Elliot has arrived! Just one week ago our boy decided it was time to enter the world. Our entire family is just in love with this little bean and it’s as if he’s always been here in our lives! It feels perfect and we feel complete. What also feels perfect and complete? Our breastfeeding relationship is getting off on the right foot, which is such a surprise for us. I was really expecting it to go south real quick. You can read about the issues I had with my first-born here.
Maybe it’s because I prepared for the worst case scenario. I had the number for a local lactation consultant pre-programmed into my phone and had even hired a doula to come check on me in the days following delivery to make sure my latch was looking OK and assess his latch. I also had alerted every health care professional that our child will likely have a tongue and/or lip-tie like our first-born did. I have been making everyone we encounter, including our baby chiropractor, check his little mouth and give us their opinion on the state of his mouth/our latch.
One way I’ve been ensuring things stay on this smooth course has been to keep my supply as high as it can be. Growth spurts are nasty and I’m already preparing for them by building my supply up with proper nutrition. I love my morning smoothie and after I have one I feel like I’ve given my body the best start I can for the day. Here’s my go-to recipe:
- A handful of mixed berries
- 1 frozen Banana
- 1 TBSP of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
- 1 TBSP of Flax Seeds
- 1 TBSP of Peanut Butter
- 1-2 capsules of Fenugreek
- Honey to taste
- 1 scoop of Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Protein powder
- 1 cup of Hemp Bliss Milk
Throw all that in the blender until it’s the consistency you like, adding more milk or ice until it’s the way you like it.
I tend to make mine thick like ice cream and it legit tastes like a treat. When I’m craving something sweet, this is also a great alternative to a sugar-laden snack.
Let me know if you try this recipe or if you have something similar to this that helps keep your supply where it needs to be.
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