Breastmilk, Meat “Formula”, & Tube Feeding

Miss Elizabeth has been receiving all human milk since her premature birth at 26 weeks.  In the NICU, she received a human milk based fortifier and some donor milk to supplement as my supply was building (I had major difficulty establishing a milk supply this time).  For a short while, she also had 4ml of… Continue reading Breastmilk, Meat “Formula”, & Tube Feeding

My Whole 30 Journey So Far…

This round hasn’t been too difficult.  Likely that’s because I’ve done whole 30’s several times in the past and I don’t eat a lot of junk food as a norm anyway… although, since little m=Miss Elizabeth Joy was born, I’ve had a little too much sugar. I digress… I keep things pretty simple- rotating veggies… Continue reading My Whole 30 Journey So Far…

Whole 30 and Making Milk

I’ve started another Whole 30.  With my last baby, I saw an increase in milk supply when I did the Whole 30.  I consumed plenty of carbs from produce (mainly sweet potato and squash) along with healthy fats. I have not been successful so far with this baby- every time I attempt to get on… Continue reading Whole 30 and Making Milk

Nutrition for Mom & Baby

*I am not a medical professional.  You should always consult with your qualified medical professionals before beginning any new supplements or dietary changes. This is purely based on my personal research and what works for me as a passionate health conscious mama.* Nutrition is a passion of mine… we were gluten free before it was… Continue reading Nutrition for Mom & Baby

Calories for Breastfeeding

  This is part two in my what worked to increase my milk supply series.  Part one is on fluid intake. While breastfeeding (nursing or exclusive pumping), the recommendation is that you will need an extra 300-500 calories per day in order to make enough milk for your little one. This correlates to two cups… Continue reading Calories for Breastfeeding