry about losing your milk supply. That stress is what motivated me to create this post resource – make sure to pin it for later so that you can find the best lactation shakes! These are the breastfeeding smoothies I drink during my postpartum recovery. They are healing, boost milk supply, and help with postpartum weight loss. Want support for your own postpartum recovery? Perhaps you would like a resource that offers milk-making smoothies and after baby…

If you’ve been searching for a yummy, milk-boosting green lactation smoothie recipe, you’re in for a treat! I’m sharing my favorite healthy green protein lactation smoothie recipe that I use to boost my milk supply while still safely losing the baby weight. This healthy lactation smoothie is an absolute must in my breastfeeding diet plan and you should add it to yours too! What you’ll find in this green lactation recipe are breastfeeding food superpowers! I love this green lactation shake because it gives all the important nutrients to my body that support a healthy and healing postpartum recovery. And, if you’re looking to increase your milk supply, this will become your go-to lactation recipe! RELATED READ: How To Create a Healthy Breastfeeding Diet Plan Minty Green Lactation Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 13-15 cashews 1 scoop of protein powder (this is the only protein powder that’s great for breastfeeding moms!) Half…

Motherhood is tough and breastfeeding can be stressful.  I put together some tips to help you out.  I hope you find it helpful.  I wanted to give you some nutrition advice and recipes for yourself to help keep you and baby healthy and your milk flowing. Enjoy! Related posts: The Best Lactation Cookie List for Breastfeeding and Milk Supply The Best Breastfeeding Foods for Lactation Smoothies and Shakes to Increase Milk Supply

If you’re looking for ways to increase your milk supply before your baby arrives, you’re in luck. I’m sharing all of my best tips for boosting milk production during the last month of pregnancy. I have successfully breastfed all of my children and I think my success is because of what I do BEFORE the baby arrives. Yes, believe it or not – there are absolutely things you can start doing now that will set you up for breastfeeding success once your sweet bundle is here. Let’s learn how to increase your breast milk supply before your baby arrives, shall we? How To Increase Milk Supply Before Baby One goal you should have when it comes to increasing milk supply is ensuring your body has what it needs to produce as much colostrum as quickly as possible at birth. Pro Mama Tip: Make sure to nurse your baby right after birth…