If you’re struggling with producing enough milk for your baby, even though you’re doing exactly what the lactation consultant and pediatrician told you to do…
Or are already supplementing with formula, and fear committing to the multiple hundreds of dollars (and more for organic or hypoallergenic) that 100% formula feeding would cost…
And are feeling like a failure for not being able to produce enough all the milk your baby needs as he or she keeps getting bigger and is needing more and more…
Know that I see you.
It is scary to think about not being able to feed your baby enough, especially in the way that you want to feed them.
I remember when my son was just born and I was having some supply issues within the first few weeks because of his tongue tie. It tore me up inside to hear his little cry of hunger as we attempted the dreaded triple feed around the clock, and as I desperately drank as much water as I could, ate all the lactation cookies, and scoured blogs to fix our situation, eyes blurry with fatigue. I thought there must be a better way. But what?
My pediatrician told me to just keep drinking water and maybe eat some more calories. He referred me to the first of 4 lactation consultants, who was very kind and tried to help, but ultimately she never talked to me about how I wasn’t getting around to eating breakfast until 11 am and how a meal of milk and rice krispies probably wasn’t enough to make abundant milk. She also never talked to me about my wonky blood sugar from my lack of sleep and poor quality nutrition, or how my stress hormones were likely through the roof from worrying about my seemingly starving baby.
From these experiences, I have a solution for you.
Hi, I’m Amy, a functional nutritionist. And I’ve created a course to help you!
I specialize in supporting moms to optimize their milk supply by fine-tuning their diet and balancing their hormones.
I know how hard it can be to eat well postpartum, especially with a baby that isn’t satisfied. Getting decent nutrition in can be tricky. And so can figuring out which hormones may be a bit out of whack (that postpartum hormone crash…IFKYK…).
Those hormone imbalances don’t always smack in you the face. Sometimes they can fly subtly under the radar. Labs may be in the “normal” range but this doesn’t mean that “normal” is optimal for you. Some of these imbalances can be significant contributors to low milk supply, especially those caused by blood sugar dysregulation, high stress, and low thyroid function.
What if the foods you are eating and an undiagnosed hormonal imbalance are the root causes of your low supply issues?
(21% of women that had gestational diabetes continue to have diagnosable blood sugar issues postpartum and about 23% of women struggle with diagnosable thyroid issues postpartum. Many women never receive diagnoses but still struggle, flying under the radar. Is this you?)
Introducing, Maximizing Milk Production: Nutritional and Hormone Balancing for Nursing Moms
The Maximizing Milk Production course is geared towards helping you assess your situation objectively so that you can figure out what types of nutritional or hormonal factors might be contributing to your insufficient supply, and then provides you with science-backed guidance to work towards correcting imbalances, in conjunction with your team of licensed care providers.
Here’s how we do it:
Part 1: Welcome to your program. I’ll show you how to navigate the course portal so you can take advantage of tracking what you eat and how to access 1:1 functional health coaching support if needed.
Part 2: Milk Production Deep Dive. I’ll plunge into the science behind how hormones impact milk supply, the common signs and symptoms that might suggest that certain hormones are imbalanced, and the nutritive components of milk. While you might want to gloss over this one, I promise it will be worth your while, with lots of “Aha!” moments!
Part 3: Nutrition for Breastfeeding Deep Dive. What to eat and drink and how much are all important factors in supporting a robust milk supply. We’ll even go over using food logs to help you understand your dietary pattern and hold yourself accountable to changes.
Part 4: All About Labs Exclusive Training. Which tests might you order? How do you ask my health care provider to order them for me? What do you do if you want labs and can’t get them? We’ll touch on all of these points plus talk about using labs to educate yourself on what your body is doing.
Part 5: Hormonal and Nutritional Rebalancing Exploration. Now that you’ve pinpointed what you suspect are the culprits of your low supply and have a better handle on assessing your die and hormone imbalances, we’ll get to what you’ve been waiting for: What to do about it! We’ll look at different diet, supplement, and lifestyle interventions to help you boost your supply. Decide which of our proven strategies are best suited to your unique situation to optimize your milk supply, stop worrying about not making enough, and get off of that expensive formula.
Part 6: Keeping It Going. Now that you’ve done all the work, how do you monitor it and make sure the effort sticks? This module will tackle what to do to ensure your changes last.
Part 7: Bonuses! Wondering which foods promote increased milk? Need some yummy hormone-supportive dessert recipes? And more surprises. We’ve got you covered!
Because getting the right support matters.
My clients tell me the average price of formula varies between $1500 (regular cow’s milk) and over $4000 (elemental) per year! ???? Just imagine the savings you would see by getting even just a few extra ounces of breastmilk per day by investing just once in this course! (note: 4 oz x $0.20 / oz organic formula x 365 days = $292 – essentially, the cost of this course!)
Other clients have told me that this program offers them peace of mind – finally, they have some fresh and new evidence-based ideas that actually have an impact and are tweaked to them.
Not to mention how thrilled my clients are when they realize that their overall health also benefitted from this program as they uncovered hidden thyroid, blood sugar, and cortisol issues.
So what are you waiting for?!?!