A Breastfeeding Mama's Halloween Survival Guide

A Breastfeeding Mama's Halloween Survival Guide

I'll admit it. Today's post is all about having F-U-N! After all, isn’t that what this season is all about? I don’t know what it is about Halloween. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s the one night of the year when it’s practically a requirement to release all of our inner inhibitions and…

Pumpkin Spice Lactation Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Lactation Smoothie

As a breastfeeding mama it’s important to nourish yourself with high-quality, nutritious foods and beverages, but not feel deprived in the process. Skip the lines - and the high sugar content which can contribute to a colicky baby - and come celebrate the pumpkin spice season with this simply delicious lactation smoothie (or latte)!

Lactation Boosting Fig & Cashew Smoothie

Lactation Boosting Fig & Cashew Smoothie

Are you a breastfeeding mama looking for a quick and easy recipe to help boost your milk supply? Well, this simple (and super delicious) lactation smoothie is the answer. Packed with lactogenic ingredients such as figs, dates, cashews, cinnamon, and honey; this super food smoothie is not only nutrient-dense, but helps to promote a healthy milk supply as well.

5 Exercise Routines Perfect for Breastfeeding Mamas

5 Exercise Routines Perfect for Breastfeeding Mamas

Congratulations! Now that you just had your baby, what are you going to do next??? My guess is you're probably not going to start training for a marathon or even a 5K anytime soon. But, what I can tell you after hearing time and time again from so many of the mamas I've worked with over the years is that there definitely comes a point when "losing the baby weight" and "getting back in shape" eventually becomes part of the dialogue. 

Breastfeeding & Peppermint: Does it affect milk supply?

Breastfeeding & Peppermint: Does it affect milk supply?

As holiday prep begins, peppermint mochas and candy canes become just as synonymous with the season as Christmas shopping and going home for the holidays. There’s no question about it. The smell of peppermint is in the air! But, the question is — is is safe to consume peppermint while breastfeeding?

Your (Breastfeeding Friendly) Hospital Bag Checklist

Your (Breastfeeding Friendly) Hospital Bag Checklist

I said it once, but I’ll definitely say it again… Any of my clients who know me well can certainly testify that I am not a product pusher. Especially during the early days of breastfeeding, I truly believe all you need to get off to a successful start is a willing baby and a pair of breasts. After all, that’s all mamas had for centuries before all of the “latest and greatest” breastfeeding products entered the market, right?

Lactation (No-Bake) Energy Bites

Lactation (No-Bake) Energy Bites

“So, do those cookies really work?” If I had a nickel for every time a nursing mama asked me this…well, let’s just say I’d have a lot of nickels. Lactation cookies have done an excellent job cornering the market as one of those “must-have” lactation boosting staples and so many of the mamas I talk to certainly swear by them. But, if you’re anything like me, the idea of baking a big batch of cookies with a new baby in tow...

Eat These 7 Foods While Breastfeeding (Your Baby Will Thank You)

Eat These 7 Foods While Breastfeeding (Your Baby Will Thank You)

You know the saying. “You are what you eat.” Now, as a breastfeeding mama, you and your baby are what you eat! While many professionals might argue that the food mama eats has no effect on the quality or quantity of her milk, studies suggest that good nutrition does play a role in the richness and abundance – especially with fats and other key nutrients – of your milk.