You love keeping fit, after all, it makes you look younger than you really are. You even maintain a healthy diet and keep away from greasy food. But when you see the words “Weight training,” visions of bald guys with bulging eyes and muscles the size of Krypton jump into your head. Thoughts like these make you see a perfect excuse to avoid lifting weights.
A mama has got to keep her energy levels up full-stop! It’s even more important if you’re breastfeeding.
Smoothies are great for a quick nutrient dense snack and this smoothie in particular has some key ingredients that will help support your milk supply. Namely galactagogues – substances that naturally support breast milk production.
Pregnancy. Such a wonderful gift and such a different experience for every mother. On one hand, you spend nine months of absolute maternal bliss, growing and connecting with your little baby inside. On the other, you also have to deal with all the not-so-great symptoms that pregnancy brings. Morning sickness, heart burn, the constant pee-ing, sore boobs, sore back…. the list goes on. Some are manageable, some painful, and others can just be down-right irritating and uncomfortable.
For millennia animal milks were a staple for our farming ancestors, providing them with much needed calcium, vitamins, minerals and fats. Historically cow milk has been the largest source of calcium, for which it continues to be applauded; our food pyramids even dedicate a whole section to dairy! Whether you have “issues” with dairy products or not you can’t have failed to spot the ever increasing range of alternative milks supplied by our supermarkets these days. Fantastic news for all those long suffering lactose intolerant people amongst us, but what does it mean for the average dairy consuming consumer?
Like it or not, our brains are hardwired for negativity. It’s a human survival mechanism. And that little voice in our head that questions everything, it’s something that has naturally evolved from the flight or fight reflex that kept our ancient selves out of the way of tigers and quicksand.
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You really can’t begin to sum up what it feels like leading up to the birth of your baby, and there are so many different emotions you feel. Every moment of your day is now spent dreaming about holding your little one in your arms for the first time, what you will dress them in on the trip home from hospital and all the hazy days you will spend at home nesting together. Each little milestone of your pregnancy brings excitement and a sign that you are getting closer to having your little one with you.
Eat. Sleep. Poop. It seems like that’s all babies do. If mum is breastfeeding, it may seem like baby is always in mum’s arms. And if baby’s asleep, you may be too. And you’re open to some nappy changing, but is that the only way to get some time for Dad to bond with baby?
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