Time for a Galactagogue Garden

SPRING is upon us! Tme for seeds and starting plants. Galactagogue plants include leafy greens, lettuces, herbs weeds, flowers and trees. They support a breastfeeding mom’s milk supply, and provide important nutrients. I’ve written a book on these easy-grow plants, and this spring I’ll document the growth of my own …

“Liquid Food” for milk supply

Sometimes drinking can be easier (quicker, less fuss) than eating after childbirth. Beverages that are “tweaked” with spices and ingredients that support milk supply have been loved by mothers around the world: lactation teas, grain-drinks, smoothies, nut-milks, coconut milk and a wide variety of soup. It seems as though getting your …

For every Mom a unique diet

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” breastfeeding diet. A person’s food sensitivities and food preferences play a huge role. Regardless if a mother is vegan or paleo or eating a standard American diet, it is the job of a versatile nutritionist to work with her wherever she’s at.  My book Mother Food provides the information that flexible, …

“Why didn’t any one tell me?” Food-awareness for solutions and confidence

Breastfeeding women naturally build their confidence by observing how what they eat affects both their milk supply and their baby, and responding to this challenge with different food choices. This honing of our observational skills, and this attunement to our baby, supports our becoming a calmer, more confident mother. Our culture does not encourage mothers to make …