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…)
When my daughter started eating solids, I just did what I thought I had to do. Give her rice cereal, oatmeal, some purees. I didn’t realize there was another option. That’s what I had always heard. Then, I started hearing this jibber jabber about baby led weaning and I had no idea what it was.
Baby led weaning is offering your baby foods that are soft cooked and then cut or mashed into manageable pieces for baby. Basically, you prepare it and baby does the rest. No spoon feeding involved. You help your baby but don’t actually feed baby. Which method is better? That is a decision that has no right answer. What’s right for one parent and child isn’t necessarily what’s right for another. In my opinion, you don’t have to choose just one option either. (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…)
You’re a breastfeeding mom and you still have nine months of pregnancy weight hanging around after the birth of your baby. How can you successfully lose the extra pounds while still maintaining a healthy milk supply for your little one? How many calories are needed to keep you supply and what are some healthy meals to help your keep on track? Plus, how to keep your body from producing too much lactic acid. (more…)