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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…

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…

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…

Breastfeeding Twins: Tips to Increase Your Milk Supply

If you’re a breastfeeding mom of twins, you know that it can be a little more challenging than breastfeeding a single baby. Not only do you have to worry about producing enough milk for both babies. But, you also have to make sure that they are getting the right amount of nutrition. Let’s discuss some tips to help increase your milk supply and make breastfeeding twins a little bit easier! How to know if your breast milk supply is low When breastfeeding twins, it is important to make sure that your breast milk supply is adequate. One way to tell if your milk supply is low is by the frequency and amount of wet diapers your babies have. They each should be having at least six wet diapers per day (or more).  If not, then it is likely that your breast milk supply is not enough. Another sign that your…

5 Blenders for Making Breast Milk Boosting Smoothies

Breastfeeding is not always as easy as it seems. Some mothers find themselves with a low breast milk supply, which can make breastfeeding difficult. Talks of having to supplement with formula when you really want to breastfeed exclusively can be frustrating. But you’re here because you’re not giving up just yet! There are smoothies that can help boost your milk supply, thankfully! Smoothies are very easy to whip up, made with natural ingredients, and delicious too! Though smoothies are not the sole solution to your problem, it can definitely help! In this blog, we recommend blenders that we found to be the best for this purpose. Whether you’re looking for a high-end blender or one that is more budget-friendly, we have you covered. Benefits of smoothies for breastfeeding mothers Smoothies are an easy way to get important vitamins and minerals into your diet. When you’re breastfeeding, you need more…

Superfoods for Breastfeeding Super Moms

There’s an enormous amount of information available these days on the world wide web to help moms learn about how to feed their baby. How to bathe their baby, even how to burp their baby, but what you may struggle to find are articles on how to take care of and properly feed and nourish the mommy.  Especially for moms who breastfeed. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a handy cheat sheet where some of the best superfoods available are all listed in one place?  For you to review and choose from whenever you wanted to enhance your milk supply and build up production. Or ensure your milk is full of the utmost important nutrients your child needs? Well, have no fear, help is here!  Looking for courses to help you? Take a look at this Ultimate Breastfeeding Class! Superfoods for Breastfeeding  Here is a good starter list that includes…

Tasty Lactation Shakes You Can’t Resist

Let’s picture a perfect world where you can snap your fingers and have someone bring you a tasty lactation shake to help you build your milk supply and nourish your body whenever you need one. As incredibly nice as that would be, the reality is we all need to be our own advocates for creating a fabulous diet of healthy eats, drinks, and tasty treats. If you are handy with a blender and can handle choosing a few fruits, 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.  Find the 8 BEST lactation protein shakes for pumping up your milk supply while losing the baby weight here! The Magic is in the Right Ingredients  Here are some highly nutritious ingredients to use in creating your own delicious and healthy lactation…