Articles to inspire and support you through your hormone balancing, fertility, pregnancy and motherhood journey.
Although the natural act of breastfeeding has so many benefits for both Mum and baby, learning this new skill can present as a challenging time and among the most common support Bubba Mumma's seek, is to overcome the condition of mastitis.
Mastitis affects up to 30% of lactating mothers and is a common contributor to the cessation of breastfeeding. 75-95% of cases occur within the first 12 weeks post birth, as your body is still adapting to the milk supply needed to nourish your baby.1,2
Be comforted in knowing that you are not alone, there is support available (including the 24 hour Breastfeeding Helpline). I'm also sending you a love note today with info to empower you for your nursing journey. Here I want share some practical ways to prevent and overcome mastitis, to make your transition into and throughout breastfeeding smoother for you and bubs.
Mastitis is an inflammatory...
Do you get stuck for healthy brekkie and lunch options?
Is your toddler getting pickier by the day? One veggie that was a favourite last week, getting pushed to the side today? I hear you and I want to help reduce the food wastage in your household and more importantly, get some important nutrients into your little one.
Time to try my gut friendly (toddler approved) Veggie Loaf! It's gluten, grain, nut and sugar free, can be adapted to what greens and herbs you have on hand and freezes well to defrost on days your fridge is looking rather empty.
Originally a recipe from my Mum, it’s been tweaked to be toddler proof (perfect recipe for hiding veggies), but has been popular with all of us!
If you're following my Thriving Bubba food introduction guide, this recipe is appropriate to try from 12 months and is a perfect to adjust to what green leafys and herbs you have on hand. Plus, if you can sneak the fresh Rosemary herb into your batch, this will...
These cafes provide some organic, biodynamic or spray free food or drink options. Please check with staff if you are after a fully organic order.
One of our fav bubba friendly, gut healing snacks, are gummies. They are super quick, versatile to suit the fruit you have on hand and make for a fun healthy treat.
For a more filling creamy, antioxidant rich batch, try my Berry Gummies. This recipe can be adapted to suit your fav fresh or frozen berries and you can give them an optional flavour sensation using essential oils.
3/4 cup organic berries of choice, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup water
1 cup pure coconut milk (you might need a tad more)
2.5 tbsp gelatine. I use this organic one.
1 tsp - 1 tbsp raw honey (depending on your desired sweetness)
3 drops lemon, lime, grapefruit therapeutic grade essential oil* (optional & just for the adults)
I just love the time of year when I crave warming spices and reach for them more often, to create nourishing dishes in the kitchen. As my spice section of the pantry has been getting a recent workout, I wanted to share a simple recipe that you can incorporate into your day to keep you warm over the cooler months, plus bring you an abundance of health giving properties.
Introducing you to my Sunshine Paste, based on the spice of turmeric which boasts an abundance of incredible health benefits.
From the ginger family, turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin is responsible for the yellow colouring and healing properties with the body.
The powerful liver protective and detoxification properties of this spice are enhanced due to its ability to increase glutathione levels (the body’s master antioxidant), therefore plays a powerful role in enhancing healthy hormone metabolism. Bye bye Oestrogen dominance.
Turmeric is very...
This recipe was created by Nutritionist Diana Krisanski for the baby book, Thriving Bubba. Over to you Diana...
Turkey is a rich source of protein, iron and fat to incorporate into your baby's diet (see Thriving Bubba for specific time line introduction guidelines).
I have a few recipes for patties, slices and bites as they can be used as both a savoury snack and for meals on the go. Once cooked they freeze well and will last up to 3 months in the freezer but best consumed within 1 month of freezing.
You can mix it up by swapping in grated sweet potato, apple, finely chopped mushrooms or broccoli. You can also make a turkey bolognaise using similar ingredients; simply omit the egg and flour and add 500ml of broth, serve with cauliflower rice, mashed sweet potato or properly prepared brown rice.
An important step to support your breastfeeding journey is the adequete self care you honour your body with. Creating the space to physically, mentally and emotionally rest as well as nourishing your body with nutrient rich foods, is a priority in showing up as the best version of you, for your little loved one.
When you're thrown into new-mumma broken sleep however and your precious energy is spent giving to your bubba, it is easy to forget about caring for yourself. This is why I created my new baby book- to help Mumma's have a holistic guide to caring for their little one at their finger tips. Be first to know when its ready and gifted with an introductory offer, here.
Breakfast can be a tricky one at the best of times, so here I am giving you a quick, nourishing meal to supply you with physical energy and brain food to start your day, good fats and protein to satiate your breastfeeding hunger, as well as particular foods...
You arrive home, proud of your recent fresh vegetable and fruit purchase and happy that you’ve stocked up for the week. A few days later, you want to whip up your families fav meal, only to find your once fresh produce is now looking rather limp.
If this happens to you regularly and you want to get the most out of your shop but also consider your health, keep your vegetable purchases as fresh as possible by following these handy storage guidelines.
Note: If plastic wrap is required, avoid the food touching the wrap. Placing a brown paper bag between the food and the plastic is an option.
Always wash your vegetables before preparing. You can do this just after you purchase (for those stored in the fridge),...
A big focus within my latest book, Thriving Bubba is helping Mumma's to create a nurturing environment for their little ones. An important factor to consider for this is to lower your exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, also known as EMFs.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are an invisible field of energy, also known as radiation, which is created by electrically charged objects (when you combine an electric field with a magnetic field).
“EMFs are nothing new- we’ve been receiving EMFs from the sun and the earth since the beginning of time. Even our own bodies have electrical and magnetic functions. But since the discovery of electricity, EMF levels have been steadily rising.” explains Dr Jill Carnahan at www.drjillcarnahan.com.
Sources include mobile phone towers, smart meters, power lines, x-rays, MRI’s, UV lights, computers, radio signals, televisions and wireless devices...
My Gut Friendly Bubba Bread Recipe
Has your bubba's appetite increased and you're constantly searching for healthy snack options? I've been there! I felt like apples were on repeat as a popular snack in our household, so it was time for something new.
As we had not yet introduced gluten containing grains into our baby’s diet (and still haven't now at 16 months), I created this very simple bubba bread recipe that would avoid compromising the health of her developing gut. More on this topic to come in my upcoming baby book- you can register your interest over here.
This bright orange bread cuts into small squares easily for your bubba to enjoy as a snack, added to a main meal and you could even use the squares to create a grain free 'sandwich' for older children.
3/4 - 1 cup roasted and mashed sweet potato (roast your whole sweet potato with the skin on, for around 1.5 hours, or until very soft when pierced)
1/2 cup cassava flour (pick this...