This mum-of-three was hesitant at first to consume the recommended 2,300 calories per day while breastfeeding her second baby. After all, she was always under the impression that less calories equaled more weight loss.
However, Jessica now says, “How wrong I was!”
This is Jessica’s breastfeeding story.
Mum-of-three loses 20kgs AND boosts milk supply by
“After the birth of my first child, I limited myself to 1200-1500 calories a day thinking that was the right way to drop the weight I had gained during pregnancy,” she says.
“I was breastfeeding and my supply would dip constantly, so then I would panic and binge on fatty foods until I had an over supply, before starving myself again.”
It was an unhealthy, vicious cycle.
“I then fell pregnant again when my son was 9 months old, and my milk dried up almost immediately, meaning our breastfeeding journey was over.”
Finding The Healthy Mummy
“I started drinking the Healthy Mummy smoothies and 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges the week after my second child was born.
“I lost 20kgs* in six months while always maintaining a fantastic milk supply.”
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How The Healthy Mummy Smoothies helped with breastfeeding
“Instead of skipping breakfast like I did with my son, I would have a Healthy Mummy smoothie every morning. With a newborn and an 18 month old, the smoothies made it easy to have a quick nutritious meal (one handed) while feeding or toddler wrangling.
“Whenever bub was having a growth spurt I’d have a snack smoothie too to boost my supply even more and I definitely noticed the results.
“I ate my recommended calories with the delicious Challenge recipes and also started gentle walking once a day. I felt so much healthier, my milk supply was consistent and the weight kept coming off.”
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“When my daughter was 12 months old, I fell pregnant with my third baby. I switched over to the Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothies and continued eating the Challenge meals, just increasing my calories to make sure I was eating enough to nourish both babies.”
Breastfeeding during pregnancy!
“I was able to breastfeed my daughter until she was 16 months and chose to self wean. I 100 per cent credit the Healthy Mummy recipes and smoothies for this and I have complete faith that once this baby is born, the smoothies and Challenges will help me lose weight while maintaining a healthy milk supply.“
Be sure to chat with your doctor
Thank you for sharing your incredible story Jess!
Here at Healthy Mummy H.Q we advise any pregnant mum-to-be or new mum to chat with their healthcare practitioner FIRST if they are concerned about their weight and or have questions regarding their individual breastfeeding experience.
The Healthy Mummy however, has developed products specifically for women to help them fuel their body with the essential nutrients during pregnancy and or while breastfeeding.
Did you know our smoothies are breastfeeding-friendly?
The Healthy Mummy Smoothie offers an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients & important antioxidants. It does not contain any weight loss accelerants, caffeine, no gluten and is dairy free. It is also a non Genetically Modified product!
Our smoothie range is also 96 per cent sugar free, breastfeeding safe and is designed to help to support milk supply!
If you would like to learn MORE about our smoothie range download our smoothie information fact sheet here OR you can download the smoothie label and ingredient list here.
You can also check out our delicious flavours HERE.
Breastfeeding Plus – a new product to support mums and their milk supply
The Healthy Mummy’s Breastfeeding Plus can help give new mums a boost of energy (and let’s face it, we can all benefit from that) and has been linked to better mental health during the postnatal period.
If you want to prolong your breastfeeding relationship, or boost a low supply, Breastfeeding Plus can be beneficial.
Breastfeeding Plus can assist with energy levels, immune function and support breast milk supply by providing mothers with a boost of vitamins and minerals to aid in recovery post birth. The aim of this product is to focus on mums nourishing their body to feed their baby.
To purchase yours, click here.
*Images and references to kilograms lost are as supplied by the individual in the story. The Healthy Mummy assumes information and photographs supplied to be true in nature and is not responsible for any false misrepresentations or claims relating to their programs or products.