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This post is sponsored by WOW MOMS, where I received the product to try, and I was blown away with the quality and taste, so here are the details! Of course, as always, all opinions are my own. Whey protein powder can be very safe and beneficial for breastfeeding mamas. Protein is essential for postpartum mamas to heal properly, as well as produce breast milk. Breastfeeding mamas need protein, and whey protein powder can be a great choice to help you consume enough protein, as well as make some delicious recipes. How is whey protein powder beneficial for breastfeeding mamas? Whey protein is a complete amino acid protein because it comes from animals. Our bodies do not create protein, we need to consume it for our muscles, hair, skin, cells and for baby. Protein is going to help with cell growth, and the amino acids pass through to baby, who…

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! Lactation protein shakes are my secret weapon for postpartum weight loss and milk supply. Keeping up your milk supply as a busy mama can cause lots of anxiety as a new mama, but there are some amazing nutrients and herbs out there that can really help. I created an awesome protein shake recipe that will help you pump up your milk fast because it is full of milk-boosting, lactation-causing, and galactagogue ingredients! Scroll to the bottom to see my full, video review of the taste and the lactation bites!…

Protein while breastfeeding is super important to maintaining a healthy milk supply, maintaining muscle and healing postpartum. Eating protein isn’t always the hard part. It is knowing how much protein to eat while eating. Other questions come in like, “what type of protein is the best?” or “does it have to be organic?” We are fortunate to have a plethora of food options in our country, but sometimes more options can be more complicated. How Much Protein Does a Breastfeeding Woman Need? The first step is to understand how much protein you need while breastfeeding. Protein isn’t directly linked to milk supply, that we know of yet, but it is very important for your body to function properly and thrive. A body full of nutrients is a body that will produce a healthy milk supply, so they go hand-in-hand in my mind. That being said, medical officials say that breastfeeding…

Breastfeeding and losing weight is a difficult task for almost every mama. The goal is to keep up your milk supply, while also losing the extra baby weight gained during pregnancy. This is exactly what your body is supposed to do after having a baby: use stored fat to help produce a healthy supply of breast milk. START THE CHALLENGE NOW! But, with all the processed and yummy treats available today, it is so easy to survive off a less-than-nutritious diet. We fill our plates with foods and dishes that are created for flavor and comfort, rather than nourishment. This is where breastfeeding mamas can have some issues because if your body is in a nutrient-deprived state, it won’t want to let go of fat as easily. You can force it to do so by eating too few calories, so it has to burn fat cells, but you can also…

Exercise can affect your milk supply as a breastfeeding mama, but not with the gravity you might expect. Many breastfeeding mamas worry that exercising postpartum will negatively affect milk supply, and cause a drop that will affect their babies. This isn’t entirely true, and it is definitely not a main cause for milk supply to drop. The truth is, many mamas start dieting while they are exercising, so there is a nutrition factor going on at the same time as the exercise. Your milk supply could appear to be dropping, but exercising isn’t the cause. If a mama reduces calories, but does not maintain a highly nutritious diet, then we have a recipe for your body to struggle making enough milk. Lose the Baby Weight While Breastfeeding with this FREE 5-Day Jump Start! In reality, most postpartum mamas entering into a fitness plan aren’t burning as many calories as they…

Breastfeeding snacks are a B.I.G. deal. Nursing mamas need snacks on-hand 24/7, and they need to be healthy to ensure great nutrition for mama and baby. Snacks can help keep you happy and baby happy in more ways than one, and ensure you don’t turn into one hangry milk mama. Let’s go over this amazing list of healthy snacks for breastfeeding mamas, and the first three are my all-time favorites because they are full of nutrients that help your body heal postpartum, promote a healthy milk supply, while also being naturally sweet, for those endless sweet cravings! In my years of helping mamas lose weight while breastfeeding, there was a protein powder missing that was specifically designed for breastfeeding mamas to combat these sugar cravings and fully nourish mamas. I am a firm believer in nutrition for milk supply, so I created Milk Dust. Milk Dust is literally your best friend for lactation…

I completed this postpartum recovery plan after my third pregnancy, and completely lost the baby weight by six weeks with no affect to my milk supply. With my first two postpartum recoveries, I wasn’t focused on healing, nourishing and taking time to rebuild my strength. Finally, by third pregnancy I was in better shape, and developed a completely, holistic postpartum recovery plan to fully nourish your body for breastfeeding, regain strength and lose the baby weight. With my first and second babies, I was able to lose the baby weight fast through nutrition. I kept my milk supply up because I ate a specific, nutrient dense diet. Which I lay out with recipes and a meal plan in the program. I go over all the details on nutrient dense foods. as well as healing foods to help your body recover. One mamas just posted this in our private Facebook group,…

Breastfeeding three little boys, I’ve been through some ups and downs in my milk supply, and I’ve learned exactly what to do if milk supply drops, and you need to increase it back up fast. I nursed my last baby easily for 20 months, and I could’ve gone longer, but I felt like it was time to wean. In the years that I have breastfed, and even with my most recent breastfeeding stint of 20 months, I was able to keep my supply up and healthy, even if it dipped a bit. Here are the 5 steps I would take to increase my milk supply fast. First, Nurse, Nurse, Nurse: Get that baby on the boob. It is as simple as that. I recently took a course that taught me so much. There is a lot to know on breastfeeding including how to tell if your baby is getting enough…

There is something so yummy and convenient about overnight oats, and when they include lactation-boosting goodies, it can be a magical, milk makin’ combination of sweet and healthy carbs. Strawberries and pecans go really well together. For some reason, pecans and cashews are my favorite nuts. I didn’t have  cashews on hand, but I did have pecans, so when I combined them with overnight oats and strawberries, I was super excited how they turned out. You can also make this recipe with instant oats if you don’t prepare it the night before. Just prepare your oats in the microwave or stove, then add the toppings right then and there. I’ll give the recipe for the overnight version, but feel free to make them the morning of too! I talk a lot about berries in my postpartum healing and weight loss program. They are so wonderful if you are postpartum and…

Lactation protein shakes are a super healthy way to keep your milk supply up, while working on getting lean after having baby. Losing the baby weight is difficult, but worrying about losing your milk is even more stressful. I’ve rounded up the best protein shakes I actually make and drink to keep my supply up while losing the baby weight. In my little program, I go over everything you need to know to lose the baby weight without losing your milk. I have  meals plans, healing foods, milk-boosting supplements, recipes, shopping lists and much much more. I walk you through healing your core,  strengthening your pelvic floor and so much more.  If you are looking for a more in-depth plan that goes over healing postpartum, properly nourishing your body for milk supply, a meal plan and recipes and workouts to lose the baby weight, please check out my new program, The Postpartum…