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Coping with a CMP and Nut free Diet with Cocofina, The Coconut Expert Products Range

Since I gave birth in middle of July, I am working hard on my diet… Before I got pregnant I was following a keto diet: a real one with 80-90% lipids, 5% carbs and 5 % proteins. Then for baby, I followed a “normal” diet. Now I am trying to get back to my previous diet without compromising my breastfeeding journey – Breast Milk supply . I will start a mixed paleo and keto diet with approximately 70 % fat, 15 % proteins and 15 % carbs. Plus I need to have a diet free from MCP {Milk Cow Proteins} , peanuts and all tree nuts sue to baby allergies. When I realised all the things I need to cut off from my diet, I was first very terrified because last time, when I was on a ketogenic mode, I was mainly eating cheese, whole milk, and nuts butters! How would I get what I need and enjoy my food? Well, I have also 30kgs to loose but how not to get frustrated? This is …

Breastfeeding: Worries about milk supply and lactation cookies by Boobbix

“I think you do not have enough milk”  ……”You should top up your baby with some formula, she seems so hungry” Who has never heard these comforting sentences during their breastfeeding journey? When I gave birth to my first baby, when we were at the hospital and my breastfed baby was unsettled, instead of helping me with breastfeeding, I have been proposed several times to give some formula to my baby but I did not. I knew my milk supply was not the issue, it was something else.   From her first day in this world until she was three months old, because she was so unsettled and always asking for breastfeeding, I kept hearing those silly sentences! The truth was breastfeeding her was the only comfort she could seek to ease her pain, unfortunately it was causing her more distress and it was an infernal circle because the truth was somewhere else. Well, indeed it was… just those silly allergies diagnosed too late. My milk was the trigger full of allergens. For new baby, …

4 Best products to heal cracked nipples and sore breasts: Breastfeeding essentials

My first week on breastfeeding has been a bit of rollercoaster. So if like me you are in an Ouuuuchhh… mood, read this! Your baby is just born and you are starting together your beautiful and hopefully long breastfeeding journey together {at least this is what you are dreaming of} but as you begin to nurse , you are discovering that it hurts! Do not worry! Sore nipples are a frequent complaint for breastfeeding mothers so you are not alone, and as far as I am concerned I do assume it’s an inevitable part of the nursing experience. Well, I did get sore nipples for each of my daughters, time to get on with the latch on thing. However you must know that pain is a sign that something is not so right: You should not feel pain when baby is feeding. If you do, it means that baby may not have latched on properly. You need to check: Baby’s latch: Usually sore nipples are a consequence of  baby not taking the nipple deeply enough into his mouth. For …

Breastfeeding journey week ONE: From Heaven to Hell

DAY ONE: At the hospital Baby Birth weight: 3.840 Kgs. This was the starting point. For many weeks, Baby’s weight will be a crucial point. The first day and first night at the hospital were a breeze. Baby slept and fed beautifully not to say incredibly well. She was feeding for half an hour and sleeping for 3 hours. I was busy applying before and after each feeds my HPA® Lansinoh Lanolin to avoid cracked nipples. Main  goals: – Drink plenty of water to help increase my milk supply -Eat some dried apricots and almonds for the same reason and because it makes a good and healthy treat – make sure breasts and nipples stay in excellent condition -Rest as much as possible before getting back home DAY TWO: Hospital Discharge & Back to home Baby’s Weight: unknown In the morning: Very early baby gave me quite a fright! She nearly shocked in her bed where she was sleeping quietly. I hold her and tried to help but clearly could not help as she had thick mucous …