Breastfeeding diet, what to eat to make sure you're getting everything you need for your baby and your self. I'm sharing what has worked best for me the past few weeks since we've welcomed our new baby….
From Prenatal to Postpartum Diets
I've been working on writing our birth story with baby Beckham but ya'll, to be honest, it's very hard to write. Something about the experience gets me so emotional and overwhelmed I just can't seem to get all the words down. And then when I start going through the pictures from those days I get all in my feelings. So, maybe someday not so soon. Until then I plan on weaving bits and pieces of our experience into posts like this one.
Prenatal nutrition was something I was definitely concerned about. I tried to eat healthy throughout my pregnancy and for the most part I would give myself a solid B+. I made a conscious effort to eat clean and healthy most of the day, but I also didn't deprive myself of cravings. After all, part of the joy of pregnancy is allowing yourself to indulge a little.
I was definitely more concerned with how to manage my postpartum nutritional needs. C-section recovery is hard. I was barely able to move the first week home. So the idea of planning and making meals for myself was not something that was even an option. But I was concerned with getting all the nutrition I would need to support my healthy and recovery and also be best for breastfeeding our baby.
Meal Delivery Service
And then I was introduced to Fresh n' Lean. Healthy, organic meals delivered right to your door! Exactly what I needed to survive those first few weeks out of the hospital and to make life easier while we adjusted to having a new baby at home.
Fresh n' Lean meals are made from scratch by professional chefs. They source locally-grown, organic, whole-food ingredients. Hearty meals full of flavor with no processed ingredients, refined sugars, artificial colors, flavors or stabilizers.
My box of weekly meals showed up each week and I was set. No researching, reading ingredients and complicated menus to plan. No grocery shopping and hours of prep work. And no clean-up!
I can't tell you what a relief it's been to not have to think about what to eat everyday. I simply pull one out, heat it up and I've got a delicious meal in minutes. They are full of flavor and a satisfying size that fills me up and gives me energy to get through the day.
So instead of spending time grocery shopping and planning out what to eat, I can spend all my precious time with my little peanut.
I can't recommend it enough for mamas or anyone wanting to try a meal delivery service that's tasty and healthy. These meals are a lifesaver! They would make an amazing gift to give a new mom or a busy mom who wants to focus on her health and nutrition.
Organic Meals, Low Fat, Dairy Free and Gluten Free
Breastfeeding Diet Tips
- Drink plenty of water. Aim for 64 ounces a day.
- Eat clean, organic foods
- Eat a variety of nutritious foods. It's important to expose your baby to a number of different flavors
- Aim for three servings of protein each day
- Be sure to include Omega 3s from fish and enriched eggs in your diet to promote brain growth
- Avoid sugar, processed foods and alcohol
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