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snacks and meals for nursing moms :: barley and oats

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barleylogoOne of the big things on my mind as I reach the end of this pregnancy is breastfeeding my new little one when she arrives! I loved that part of life with our first, and I am looking forward to it again with this little girl.  I know though that it doesn’t always come easy, and although things went well with my little guy, I know there is much that can change with this one. BAROATS-JWPHOTO-09012015-001
One thing I want to make sure is that I have good nutrition myself to keep my milk supply where it needs to be and to make sure she is getting what she needs. I was introduced to a new company called Barley and Oats, and I love the support they offer to nursing moms.  I tried out a good variety of their lactation snacks and oatmeal, and they not only taste good, but offer ingredients that can naturally boost a mom’s milk supply, and they leave out ingredients that don’t have benefits to moms.

My favorite of all the snacks I tried are the Organic Lactation Thumbprint Cookies. Like all their snacks, these cookies contain healthy ingredients like almonds, oats, and flaxseed, and leave out refined sugars, wheat flour, and GMO soy. I also loved the granola and oatmeal.
BAROATS-JWPHOTO-09012015-010The mission behind this company is to make the weeks following delivery a little easier for moms.  They deliver snacks, and even meals in select parts of the country, to support moms and help ease the transition to having a newborn at home.  The meals and snacks are all made to meet the nutritional needs of mom and baby without mom having to spend her time in the kitchen. BAROATS-JWPHOTO-09012015-163
I am so excited to meet this new little girl! Now that we are down to a few weeks left, I look forward to all the things that a new baby bring! Those first few moments at the hospital, sweet snuggles from our little bundle, and just the joy that new life brings are all things I can’t wait for!  With this second baby I am looking forward to seeing our little guy’s reaction to his new sister, and I can’t wait to be at home as a family of four!  I love companies like Barley and Oats who make these times even sweeter for families! If you are expecting or nursing or know a mom who is, the meals, snacks, and gift ideas from Barley and Oats are perfect for those first few months after baby’s arrival!

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  • nina mackrain
    November 4, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Thank you for this! I’ve been looking for something like this 🙂

  • Janet W.
    November 1, 2015 at 6:40 am

    My milk production wasn’t great 30+ years ago when I had my daughters. I wish there were products like this out there that I could have tried.