#GoodEats Breastfeeding Friendly

Breastfeeding Friendly Meals // Why?

On August 14, 2018, I gave birth to my twins, Elliot & Evie Mae, who joined their big brother Emerson, bringing our family of 3 to a family of 5.

As many new moms, I set out to exclusively breastfeed my newborns, but breastfeeding is quite the journey! For the first 4 months of Emerson’s life, I tried to breastfeed, relying heavily on formula supplementing, until finally giving up all together. With my twins, I went into breastfeeding with a healthier attitude (Fed is best), but also with more determination to make breastfeeding work.

So when Elliot developed gas, and Evie Mae struggled with reflux, what was a mom to do?? I searched Pinterest like a maniac looking for solutions for meals to eat that 1. wouldn’t diminish my supply, and 2. would bring some sort of relief to my TWO babies… You know what I found? A good long list of what NOT to eat, and a pretty small list of what I could/should eat (*throw arms in air*)…

The “don’t eat” list included things like milk, cheese, yogurt,wheat, beans, broccoli, raw onions, cucumbers, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, and so on, and so on, and so on… I looked at the list and thought “What am I supposed to eat?”

The picture to the left is the one I used primarily for reference. Pinterest is full of others, with similar information.

The “do eat” seemed all over the place to me: meat (yes, just “meat”), eggs, mushrooms, eggplant, apples, beetroot, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, celery, pears, etc.

Maybe you’ve seen it and, like me, thought “What the heck?!”

So I set out to compile a list of real recipes to help breastfeeding momma’s feed themselves and their babies with tummy issues. You can find some of my and my family’s favorites here.

 

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