Many first-time moms feel that breastfeeding comes naturally when their baby is born, and not worry too much about it while pregnant. I admit that I was one of those moms. Sure, I read a few online articles and a chapter about it on the "What To Expect When You're Expecting" book and I thought … Continue reading Preparing for Breastfeeding Success!
I understand, mama. Pregnancy isn't always fun, and to be honest I'm pretty sure you just want more sleep. While there's those that have that "glow" during pregnancy where their skin & nails are in their favor, there's some of us who need to add an extra step into our routine to get the "glow" … Continue reading Caring for Your Skin During Pregnancy
I had a really hard time swallowing vitamins during my first trimester. I was incredibly nauseous that I even hated chewing and tasting gummy vitamins! I tried a few different bottles, both food-based and synthetic and I found 4 that I enjoy and can tolerate to take on a daily basis. I really do not … Continue reading My Prenatal Vitamins
I knew last week I was 2 weeks late for my period. Boobs were aching, I was so nauseous, and everything just smelled so foul. I couldn't take it anymore at work, so I went to the pharmacy (luckily I work at a hospital) and just but a test. During my lunch break, I told … Continue reading Wait…I’m pregnant?!
This week's #InstaWeanTeam challenge is watermelons! Whether you eat it by itself, make it into a popsicle, or use it in a salad, with 4th of July coming up, watermelons is definitely a great treat! Instead of making a regular fruit salad, I decided to make a savory watermelon salad instead! It's refreshing and will … Continue reading Watermelon Salad w/ Feta & Cucumber
This week's #InstaWeanTeam theme is QUINOA! We love quinoa in our house. We eat it as a rice alternative, and I love it because it's not heavy on the stomach. Also, quinoa is a great super food to introduce to children!We love Mexican food in our house, so I made a Southwest Quinoa for a … Continue reading Southwest Quinoa Recipe
Raise your hand if you love chicken nuggets? I sure do, and so does my toddler. However, frozen or fast food chicken nuggets are so unhealthy. It’s actually easier and more inexpensive to make your own, and you won’t feel guilty for serving it to your family. So this week’s #InstaWeanTeam challenge, I reinvented the … Continue reading Reinventing Chicken Nuggets Recipe
This week's #InstaWeanTeam key ingredient is GREEN BEANS! This week I made garlic green beans. A quick and easy side dish that can be paired with pretty much anything! I love pairing this week baked chicken!Garlic Green Beans:1 tbsp EVOO1 tbsp minced garlic1/2 a small onion (chopped)1 lb fresh green beans (ends cut)1/2 tsp tamari1/8 … Continue reading Garlic Green Beans Recipe
It's Summer time and berries are in season! This week's Insta Wean Team theme are Healthy Summer Treats with Berries! In Cali, the weather is always so warm, so a cold delicious treat is needed. So, I made a yummy and simple strawberry coconut chia pudding.Ingredients:2 tbsp chia seeds1/2 cup almond milk6 strawberries (leaves cut … Continue reading Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding
In today's day and age we turn to the Internet for most of our questions. However, when we type in one question, we wind up with countless of different websites with opposite answers. So, where does an expecting or a new mom go when they have questions on breastfeeding or pumping? They can either turn … Continue reading The Importance of Lactation Support