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6 Things You Have To Grab in Your Last Trimester To Make Breastfeeding a Breeze

Breastfeeding was a huge priority for me with my first baby, and I was fortunate enough to be able to breastfeed successfully, with a healthy supply, all my babies. I am still breastfeeding my 16-month-old, more because it’s easier than necessity. I even started working on my milk supply in my last few weeks of pregnancy. There were just a few items I really suggest to help you with your milk supply and breastfeeding, that you should have ready to go. If you are thinking about having a natural birth, but unsure, check out this class! If I had this class, I think I would’ve been much more prepared for my unexpected natural births! I was not ready when the epidural didn’t work and my second and third babies came so fast. My friend and labor nurse put it together, and she is amazing. Moving into the 6 most important…

8 Amazing Protein Powder Recipes For Milk Supply and Losing The Baby Weight

As a breastfeeding mama, who’s gained and lost the baby weight (over 25lbs) three times now, I can vouch for the importance of protein to help you lose the weight, but also keep your milk supply up. I actually have a hard time eating a lot of protein. I just prefer carbs, and I don’t like meat much. Now, carbs get a bad rap these days with the Keto diet craze. I think if that works best for you, do it, but if you love carbs like I do, you can totally achieve your goals by eating carbs. The thing is, our bodies are designed to either use carbs (first choice) or fat (second choice) as fuel. I’ll go into more detail on this in another post, but no matter how you are eating, protein is necessary. If you are like me, you need some quick, tasty protein. That’s where…

The 5 Best Milk Supply Boosters for Richer Milk

Breast milk production is so important because as a breastfeeding mama, that’s how your baby is surviving! We worry about the amount they are getting, the nutrients we are providing, and if we are producing enough to keep them full and happy. With my first baby, I researched everything on milk production, and I even started working on my milk supply before my baby arrived. I found so much information, as well as some products that actually work really well, I decided to write the ultimate guide to milk boosters. The one I wish I could’ve read when I was 9 months pregnant and obsessing about breastfeeding. I also WISH I would’ve found this gem of a resource! SO MUCH HELPFUL INFORMATION! I also stumbled upon this guide for pumping, if you are struggling like I did. I hated pumping, and I avoided it at all costs in the beginning.…

Protein Smoothie Bowls to Lose The Baby Weight, Not Your Milk!

Protein is a magical macro for breastfeeding and weight loss. I actually struggle to eat enough protein because I’m not a big fan of meat. I will eat chicken drenched in ketchup, or turkey burgers with lots of cheese and toppings, but I am really happy without the meat and just veggies. So, I opt for protein shakes as a way to help me get protein in. Protein is essential and important when you’re breastfeeding, and it’s a great tool for weight loss because it provides energy for your muscles and brain, while also requiring extra energy to digest. I find that the protein shakes are an amazing way to consume protein, in addition to other nutrients in a way that  is not only palatable but super yummy! If you have trouble knowing what protein powder to get, please read about my favorite, super clean protein powder! Its the Ora…

Protein Powder Recipes For Milk Supply and Postpartum Weight Loss

Protein powder is one of the biggest tools I use for postpartum weight loss, as well as keeping up my milk supply. Lots of mamas worry that when they start losing weight, they will lose your milk supply. But, that’s not true. Your body wants to use the stored calories and nutrients in our fat cells to produce milk, and if you continue to supply your body with great nutrients, your body will have everything it needs to produce lots of milk. I’ve become a pro at breastfeeding, and I am just weaning my third baby now. If you need to increase your milk supply, check out these 5 foods (which also help with weight loss!), and save this post for later. It’s all the tips and tricks my sister and I (she pumped and nursed twins over a year while working part time!!) have learned. Moving into protein powder…

Minty Green Protein Shake For Milk Supply and Postpartum Weight Loss

This protein shake is so yummy, and full of super powers for milk supply!! I love this as a postpartum drink to give my body all the nutrients it needs to produce lots of milk, as well as help me lose the baby weight fast. (I lost it all by 6 weeks postpartum!). The run down of the shake is pretty simple, and I’ve laid out all the ingredients for you, to make sure you can whip it up quickly. Let’s go over the ingredients first: 13-15 cashews 1 scoop of protein powder (read all about my favorite protein powder, and the one I HIGHLY recommend) Half Avacado 1 cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice) 2 Cups Spinach 1 TBS Flaxseed 4 Packets Stevia (or sweetener of choice) 1-2 Mint Leaves (depending on how minty you want it) Handful or so of ice cubes I use a Ninja big…

13 Tips for Stress-Free Breastfeeding From a Mom of Three

Breastfeeding itself didn’t stress me out, but breastfeeding in the car, in the bathroom, at night or other inconvenient times did my first time around.  I am still breastfeeding my third baby, and I tell ya, I have found some ways to make breastfeeding a breeze after all these years. These are some great tips that have helped me along my breastfeeding journey to feel more comfortable and enjoy the process a bit longer. Here are my best tips after breastfeeding three babies: Nurse As Much As Baby Wants: This was instinctual for me. I just nursed on demand with no schedule. I never had a major issue with supply, because I also co-slept, but the mental attitude of letting go of a schedule and just enjoying nursing the baby when he wanted was very freeing. You can really let go of a lot of stress if you allow your baby…

Should You Follow The Keto Diet While Breastfeeding?

Should you follow the keto diet while breastfeeding? If you are trying to lose weight while breastfeeding, and looking for the right diet to follow, you may be wondering about the very popular keto diet. Your diet while breastfeeding is so important, it’s no wonder thousands and thousands of people have read this post I wrote. I talk a lot about health and wellness for breastfeeding mamas because I am one! I am slowly weaning my third baby now, and I’ve breastfed all three of my boys for about a year with a plentiful supply thanks to my best tricks. The keto diet is so popular right now, I’m sure many breastfeeding mamas are looking into it to help lose the baby weight. Well, I am here to look into it with you and discuss why it may or may not be a good idea while breastfeeding. Remember I’m not…

The Ultimate Lactation List To Increase Milk Supply Naturally

I am at the tail end now nursing my third baby, and I started making a list of the five most important pieces of information I’ve learned, to achieve a great milk supply. I’ve also done research, took this amazing course, and learned everything I could about pumping, so I am well-versed on all things breastfeeding.  It’s super easy to stress about having enough milk, but if you focus on the right foods and helpful tools, you can really achieve a generous supply that will allow you to have a storage supply and a nice, chubby baby. Here are my 5 insanely great tips on all things lactation and breast milk supply! Increase Milk Supply With Your Food: First, you need to focus on the best foods to eat. I have an insanely popular post, The 5 Best Foods To Pump Up Your Milk Supply and Lose The Baby Weight.…

5 Foods You Didn’t Know Increase Breast Milk Supply

I’ve been nursing my third baby a year now. It’s such a blessing to have nursed three babies now with a healthy supply. Having a healthy supply is so important, and there are some foods I found that increase breast milk supply, which I had no idea. I knew these 5 foods will increase your supply and help you lose baby weight, but with further research, I found out there are more lactogenic foods out there we can count on to increase supply! this post contains affiliate links. Here’s the list of 5 Foods You Didn’t Know Increase Breast Milk Supply Green Papaya: This is first on the list because did you even know there is such thing as a green papaya? Well, it’s really just an unripe papaya. Apparently green papayas are popular in Asia as a breastfeeding food. I’m not sure how it tastes green because I haven’t…