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Shruti Mishra
Can we boost nutrient levels in breast milk?

Can we boost nutrient levels in breast milk?

Can a mother's diet change the nutritional quality of breast milk? This is often a taboo topic in online forums and blogs due to the fear that the pressure to eat right may cause mothers to give up breastfeeding sooner. While I empathize with that reasoning, I also believe that...

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H.E.Y. Breakfast! Overnight superfood bowls expecting and breastfeeding mothers needs to try today!

H.E.Y. Breakfast! Overnight superfood bowls expecting and breastfeeding mothers needs to try today!

Start your day with an energized HEY (Healthy, Easy, Yummy) breakfast bowl! As expecting or new moms, we often struggle to eat well due to lack of time or energy to make ourselves a  nourishing meal. We get that. That is why we love crafting quick recipes that also nourish...

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Shruti Mishra
The ultimate guide to foods that increase breast milk production aka galactagogues

The ultimate guide to foods that increase breast milk production aka galactagogues

Originally written for Boober. Being able to make enough milk is a constant worry for many moms. Am I producing enough? Is my baby getting all the nutrition? How are other moms able to pump so much more? With an increasingly connected world, new mothers may feel even more challenged...

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Shruti Mishra
An open letter to new dads from new moms

An open letter to new dads from new moms

Mothers are strong people. New mothers are strong as well, strong in their love, passion and single-minded focus on their new baby. But the often overlooked duality here is that new mothers also most need to regain their core strength when it comes to their bodies, minds and spirits in...

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Shruti Mishra
A comprehensive guide to benefits of Ashwagandha if you are trying to conceive, pregnant or a new mother

A comprehensive guide to benefits of Ashwagandha if you are trying to conceive, pregnant or a new mother

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is perhaps the most well known Ayurvedic herb in the US after turmeric and moringa. We have written about the benefits of turmeric and moringa for new moms in the past, but Ashwagandha is an absolute rock-star of Ayurvedic herbs which has some amazing benefits for fertility...

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Jada Shapiro
These 7 practices can help you boost your milk supply

These 7 practices can help you boost your milk supply

Being a new parent is a huge amount of work—not to mention the fact that your body is making milk to nourish a little being. It’s a miracle that we have the energy to keep going! One common problem that can arise is a fluctuating milk supply. So what are...

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Shruti Mishra
4 ultimate lactation smoothies that also nourish and replenish

4 ultimate lactation smoothies that also nourish and replenish

The importance of nutrition for breastfeeding mothers cannot be overstated. A nutrient rich diet not only helps a mother in replenishing her nutrient reserves, it also improves the nutritional content of the breast-milk. Although the need to eat right shouldn't discourage mothers from breastfeeding, adding a few nutrient dense meals...

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Shruti Mishra
Postpartum depletion and the importance of making a postpartum nutrition plan

Postpartum depletion and the importance of making a postpartum nutrition plan

Consider this: post childbirth, most of the mothers are sent home within 2-3 days, and often lack support at home other than their partner (who hopefully has a few days of paternity leave). New mothers are then expected to not only take care of the newborn, but also have no...

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