Don't mind me.. just having a
Salted White Caramel Lactation Treat w/ a sprinkle of Munch Crunch on top courtesy of @mrspatels. My milk is about to be over flowing but I'd eat these even if I wasn't lactating! They are so darn addictive!!
🍼BREASTFEEDING 🍼 goodbye warm food, good bye long nights of sleep and hello dryness and blisters. One of the toughest things I'm experiencing so far of motherhood but totally worth it ❤️ my son is cluster feeding at the moment and that makes my days a little longer and harder. But, the bond I've created through breast feeding is by far the best feeling in the world. I've latched you wrong, I've blistered up and I've lost so much sleep and I still don't get second thoughts. 💙🙌🏼 breastfeeding is a natural beautiful thing that no one should EVER be ashamed of. I love you Elliot Micheal Santoyo you are my world and mama will go through all the discomfort in the world for you 💙👑 #myworld#breastfeedingjourney#breastfeedingpride#sleeplessnights#smile#babyboy#LACTIVIST
I can't get enough of @mrspatels Chai Milk Water Tea!! I've been drinking about 3 cups a day to keep my supply up so that I can have extra milk to store and so far so Great!! Every pump I'm getting at least 5oz after nursing which is no easy feat for breastfeeding moms! If any Moms are looking for something to up their supply this is the stuff for you!
#throwback to summer 2015 when we where a party of four... Haley was still a little baby, and we where on the road travelling around in our little Volkswagen van. @5ofusinabus . This is one of my favourite photo's of that summer, feeding tiny little Haley and cooling down in pool, Michiel standing behind me for extra shade. He just stepped aside for a second to take this picture because he wanted to capture this beautiful moment. So happy he did! Now i'm sitting here with little baby Quinn in my arms asking myself where did the time go!? It's really one of those cliches that is so true... time flies. Even if you are being mindful and soaking in the present. Trying to find the pause switch on live, or at least a way to set it on slow motion. That would be great! Suggestions anyone?
One of my girl friends just had her first little one. And seeing as how I totally know the #newborn and #new mom struggle I wanted to give her something to help her milk supply. With a little research I came across a recipe for these lactation balls via @_mom_is_the_word that use @mrspatels munch crunch so I had to check them out! They came out awesome and it was my first time making them so I def will do it again! They are the perfect on the go snack and increase you milk supply so it's a win win! Check out @_mom_is_the_word for recipe.
This morning I used the last of of "my stash." 😂 The last 7 oz of liquid gold pumped for my baby girl months ago. ❤️ We will still breastfeed when we're together, but this bag made the last 2 bottles she'll take to daycare. 💕
People have asked me when we'll be finished... Do I want to stop... They ask if I she sleeps through the night. When I was pumping at work for 16ish months, people would ask if it was a pain in the ass... 😐🙃 I don't think there is a woman alive who enjoys pumping. 😂
Breastfeeding isn't without struggles, for sure. But it's so totally worth it. When we fly to NJ and I'm able to #breastfeed so her ears don't hurt, I'm happy we're breastfeeding. Last month when she had to go to the ER, I was so thankful she hadn't weaned yet because I could help calm her down. I appreciate those quiet nights and nap times when she breastfeeds to sleep. (Our days are numbered here, right @jester927 !?) 😴💕 At the end of a long day, after a bad dream, when she's tired or cranky or not feeling well, I love being her safe place. ❤️
It is so true that every baby is different. Every breastfeeding relationship is different. Every mamas situation is different. But ultimately we all want the same thing for our littles, right? 😘 I wanted to post this because it's a milestone for us, but also because I don't care if you set a #breastfeeding goal of 1 week or 2 years, I will support you in achieving what is important to you and your baby. 💞
[Jane] When my 2 year old wakes up extra early on a Saturday morning my husband shows mercy on me because he knows I spent the night nursing our daughter and takes our son downstairs to play so I can keep resting. But he always makes sure to bring me a cup of @mrspatels Milk Water Tea and water so I'll stay hydrated with milk ready for the day ahead. Breastfeeding is not easy by any means but I'm thankful to have the help of a product that actually works! With so many products out there it's easy to get overwhelmed with what to try but fortunately with Mrs. Patels products I have been able to reap the benefits of breastfeeding with both my babies.
I never thought I'd be the person to nurse a toddler. If we're being honest, I thought it was weird. As she grew older and I became more educated, I realized it was completely normal, and as a mother it was a gift that only I could give her. The days she nurses now are few and far between. I wonder each time if it will be the last. I'm in no rush to make her stop, as I know she will on her own time. I'm glad for every moment I've been able to nourish and comfort her as only a mother can.
I am posting about each of the Legendairy Milk supplements that I have tried in the hopes that it will help just even one momma! (Ingredients and experiences with each product extends to the comments) PUMP PRINCESS: Organic Nigella Sativa (seed), Organic Fennel (seed), Organic Dill (seed). Pump Princess optimizes breast milk production and supports milk flow and is my favorite (so far). With Pump Princess I immediately noticed fattier milk (finally had a sizable fat plug), and I noticed a 5 to 6 ounce increase in my milk production. I started to notice these changes by my second or third dose, so within the first day. Pump Princess has been incredibly consistent and has made my milk production so solid that I have been able to freeze the most milk while taking this supplement. MILKAPALOOZA: Organic Moringa (leaf), Organic Nettle (leaf), Organic Vervain (herb), Organic Fennel (seed), Organic Shatavari (root). Milkapalooza optimizes breast milk production and enhances nutrition in milk. Milkapalooza is my second favorite Legendairy Milk supplement. Milkapalooza was one of two (the other being Cash Cow) that I hadn't tried initially. I kept reading amazing reviews about Milkapalooza and decided to give it a try after a blocked duct dropped my milk production on one side to less than one ounce per pump! Once the blocked duct cleared, my milk supply still was not increasing on its own. But once I started Milkapalooza, it took 1.5 DAYS to get my milk production back to where it was prior to the block! It also took my milk from "skim" to "whole" milk. I feel that Milkapalooza saved my milk supply after that block and allowed me to continue exclusively breastfeeding without losing momentum. LECHITA: Organic Fennel (seed), Organic Anise (seed), Organic Goats Rue (herb), Organic Caraway (seed), Organic Vervain (herb). Lechita encourages the flow of breast milk and soothes colic and grassiness in infants. (Also calms momma). Lechita was the first Legendairy Milk supplement that I tried. At the time I had tried everything (literally) and didn't know what else to do. I was producing 3 ounces total per day. Once I started taking Lechita I noticed a an increase in my milk
Motherhood is tough, scary, messy, and a blessing. It's crying because you don't know if there's enough milk being produced by your body, it's stressing over a picky eater, it's feeling like people will judge if you don't do things the right way. It's something truly life-changing. With motherhood it's the little things that matter. I have not had a leak since my son was around six months old! Back then it was annoying but today it feels like an accomplishment. I've spent many feedings stressed and worried thinking that he didn't have enough to eat, so I am truly thankful for Mrs. Patel's teas and treats and their positive message to moms everywhere that they are strong & amazing women. 15 months and counting! #extendedbreastfeeding
We had beautiful weather this morning here in central California , and we've been playing outside since 8am in our cozy sweaters 🍂 we decided to come inside for a yummy brunch to fuel mama and the little babe. 🙌🏼
This precious girl turned 4mo old today. I'm such a proponent of exclusive breastfeeding, but this happy little girl needs more kcals than I can provide. She has only gained 5oz in two months and has fallen off the growth chart for weight. It's with a bit of a sad heart that I'll add formula supplementation beginning today, but will be good to see her putting on the weight she needs. #lactivist#babygirl#4monthsold#letthembelittle#breastisbest#JAjimen#momproblems