What to eat and not to eat while breastfeeding

What to eat and not to eat while breastfeeding

While breastfeeding it is very important that you pay attention to your diet. Just because you are no longer pregnant doesn't mean what you eat and drink doesn't effect your child. By eating healthy you provide you and your child with better nutrition and can even increase your milk supply. Take a look below at some of the best and worst foods for when you are breastfeeding. 

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Breastfeeding: How much does my baby need and how do I store it?

Breastfeeding: How much does my baby need and how do I store it?

One of the most difficult parts about your first year with your baby is figuring out how to properly breast feed your baby to fit his or her needs. It can be tough to set aside so much time of every day for breastfeeding and to figure out how much milk your baby needs.  This is why many mothers also use breast pumps to store breast milk ahead of time for their baby so that someone else can feed them and they can be sure the baby is getting enough. To help with this difficult process we outlined a feeding schedule and storing guideline for breast milk below. 

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Facts about breastfeeding: What's best for you?

Facts about breastfeeding: What's best for you?

While pediatricians recommend breastfeeding until at least one year, only 77% of mothers breastfeed at birth and then only 25% make it to the 1 year mark. We understand that this is a hard decision faced by many new mothers who are new to this. Luckily here at Sweetie Pie Organics we've been around the block once or twice so we put together this list of breastfeeding facts.

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Easy bake lactation cookies to boost lactation

Easy bake lactation cookies to boost lactation

Got milk or struggling to produce more? We have some interesting easy lactation boosting recipes for you. The key ingredients of these recipes are brewer’s yeast, flaxseed meal, and fenugreek. If you are not producing enough breast milk, then you can use these ingredients in your cookies, brownies, no bake lactation bars or even smoothies!

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What are galactagogues? Should I choose herbal galactagogues or food galactagogues for breastfeeding?

What are galactagogues? Should I choose herbal galactagogues or food galactagogues for breastfeeding?

Galactagogues are ingredients that increase milk production. They have been used for centuries by humanity to help nursing mom boost their milk supply. Galactagogues could be found in some kind of foods or herbs. Here is the list of galactagogues- herbs that increase breastmilk production and foods that would help you increase your milk supply.

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5 Best recipes for lactation smoothie

5 Best recipes for lactation smoothie

There are many recipes for breastfeeding foods to help lactation, but lactation smoothies are the easiest to make and one of the most enjoyable way to boost breastmilk production. You can use some same ingredients as for lactation cookies: flaxseed, oats and have healthy breastfeeding foods - green fruits and vegetables, add even a bit of chocolate to your breastfeeding shake.

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What are fenugreek benefits for breastfeeding and increase of milk supply

What are fenugreek benefits for breastfeeding and increase of milk supply

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is the most popular herb used to increase milk supply. It has been used for centuries and is reported as an excellent galactagogue for some mothers. There were few studies done that produced mixed results [Swafford 2000, Reeder 2011, Turkyılmaz 2011] Be aware that non-pharmaceutical methods of increasing milk supply should be tried first, as there could possibly be side effects from both herbal remedies and prescription medications used to increase milk supply. See the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine’s protocol #9 on the use of galactogogues.

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