Wake up. Feed baby. Check baby’s diaper. Rock baby to sleep. Place baby back in the bassinet (ninja style because we CAN’T WAKE BABY). Use the bathroom. Grab a few sips of water. Lie back down for a few more ZZZ. Baby wakes up. Repeat …
If you’re a new mom or know someone who is, then this probably sounds familiar. Life with a new baby is both rewarding and exhausting, and while it does get easier (I solemnly swear on my five kiddos), it can be hard for moms to juggle taking care of a little one while also trying to maintain adequate nutrition.
A Bundle of Joy for All Moms
Mamas, let’s put things in perspective.
Your amazing body just grew and gave life to a beautiful little human — WOW. Isn’t that incredible? With that in mind, it’s imperative we uphold the same grace and patience with our bodies post-baby as we did during pregnancy. This time should focus not only on baby but also on your health after one of life’s most miraculous moments.
How? The answer is simple: proper support and nutrition.
Whether you’re a nursing mom,* a formula-feeding mom, or both, all moms need to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet during this transition from pregnancy to postpartum.
But, you’re likely so tired or busy that you forget food. It’s essential to plan a simple, nutritious meal that include a variety of choices from all the recommended food groups.
Introducing Another Bundle for New Moms
Products like the ones in the New Mom Bundle provide convenient nutrition that can fit the challenges of motherhood.
Most new moms worry about what products they can enjoy. This carefully curated bundle lets new moms spend more time on what matters most — their little ones.
The New Mom Bundle includes:
- 2 canisters of IsaLean® Shake and 1 box of IsaLean Bars for a convenient and complete meal option.
- 1 canister of AMPED™ Hydrate to hydrate parched mamas.
- 1 canister of Immune Shake Booster to help mamas support their immune health so they can focus on baby.†
As a new mom, nourishing your body is critical, especially if you’ve chosen to nurse your baby. Most women will need additional calories to help milk production. Here are a few tips that can support you along the way if you are nursing:*
- Add things like nut butters, oats, or coconut oil to your IsaLean Shakes.
- Eat extra meals or snacks throughout the day.
- Enjoy half an IsaLean Bar for a great on-the-go snack option.
- Mix AMPED Hydrate with your IsaLean Shake for a new flavor.
If you’re looking for more ideas for nutritious meals and snacks, check out the Isagenix recipe guide!
Creating a Routine
I know, I know … you’re probably reading this and thinking, “Is she serious?! How can I create a routine when this tiny little human runs my life?”
Hear me out! I’m not talking about creating an itinerary for every day. Start small and work toward bigger goals. For example, make one small goal for the day like:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Go for a short walk around your neighborhood.
- Set aside a few minutes each day to stretch.
- Get some vitamin D by enjoying fresh air and sunshine.
Once you’ve mastered your short and simple goals, take baby steps (no pun intended) toward creating more. Gradually form a routine that fits seamlessly into your schedule and is mindful to both you and your little one.
Adding Some Exercise
While nutrition plays an integral role for new moms, exercise is just as important. Incorporating physical activity into your dietary plan can positively impact postpartum healing and recovery. Plan strolls at a steady pace with baby to solely focus on YOU and BABY.
And from one mama to another, be sure to find the joy in every moment because this season of life is undeniably special! It passes before you even realize it (trust me, I know *sniff, sniff, tear*).
Here’s to a healthy and happy journey to all of you!
*If you are nursing, check with your healthcare provider before attempting weight loss, using any products, or modifying your diet after pregnancy, and ensure your healthcare provider is monitoring your progress. Products in this bundle are not designed for the nutritional needs of nursing women but may typically be incorporated into a nursing woman’s diet with a healthcare provider’s approval. Many products in this bundle are designed for controlling calories and replacing meals; these products should not be used as meal replacements or for weight loss while nursing.
†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.