breastfeeding


Easy Ways to get in Healthy Fats into our and our Family’s Diet!

Healthy Fats are key nutrients required for baby organ and brain development (inside and outside of the womb), cognitive function at any age along with these additional benefits: Provides body with energy Boosts metabolism Helps you feel fuller longer (reducing calorie intake) Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels – reducing cravings, pregnancy and overall health complications Helps »

What Eating Well Means & Why it is so Essential in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum

As a Certified Health Coach and a mom of 3 small children, my definition of eating well is: Consuming primarily whole foods Following Food Fundamentals (which can be applied to any dietary theory) Healthy Proteins – Plant based, Grass Fed/Pasture Raised animals Healthy Fats – Omega 3’s, coconut oil, avocados Fruits/Vegetables – Wide variety of »

Shape your baby’s taste buds while in womb

We as moms have such incredible influence with our young child, even when it comes to what he/she may prefer to eat when older. A study published in 2001 showed that babies who had been exposed to a flavor in utero or while nursing, were more likely to prefer that flavor when they started eating »

Simple Healthy Snacks for the Breastfeeding Mom

When we become a new mom our focus is on taking care of and tending to our little one. Not only are we supporting them emotionally but also physically through breastfeeding. Amazingly, we need more calories to breastfeed than we did to grow baby in our womb. Getting in those additional calories can be very challenging »

I am a new mom and my baby is reacting to what I am eating….

As a mom of 3 children; 2 that I have nursed and 1 that I am currently breastfeeding, there are some definite challenges from baby having latch issues, milk production, to baby reacting to the foods that are passed through breastmilk. Some babies become gassy, have stomach issues, cry in pain while others may develop »