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Breastfeeding has a funny way of magnifying our sugar cravings, doesn’t it? I have heard many new moms say that they crave something sweet often or even every couple of hours. Craving sugar while breastfeeding seems to be a very common side effect – so much so that I wrote this post to share some of the reasons why you might be craving more sweets and sugar while breastfeeding your sweet baby. Have you ever tried Googling why you’re craving sugar? I have found that it returns very general reasons why – the biggest reason according to most is because you’re tired and therefore going to crave more sugar than normal. Yes, being tired definitely will have you craving more sugar but it’s also so much more than that. Let’s take a deep dive into the top reasons why you’re craving sugar while breastfeeding. Not Eating Enough Protein and Nutrients…

Wondering why you’re gaining weight while breastfeeding? You’ve likely heard that weight loss is “easy” if you breastfeeding so why are you gaining weight instead of losing it? Don’t worry you aren’t alone – in this post, I’m going to deep dive into the hidden reasons behind breastfeeding weight gain – it’s something that is common AND super frustrating. Especially if you feel you’re eating all the healthy foods, working out, and breastfeeding. I’m willing to bet that any weight gain while breastfeeding has you feeling stressed out, am I right? The thing is, since your stress levels are up, it means you’re producing more of the hormone cortisol which basically means that being upset about weight gain is actually ensuring that you don’t reach your goals. Now, don’t worry, mama! That’s why you’re here – I’m going to help you understand the hidden reasons behind weight gain during breastfeeding…

If you’ve been searching for healthy lactation smoothies that will help increase your breast milk supply while also helping your postpartum weight loss goals, you’re in luck. I’ve compiled our top 7 lactation smoothie recipes that are healthy for milk supply AND weight loss. These lactation smoothies are a great source of protein which will help you keep your milk supply up. Post partum weight loss is already difficult enough without having to worry about losing your milk supply. That stress is what motivated me to create this post resource – make sure to pin it for later so that you can find the best lactation shakes! These are the breastfeeding smoothies I drink during my postpartum recovery. They are healing, boost milk supply, and help with postpartum weight loss. Want support for your own postpartum recovery? Perhaps you would like a resource that offers milk-making smoothies and after baby…

Healing your abs after pregnancy can feel challenging. If you’re looking to finally heal your abs after pregnancy, you need my Ab Rehab and Pelvic Floor Restore program. It is part of my bigger program, The Postpartum Cure – but I’ll tell you if you want solid postpartum healing so that you can feel like yourself again, you need this program. If you suffer from bladder leakage, ab separation, back pain, and balance issues – it means you need to take your postpartum recovery and healing seriously. The good news? You can 100% heal from pregnancy. Ready to start healing? Check out The Postpartum Cure. Let’s deep dive into the signs you need to spend time healing your pelvic floor and abs after pregnancy. Prepregnancy Activity Level + Strength Your activity level before pregnancy can determine how your body will heal. When your abs aren’t actively engaged through exercise they…

If you’ve been searching for a yummy, milk-boosting green lactation smoothie recipe, you’re in for a treat! I’m sharing my favorite healthy green protein lactation smoothie recipe that I use to boost my milk supply while still safely losing the baby weight. This healthy lactation smoothie is an absolute must in my breastfeeding diet plan and you should add it to yours too! What you’ll find in this green lactation recipe are breastfeeding food superpowers! I love this green lactation shake because it gives all the important nutrients to my body that support a healthy and healing postpartum recovery. And, if you’re looking to increase your milk supply, this will become your go-to lactation recipe! RELATED READ: How To Create a Healthy Breastfeeding Diet Plan Minty Green Lactation Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 13-15 cashews 1 scoop of protein powder (this is the only protein powder that’s great for breastfeeding moms!) Half…

Motherhood is tough and breastfeeding can be stressful.  I put together some tips to help you out.  I hope you find it helpful.  I wanted to give you some nutrition advice and recipes for yourself to help keep you and baby healthy and your milk flowing. Enjoy! Related posts: The Best Lactation Cookie List for Breastfeeding and Milk Supply The Best Breastfeeding Foods for Lactation Smoothies and Shakes to Increase Milk Supply

By now, everyone has heard of Kegels. It’s a buzzword and everyone is getting in on the trend. But do you really know what they are?? I mean really?? I didn’t think so. I am a pelvic health Physical Therapist and let me tell you, you are not alone. It’s estimated that roughly 80% of women don’t know what the correct muscles are, where to find them, how to use them and if they are even using them correctly when they do find them. I see this day in and out in my practice. So let’s start at the beginning shall we?? Your Pelvic Floor Kegels are a fancy term for pelvic floor exercises. They are named after the American Gynecologist Arnold Kegel who discovered how working this group of muscles was so beneficial. The pelvic muscles basically form your undercarriage at the bottom of your pelvis. There are 15…

Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but it can also be a challenging one, especially when it comes to physical discomfort. As your body changes and your baby grows, you may experience lower back and/or pelvic pain, which can make it difficult to go about your day-to-day activities. Thankfully, there is a simple solution to this problem – The Embrace, which is the newest maternity support belt on the market. The Embrace is specially designed to provide support to the lower back and pelvis during pregnancy. The Embrace is adjustable, so you can customize the level of support to suit your needs, and it is made from soft, breathable fabric that won’t irritate your skin. Why do you need The Embrace? As your baby grows and your body changes, your center of gravity shifts forward, putting pressure on your lower back and pelvis. This can lead to lower back pain, pelvic pain, and even…

If you’re looking for ways to increase your milk supply before your baby arrives, you’re in luck. I’m sharing all of my best tips for boosting milk production during the last month of pregnancy. I have successfully breastfed all of my children and I think my success is because of what I do BEFORE the baby arrives. Yes, believe it or not – there are absolutely things you can start doing now that will set you up for breastfeeding success once your sweet bundle is here. Let’s learn how to increase your breast milk supply before your baby arrives, shall we? How To Increase Milk Supply Before Baby One goal you should have when it comes to increasing milk supply is ensuring your body has what it needs to produce as much colostrum as quickly as possible at birth. Pro Mama Tip: Make sure to nurse your baby right after birth…

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…