coconut oil and pregnancy

Top Coconut Oil Uses of 2014

Reflecting on 2014, I have found so many uses for coconut oil that I always try to share with all my family and friends. For those of you who are not familiar with coconut oil, it’s used as a replacement for butter or oil in a 1:1 ratio when cooking and baking. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides, the most recognizable of them being lauric acid. Just like coconut oil, lauric acid is also found in breast milk. Rich in antioxidants, lauric acid and other medium chain triglycerides may help the body absorb important nutrients and minerals, as well as […]

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Homemade Breastfeeding Balm

As I get ready to welcome a second baby into the world, I am frantically thinking of all the things that I need to get done. I think that I have all of the essentials that we’ll need including diapers, clothes, blankies, etc. I plan to nurse again, as I did with my first, and realized that it may be beneficial to get a good nipple balm. If you have any experience with nursing you’ll know that dry, cracked nipples are common and you should do your best at protecting them! If you’re a first time mom, I highly suggest […]

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Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

Any pregnant mother knows how important her diet is during pregnancy. Honestly, it is important before, during and after your pregnancy, especially if you are breastfeeding. When you are pregnant all of the nutrients, or junk, that you are absorbing through food is also being absorbed by your unborn baby. A study done at Adelaide University claims that moms who fill their bodies with junk food and sweets during pregnancy may pass that along to their kids. This could potentially lead to childhood obesity which isn’t something that no parent wants to experience! So, how to you stick to eating a […]