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15 Must-Know Breastfeeding Tips

Whether you are a mama who's about to start your breastfeeding journey, are currently in the thick of it, or have already breastfed a previous baby, it's always helpful to know some of the basic breastfeeding tips. We are sharing 15 that we think are the most important ones!  15 Must-Know Breastfeeding Tips 1. Breastfeed right away! Having your baby latch right after birth is one of the most important steps in a successful breastfeeding journey. Continued skin-to-skin is also very helpful.  2. Let your baby guide the way. While the pressure to breastfeed is heavy for many moms, your baby already instinctively knows what's best for them. Let them decide how often and for how long they nurse.  3. Try different positions....

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The 411 on Fertility Herbs

Many women are not aware of the vast number of herbs that can support (and hinder) fertility. While this list is not exhaustive, Oat Mama's new Fertility Tea blend combines a handful of these incredible herbs.  Chaste Tree Berry A popular herb for balancing the menstrual cycle and resolving PMS, it likely acts on the pituitary gland in the brain, increasing the strength of the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) surge, which triggers ovulation. This in turn can strengthen ovulation and progesterone production in the luteal phase. It has also been shown to decrease abnormally high prolactin, thus improving hormone balance and ovarian function. This herb helps women with ovulation problems and women with luteal phase defects who have a short luteal phase or low progesterone...

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Vanilla Chai Spice Oat Waffles from Sunday Bakers

Vanilla Chai Spice Oat Waffles from Sunday Bakers Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: Approx. 20 minutes (depending on waffle maker size and settings) Ingredients: -3 eggs-1/3 cup neutral flavored oil such as olive oil or vegetable oil-1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk -2 tsp vanilla extract -2 TBS sugar -3 cups oat flour (you can either purchase oat flour or process 3 cups oats in a high powered blender or food processor) -4 tsp baking powder -3 Oat Mama Chai Spice Tea Bags -2 TBS Oat Mama Brewer’s Yeast -3 TBS Flax Seed -Pinch of salt Directions: 1. In a large bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, whisk the 3 eggs together on high speed...

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Our 8 Top Favorite Nursing Bras

 Finding the perfect nursing bra is never an easy feat. So we went ahead and did the work for you! Here are our 8 of our favorite nursing bras.    1. The Dairy Fairy  Ingenious intimates for mama's milk. Discover feminine + functional PUMPING bras.   2. Milkful  Sister company to The Dairy Fairy with plus-size options.    3. Kindred Bravely Our clothes are meticulously designed to make your motherhood journey easier, from the bump to the breast and beyond.   4. Thirdlove  We do bras differently. No discomfort. No dressing rooms. No drama. Just insanely comfortable bras, designed to fit perfectly.    5. Cake Maternity  For the mindful mama. Crafting + curating pieces to support both mama and Mother...

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The Fertility Kitchen: Raspberry and Almond Loaf

Nutrition is crucial when trying to regulate your menstrual cycle and encourage fertility. Many of our go-to recipes are from Charlotte Grand at The Fertility Kitchen (IG: @thefertilitykitchen). Today we are sharing her Raspberry & Almond Loaf. Raspberry & Almond Loaf  Ingredients: ¾ cup ground almonds¾ cup oat flour1 tsp baking powder1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats1/3 cup desiccated coconut1 cup coconut yogurt3 tbsp pure maple syrup2 medium free-range eggs2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly2 tsp pure vanilla extract1 ½ cups frozen raspberriesTo decorate:1 tbsp gluten-free rolled oats1 tbsp flaked almondsPreheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Place a loaf liner in 2lb loaf tin or grease and line with baking parchment.Place the ground almonds, oat flour, baking powder, oats and desiccated...

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