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Breastfeeding and Weight Loss: Postpartum Weight Loss Plan for Breastfeeding Moms

Do you have a goal to start losing the baby weight while you’re breastfeeding? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone! The women I connect with in the Facebook group for The Postpartum Cure, share some of their concerns or struggles with postpartum weight loss while breastfeeding so I have a good handle on what you’re probably thinking and feeling. Btw, if you’re interested in learning more about The Postpartum Cure and how the program supports breastfeeding moms with a healthy diet and workout plan, click here. What I’ve seen is a lot of women have a goal to lose at least 10 pounds while they are breastfeeding. Some women want to lose more – it really depends on how much weight was gained during pregnancy. Losing 10 lbs. of baby weight while breastfeeding is a great goal! I am passionate about supporting moms with safe postpartum weight loss…

The Best Lactation Cookie List for Breastfeeding and Milk Supply

If you’re searching for easy lactation cookies that taste yummy and will help boost your milk supply, you’ve come to the right place! I love healthy lactation cookies! They make the best, healthy snacks for breastfeeding moms. I love breastfeeding cookies so much that I wanted to create a post with some of my fav recipes. Lactation cookies are one of the main reasons I’m able to build and maintain my breast milk supply and I want the same for you! I have collected what I feel is the simplest lactation cookie recipes and linked to ones that I don’t have here on the blog. Some of the breastfeeding cookie recipes have brewer’s yeast and some of them don’t have any. Some lactation cookie recipes are no bake and some are standard cookies you mix and bake. I also have some awesome lactation cookies that come in a mix and…

How I Safely Lose the Extra Baby Weight Without Losing My Milk Supply

I’ve had three babies and each time I’ve gained more knowledge about losing the extra baby weight safely and without affecting my breastmilk supply. In fact, I was able to keep up a healthy milk supply while dropping the baby weight fairly fast. Weight loss after baby can be done without a strict, low-calorie diet or lots and lots of intensive exercise. The best (and, sometimes, fastest) way to lose the baby weight is to focus on a few important things that will help you with your postpartum weight loss goals while also protecting your milk supply. I developed a program and app that supports mamas just like you with developing a breastfeeding diet plan that will help you reach your after baby weight loss goals while making sure you’re eating enough nutrients to support a healthy milk supply. Click here to find out more about The Postpartum Cure and…

The Best Milk Making Brownie Lactation Smoothie Recipe

If you’re searching for yummy lactation smoothie recipes, my milk-making brownie lactation smoothie recipe is just what you need. This lactation smoothie is amazing for both increasing milk supply as well as helping you lose that baby weight. It’s filled with healthy breastfeeding foods that will allow you to reach your goals while nursing your sweet newborn baby. Did you see that I mentioned this lactation smoothie will boost your milk supply while helping you lose the extra baby weight safely? Yes, it is possible for healthy weight loss while breastfeeding! Lactation smoothies are a key component of my program, The Postpartum Cure because they are full of important nutrients for breastfeeding and weight loss. That really is the trick to keeping your milk supply while losing the baby weight. If you’re struggling to lose the baby weight while breastfeeding because you fear your milk supply will decrease, make sure…

Breastfeeding Diet: The Best Foods for Milk Supply and Weight Loss After Baby

I’m breastfeeding my third baby now and I’ve finally got a handle on how to lose the baby weight without affecting my milk supply. I’ve even had a bout of mastitis from overproducing, while still losing all the baby weight in about 2 months.  Your breastfeeding diet is really key to telling your body it’s okay to let go of fat, while also providing the nutrients that produce the liquid gold your baby needs. If you are looking for a quick way to increase your breast milk supply, while not consuming extra calories, I highly recommend Fenugreek. I’ve used it a few ways, but the drinkable versions worked best for me. I also found this resource amazing in helping me understand breastfeeding and how to keep up a healthy supply. I know that a nutrient-dense breastfeeding diet plan is essential for successfully maintaining a good milk supply level while also being able to meet…

How To Create a Healthy Breastfeeding Diet Plan

Creating a healthy breastfeeding diet plan is easier than you think! In this post, I’m going to show you how to create a healthy breastfeeding diet that will help your own health as well as your breast milk supply. Creating a breastfeeding diet plan is really important to your health as a new mommy, as well as your milk supply. Successfully creating a diet plan you can follow while breastfeeding means that you can start losing the extra baby weight while nourishing your body. This is what I teach to new mamas in my program. It is entirely possible that you can create your own breastfeeding diet plan to lose weight and keep your milk supply up. I am going to give you the steps to take to help you do just that! What A Healthy Breastfeeding Diet Plan Looks Like And How To Do It Creating a breastfeeding diet plan…

The Best Breastfeeding Foods for Lactation Smoothies and Shakes to Increase Milk Supply

Want to learn how to make yummy and healthy lactation shakes and smoothies that will help you build your breast milk supply while nourishing your body?  If you’re looking to add some lactation recipes to your rotation, I’m going to give you some of the best ingredients to use in your lactation shakes. Good for you, mama! Taking control of your breastfeeding diet is just plain smart and healthy too! All you need is a blender, some fruits, a liquid of choice, and some other helpful ingredients to taste, you are well on your way to making your tummy super happy while improving your daily milk production supply. Choosing the Right Ingredients for Your Lactation Shakes and Smoothies There are some very nutritious ingredients that you can use to create your very own lactation shakes and smoothies. Make sure to pin this post to refer back to later! The ingredients…

Tips for Breast Milk Storage

One of the most bonding things between a mother and baby is breastfeeding. This can be one of the easiest ways to feed your baby. However, many women reach a point where they need to begin pumping their breast milk. Sometimes it is because their body produces more milk than the baby needs.  Or they may need to return to work and want to provide the liquid gold for bottle feeding. For some mommas, keeping a stored supply of breast milk is done because they want to resume date nights with the hubby. Whatever your reason for pumping and storing your breast milk, we have compiled a few tips to help you get started. Organizing Your Pumped Breastmilk One of the most important things to remember when you are storing breast milk is to label your milk!  There are many different types of storage bags you can purchase. Most of…

Pumping: When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work Out

There are times when breastfeeding doesn’t work out for you and your new baby. Quite often, this is accompanied by a lot of guilt – especially for new moms. No need to worry, it’s not your fault. Besides, there are other options available to help feed your baby with your natural breast milk. Most new moms have been told that breastfeeding ALWAYS works, and that it is an automatic process after childbirth, but sometimes it does not always go as planned and that’s fine! Exclusive pumping is the next best option for new moms, if breastfeeding does not work out well. It applies to situations where your baby has to use extra effort to get breast milk, and it can be very relieving for both mommy and baby. The hormones prolactin and oxytocin are responsible for the production of breast milk, but milk production is highly dependent on how…

Top Picks for Breastfeeding Safe Protein Powders

Protein packed smoothies are a great way for moms to fill us with good calories, a good way to lose baby weight and help boost milk supply.  Protein powder is safe for breastfeeding and can serve several purposes at once for both baby and mom. Protein shakes are such a great way to take in a lot of nutrients, which if you are breastfeeding, you need! Protein is so important for lactation and getting enough of it can be difficult for busy moms.  Let’s talk about why protein powders are super helpful to breastfeeding moms. Are protein powders safe for breastfeeding mothers? Yes, here’s why: Protein powders offer high concentrates of essential vitamins and minerals that are normally difficult to consume Protein powders are filling and versatile for use in various shakes and recipes Protein powders are derived from organic and clean ingredients, not chemicals. Protein powders can be sweetened…