Bring on the milk

As a new mom, being told that my milk production was great and that I should not have anything to worry about I was pretty darn happy and ready to get nursing.
Fast forward 3 months and things had changed. I was now pumping and nursing but started to notice my supply was dwindling. I didn’t know what to do about this. I drank more water, took warm showers, had my babe nurse on both more often but nothing seemed to be working. That’s when I spoke to my naturopath at True Roots Healthcare and she suggested I try a nursing tea (there are many brands out there but the one I use is a blend made at the naturopathic clinic I go to and is a loose leaf blend).

I will say, I was a bit skeptical at first, I mean come on, a tea, really…this was her big suggestion to magically amp up my milk production again!!! I gave it a try anyway and , well, I can happily say that it began to work. Not only that, it tastes amazing and I look forward to my cups of daily goodness!!!

My suggestion to new moms who may be having the same issue with their milk supply…don’t downplay anything and try everything. If nothing seems to be working I’m also a firm believer in “do what works to feed your babe”…don’t fear alternatives to breastmilk yes ladies I mean try formula!!! Your baby needs to eat and you need to remain happy and sane. Love yourself and know that you will make the best decisions for both yourself and your little one. 

In health and happiness šŸ˜Š



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Quinoa and sweet potatoe cakes…the finaleĀ 

So here is the final product! One of my all time favourite meals (and there is usually leftovers for the days to follow).

I like to make this a “meatless Monday” meal but it is great whenever you feel like a delicious change.

Follow the link below for the recipe.

The aioli is simple to make as well, 1/2 cup of egg free mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp of paprika, 5 garlic cloves minced and some freshly squeezed lemon juice (2tbs but I just squeeze a bunch in until I’m done), and I personally like like to add some cayenne pepper for a little kick, about 1/2tsp. Mix up ingredients in the food processor and voila, you have lemon and garlic aioli!!! Mmmmm.


Kristen Douglas

Quinoa and sweet potatoe cakesĀ 

Just whipping up a batch of quinoa and sweet potatoe cakes for dinner šŸ½šŸ˜.

Final product and recipe to follow!