Eating for Breastfeeding

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Okay, first of all, I'm not pregnant.


It has been a few years since I nursed my boys, but I loved every minute of it. Well, not when Big Guy was first born, and he was colicky, and he could not latch properly, and he was losing weight, and I was a complete wreck.

Getting a sponge bath that first week . . . we all felt that way.

Thankfully, I found the right help (lactation consultants are angels!) and I had the full support of my husband on that journey. We can look back and laugh at it now, but when I was crying, the baby was screaming, and my chest threatened to explode, it wasn't funny.

Given that experience, I'm sympathetic to moms who give up on breastfeeding - but I'm so glad I did not. We know breastfeeding is the absolute best thing you can do for your baby. That is why I was thrilled when my friend Elizabeth from Newby Mom contacted me about reviewing her new website, Eating for Breastfeeding.

Eating for Breastfeeding is a video information series about how to make the best decisions for your newborn's nutrition. It is co-founded by Elizabeth, a video producer, and Stacy, a registered dietician. I particularly like the fact that Elizabeth is a young mother - moms helping moms is the way to go! Elizabeth and Stacy are best friends, and it shows. Their video segments have an easy conversational style that makes you feel like you are hanging out with them, learning some great information. Click here to watch part 1 of their video about Vitamin D consumption. I know you will be impressed.

The site is packed with helpful information, available with a subscription. When you subscribe, you get access to more videos, meal plans, shopping lists, recipes, nutritional information, and personal access to Stacy. You can ask her any of your random questions . . . like what should I do if I want to (need to) have a glass of wine?

She knows.

Honestly, I'm blown away by the amount of helpful information on this site. I thought breastfeeding was all about getting the baby to eat. I never thought very much about what I ate, and that was a mistake. Sure, I watched out for alcohol and caffeine, but I could have done more to take care of myself, to boost my energy, and to eat things that were truly healthy.

Take some time to check out Eating for Breastfeeding and share it with a breastfeeding mom. Subscriptions are discounted through the end of November . . . could make a great Christmas gift!

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Full Disclosure: Eating for Breastfeeding gave me a free subscription in order to review the site. Still, you know me, opinions are my own :)


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3 Responses to “Eating for Breastfeeding”

  1. Sounds like a great site! I wish I would have had something like that when I was breastfeeding my younger son. I'll have to check it out.

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  2. I love the sponge bath picture! Reminds me of the first few times we gave Brie a "real" bath - being diligent newbie parents that we were, we followed the sage advice of the parenting books we read...only add a few inches of water to the tub to prevent drowning. But after a few torturous bathing sessions, we threw caution to the wind and filled up the tub to just below her chin line. She loved it.

    This site looks great - it's so stressful when breastfeeding isn't working.

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  3. Thanks so much! We had so much fun putting this together and we truly hope it helps a lot of new mamas. Courtney, I was the same when I started nursing...only paying attention to his eating and not mine. When I realized that needed to change, I was so thankful to have Stacy in my life. 

    Andrea and Megan, we would love if you would share the link to our site! We want to reach as many mamas as possible. And stay tuned, there is much more to come from us :)

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