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In all the excitement of pregnancy tests, gender reveals, childbirth classes, nursery decorations, and baby showers, it is easy to forget that after your birth you will immediately have a completely helpless tiny newborn to care for. And immediate does not mean a day or a week later, it means within minutes of enduring possibly one of the most physically challenging experiences of your life, you will have another person to care for. It is extremely important to be prepared for these first few moments, especially if you plan to breastfeed your baby. A good idea is to meet with a Lactation Consultant for a prenatal breastfeeding visit so that they can provide answers to questions, prep you for what you will need to know/do and be your support person for this journey especially if this is your first baby. Knowledge is power so here are some things that…

If you’re looking for the best breastfeeding tips to boost and increase your milk supply, you’re in the right place. I’ve breastfed two babies now and I’ve collected all the best breastfeeding advice that I’ve learned on my journey that actually WORK to increase milk supply naturally. I took all the courses from this breastfeeding expert and what I learned helped me so much. Basically, I’ve become very versed in breastfeeding and the process of making enough milk to feed my babies. Mama, I know how stressful it can feel when your milk isn’t coming in or your breast milk supply is not enough to satisfy your baby. The best advice I can give you is that if you focus on the right healthy breastfeeding foods (yes, that’s a thing) and use the right tools, you can increase your milk supply naturally and have lots left over in storage. So,…

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…

Meet guest poster, Katie Pickett, a seasoned entrepreneur and mom of three who has shared her wisdom in crafting this blog post. At joyfulmesses.com, we’re committed to providing you with the latest parenting insights and tips, thanks to contributors like Katie. Stay tuned for expert advice, as we continue to update our blog to support moms like you on your journey. Love, Ashling! 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 favorite 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 are…

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…

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…

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 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 capsule 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 my…

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…

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…

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…