In 2010, I began my gluten-free journey with the diagnosis of gluten intolerance, hypoglycemia, and adrenal fatigue. I had been dealing with various symptoms from not being able to loose weight to falling asleep at work for over a year and my regular doctors kept telling me I just wasn’t trying hard enough. This led me to seek a second opinion from a practice of PA’s specializing in women’s care. No one doubted what I said and after just one visit with them I was floored by their dedication to helping heal my body without the use of prescription drugs. (more…)
Finding time to feed yourself nutritious foods can be a struggle when you’re a new mom. So, what exactly does your body need during this time to maintain and even enhance your milk supply? What specific foods are typically recommended for breastfeeding moms? Plus, we reveal our favorite go-to items for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
BONUS CONTENT:Learn more about some great resources for healthy, easy meals. (more…)
Your baby is quickly approaching six months, which is the time many parents introduce solid foods. But, what if you could skip the puree stage and go straight to whole foods? It’s known as baby-led weaning and it’s gaining in popularity. So, how does it work? What types of foods work best? And what about foods considered a choking hazard?
BONUS CONTENT: What are some of the additional benefits of Baby-Led Weaning? (more…)
Keeping up a healthy milk supply requires a steady intake of calories, and can be difficult for some moms. It becomes extra challenging when baby has allergies to something you’re eating.
I’m extremely fortunate that my son only reacts to a handful of his many trigger foods through my milk, but it means becoming extra conscious of what goes into your body. My son’s first breast milk reaction was just over a year ago. He was suddenly constantly irritable, spitting up all day long and having lots of green mucousy diapers.
At first, we had no idea what could be causing all the trouble. When you’re in this situation, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed, but it’s important to keep your cool. I sat down and wrote down every single thing I had remembered eating for as far back as I could remember, then stared down the list trying to figure out what may have changed. (more…)
We know proper nutrition is important for breastfeeding moms, but what exactly does a well-balanced diet look like? What specifically should we be looking for or avoiding in our food? And what effect does this have on our milk supply and keeping a postpartum mom healthy? (more…)