Of all foods out there, breast milk is the one we know for sure is meant for humans. And yet...
"Who knew that one of the most natural,
healthy behaviors could raise so many questions?"
The Milky Way: The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on the Raw Food Diet!
Dear Health-Seeking Heroine,Some may argue about whether or not meat or dairy or certain fruits and vegetables are appropriate for human consumption. But the one food no one can deny is intended for humans is good ol' breastmilk. And yet, many women and families starting off a pregnancy have countless questions about how to do it right.
The Milky Way: The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on a Raw Food Diet is designed to answer those questions and make sure you and your babe feel healthy, strong and confident with your diet and lifestyle choices.
Choline, vitamin D, essential fatty acids, probiotics, vitamin K2, B12, iron, and protein are the most important nutrients for breastfeeding! Do you know where to get them? In what quantities?
There are a lot of questions on the minds of a lot of health-seeking mamas, and in this book, we answer these questions and a whole lot more! Here's just some of what Joanna Steven addresses in this book:
Key nutrients and supplements for nourishing breastmilk:
- What are the key nutrients and supplements required for healthy breast milk?
- Do you know how to find those nutrients in their most absorbable format?
- How many supplements should you take and where do you get them?
- Can you get enough nutrition on a raw food diet for both you and your breastfeeding baby?
- What about calories? Are you getting enough?
In this eBook, you will get all the information you need to develop your own tailored supplement regimen depending on your diet, and all the latest cutting edge information to keep your breast milk full of nutrition. If a nutrient isn't in your body, it's not in your breast milk!
In The Milky Way – The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on a Raw Food Diet, we get down to the details to make sure your diet is well rounded and nourishing – for your and your baby's health.
Detox and breastfeeding:
- Can you switch to a raw food diet before breastfeeding?
- What about if you're already breastfeeding?
- Which foods which can clean breast milk and draw out toxins safely?
Find out how to switch to a raw food diet to benefit you and your baby, rather than potentially causing issues with dietary changes. Learn which foods are beneficial to cleanse your breast milk and your body without transferring toxins to your nursling.
- How to keep an abundant milk supply naturally.
- Can certain foods lower milk supply?
Find out how to never run low on breast milk by incorporating foods into your diet that will increase breast milk production safely. And, enjoy trying the many recipes that are especially designed to keep your breast milk supply abundant and nourishing!
Maintaining a healthy weight while breastfeeding:
Find out the many reasons behind cooked food cravings, and what you can do about them.
Breastfeeding can sometimes lead to drastic weight loss. Learn how to stay healthy and nourished while still feeding your baby as often as he needs it!
In the Milky Way – The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on a Raw Food Diet, you will be given targeted advice and delicious recipes so both you and your baby are happy, thriving, and at a healthy weight.
Extended breastfeeding and introducing solids:
Breastfeeding has caused many myths to become implanted in our collective consciousness. In this section of the book, we'll totally bust these myths and answer some of the following questions:
- How do you know when to introduce solids?
- Is introducing solids on a certain fixed date always necessary?
- What about iron deficiencies?
- Is rice cereal really the best choice to nourish babies?
- Can you prevent them without resorting to supplementation?
- Do solids help a child sleep through the night?
In this e-book, we tackle many deeply engrained beliefs about healthy nutrition using solid science!
Stories from real women who overcame obstacles to breastfeed.
Breastfeeding isn't always easy – Read real stories from real women to keep you inspired!
Read real stories from women who breastfed through surgery, depression, and more.
Babies and sleep, and night time parenting:
- Does your baby wake up multiple times at night?
- Are naps always under an hour?
- Learn from a real mom who survived the first year, and what helped her the most!
- How can you care for yourself while caring for a baby full time?
- Can you really take care of yourself when your hands are full, literally and figuratively?
Yes, and you don't need to go through the steep learning curve of first time mothers by incorporating our tricks into your daily routine!
Raising a child during the first year:
- How does one get anything done?
- If people offer to help, what do you ask for?
- How can non-raw friends help you stay raw during this busy time?
- Babies and sleep, and night time parenting – How to make the best of every situation!
- How can you care for yourself while caring for a baby full time?
If people offer to help, what do you ask for? Yes, you can have people help you, even if you don't want to leave your baby's side. We teach you how to do it so it's easy on everyone.
How can non-raw friends help you stay raw during this busy time? Yes, even non-raw friends with no knowledge of the raw food diet can help you stay raw, thanks to our many, valuable tips.
And of course, many nourishing recipes, as well as menu ideas! Including...
Galactogogue Green Juice
Omega 3 Citrus Blast
Smoothies & Breakfast Recipes
Carob + Strawberry Buckwheat Cereal
Strawberry Chocolate Shake
Soups, Entrees, Breads, Chips, Salads,
Dips, Dressings and Sauces
Cucumber Energy Soup
Raw Vegan Tuna
Recipes for Sweet Treats Included, too!
Meet the Author
About Joanna Steven:
Joanna Steven is the author of Well Rounded - The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Raw Food Pregnancy, and a writer for publications and websites like Get Fresh!, the Tera Warner blog, the Raw Mom Club, EcoHearth and more.
Additionally, Joanna is the co-author with raw vegan celebrity Tonya Kay of The Raw Nutritional Analysis Series, a series of eBooks detailing Tonya Kay's diet throughout the seasons with full nutritional breakdown of the recipes, as well as Smooth! Bubble Teas and Irresistible Drinks for the Smoothie Connoisseur.
She regularly writes about her family's high raw diet, including her toddler son's, on her blog.
Meet Our Guest Raw Food Chefs:
About Kristen Suzanne
Kristen Suzanne, owner of KristensRaw.com, is an accomplished raw vegan chef and author helping people succeed with the raw food diet. As a former competitive bodybuilder, she's been studying nutrition, fitness and food preparation for more than 15 years.
Kristen is the author of twelve raw vegan recipe and lifestyle books, and maintains her popular blog.
About Kate Magic
Kate is the most experienced raw food promoter in Europe today. She has two decades of experience of raw eating, and is raising her three sons on the raw diet.
She is the author of four raw lifestyle books, and tours internationally giving talks and workshops on raw foods.
Find more recipes from Kate at RawLiving.eu, KatesMagicBubble.com or in her books Eat Smart Eat Raw, Raw Living and Raw Magic.
About Eva Rawposa
Eva Rawposa is the woman behind Uncooking 101, The Uncooking Club, and The Uncooking School.
She's been teaching (made-easy) raw food classes, chef certifications, and teacher trainings since 2007 and doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon!
Her already cheeky daughter Lilla and hunky husband Carlos join her for frequent raw food community events in their home on the island of Martha's Vineyard. You can find Eva's main website at http://uncooking101.com
About Courtney Clay
Courtney is a bliss-embodying superfood enthusiast, and mama of three-year-young Cedar, who is still breastfeeding enthusiastically.
She has been immersed in her health-conscious lifestyle path for 10 years, which has included raw foods, superfoods, fermented foods, wild foraged foods, gardening, living outside in nature, ecstatic movement, creating and enjoying conscious community, and mothering her son in a way that supports and nurtures his freedom, empowerment, trust in his inner guidance, and love of life and learning... which she finds also supports and nurtures her own experience of those qualities.
Read her Ecstatic Mothering blog at http://chocotrixie.blogspot.com!
About Victoria Leith
Aka Littleguru, Victoria writes features and recipes on how to bring health and happiness to families, and concocts the most delicious delicacies and treats in her own kitchen, called Sweet Angel Cakes. Shazzie describes Victoria as a "world class body percussionist, singer, and songwriter, Victoria is fully in her zone. She knows it's not what you have, it's what you are that is the route to happiness."
Mother to one five-year-old daughter and Music and Language Arts teacher by profession, Victoria now works mainly from home, on apps, books and her website, LittleGuru.
About René Oswald
René is an RN, APH, retired IBCLC (Lactation Consultant), CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator), Infant Massage Instructor, Doula, loving wife and mother of four. From her hospital experience working in ICU, NICU, Oncology, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis, and Emergency Care she learned how important food choices are in terms of recovery from injury and disease.
René's work in Labor and Delivery and with home birthing, and breastfeeding education taught her how better nutrition led to easier births and happier babies. She inspires and supports others on her Facebook page, via her "Raw Food René" website and her "Revved Up on Raw" blog.
About Debbie Pierce
Debbie Pierce is a breastfeeding mama who has been passionate about raw food nutrition and conscious living since 2005.
She enjoys her time laughing, playing, dancing, meditating, doing yoga, and gardening on her 17 acres of land.
To learn more about her check out her blog at http://www.rosegoddessbliss.com which provides helpful tips and information on wild health, radical parenting, and blissful living.
About Kelly McKusick-Gillett
Kelly McKusick-Gillet is owner and founder of Naturawl Being, a small business through which she sells her own handcrafted, organic, and vegan body, baby, and home care products using pure raw ingredients that are free of chemicals, parabens, petroleum, pesticides, synthetic fragrances and dyes.
She is passionate about being able to offer a healthier and more affordable alternative to the toxic ingredients and packaging that are being used in the big named brand products.
You can visit her online store at http://www.naturawlbeing.com/
About Karen Ranzi
Karen Ranzi is a staff writer for Get Fresh Magazine, Vibrance Magazine, and Super Sustainable Life Magazine.
An author, lecturer, raw food consultant, and speech pathologist, she has authored and published her book Creating Healthy Children: Through Attachment Parenting and Raw Foods.
By means of her education, life-changing personal experiences and sincere desire to share her message, Karen has been able to guide thousands of families toward developing excellent health. For more information, see www.superhealthychildren.com.
"This is one of the best eBooks and possibly books I have had the pleasure of reading on the topic of breastfeeding, do not let the title put you off, this book is not necessarily aimed at raw foodists or moms on a high raw food diet but is packed with great information no matter what your diet looks like. And, this book is surely enough to inspire you to eat your greens! It is, however, aimed at Vegan or Vegetarian mothers, and is a great resource if you are currently on this type of diet, or are thinking of joining us.
Not only is it full of great breastfeeding information, with an emphasis on nutrition, what nutrients you should be consuming and where to get them from, but it is also a great resource on natural parenting, and has a fantastic section on sleep and naps.
There is great advice for how to maintain your weight whilst breastfeeding, when to introduce solids and what foods are best to start with, how to keep your milk supply up and advice on the care of babies in the first year. All round, this is a fantastic parenting resource. "
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"There is nothing more beautiful, bonding, or nutritious for your child than breastfeeding – that's been proven by every Doctor, healer, and Mother on the goddesses earth. But it doesn't always come easily, in fact it usually doesn't, which is why we are so grateful to Joanna Steven for writing the new e-book; The Milky Way: The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on a Raw Food Diet. Follow her tips to be sure you and your babe feel healthy, strong and confident breastfeeding on a healthy, clean diet. We've lived these tips personally and can attest to their working." - Girlie Girl Army (http://girliegirlarmy.com/)