Dates are a quick source of energy, from their high carbohydrate content and they also contain beneficial B vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium, and saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. The presence of these vitamins, minerals and fatty acids help with prostaglandin production (an important kick starter for labor) and also influence the production and response to oxytocin receptors in the uterus. (2)
An important aspect of maintaining a healthy milk supply is ensuring you are nourishing your body well! While baby is now on the outside, but you are still growing a tiny human! This means eating a nutrient dense diet, taking your prenatal supplements, and staying hydrated are absolutely key to not only maintaining a healthy milk supply, but ensuring you are getting the nourishment to heal!
My daughter is typically a really awesome and adventurous eater. But like most toddlers, she also goes through phases where she'd really prefer to just eat strawberries, thanks. And other weeks, she'll only wants to eat chicken and nothing else. Leaves this NTP mama begging for variety in her diet... So, we still offer it all hoping she'll be inspired to branch out during her picky streaks.
And I have to say that 90% of the time I trust in her little baby gut wisdom to eat the foods she needs, but sometimes it feels necessary to do a little more encouraging when simply offering isn't enough.
Enter: Berry Gummy Snacks with wait for it... secret spinach. These gummy snacks have healthy protein from grassfed gelatin, fats from coconut milk, and lots of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals from spinach and mixed berries.