I Quit Sugar – Book Review & Recipe

Lately I’ve been feeling like I eat too much sweet stuff, and I know I have a problem with it. Sugar is highly addictive and over time can cause a myriad of health problems, from infertility to mineral deficiencies and can even be linked to some cancers (Source: I Quit Sugar, pg 17). I recently had the opportunity to read and review I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson.

There were a lot of things I liked about the book and a few I didn’t like. One of the things that really resonated with me was her introduction where she says “I was a sugar addict. I didn’t look like one. I didn’t drink Coke or put sugar in my coffee. I was a covert addict. I hid behind ‘healthy sugars’.” I can totally relate to that statement! I try to eat very little processed foods anyway, but I always look at the sugar content when Ido. In fact, the first things I always look at on a nutrition label are the ingredients list, sugar content, and the amount of fat, protein and carbohydrates. I try really hard to avoid refined sugar as much as possible. But I wasn’t taking into account all the “good” sugar I consumed, like raw honey, real maple syrup, and fruit. That still adds up to be a lot of sweetener!

Sarah mentions how on a conservative day, she would consume around 25 teaspoons of sweetener. This included three pieces of fruit, a handful of dried fruit, raw honey in tea, a small bar of dark chocolate, honey drizzled on yogurt, and dessert if out to eat. That sounded a lot like what I was eating. I love fruit and I especially love dark chocolate. I noticed that every evening, I felt like I needed a little treat. I always justified it by saying that it was just a few squares of dark chocolate and I had earned it after a long day chasing my toddler around. These are all excuses that you find yourself making when addicted to sugar.

Let me break down my thoughts on the book. Did you know in the past 150 years that the average person has gone from consuming 0 pounds of sugar a year to around 130 pounds per year?! That’s insane! That’s more sugar than my entire body weight. Sugar is a drug that reacts with our brain’s pleasure centers. I stumbled on another great quote from Sarah on page 35. “For many, a moderate amount of sugar is not achievable because just a taste sets off a desire for more. I personally can’t eat one chocolate chip cookie. I’m more like Miranda in that scene in Sex and the City where she has to put the cake in the trash then douse it with water so she won’t eat anymore.”

From a biological point of view, we’re only designed to be able to handle the sugar contained in two pieces of fruit. That’s right, TWO pieces! Cutting emotional ties to sugar is huge, as well as changing a few lifestyle habits. How many times in society do we “celebrate” and reward ourselves with something sweet? Birthdays, graduations, holidays, anniversaries, just because…I could go on. Everything seems to revolve around sweets. That will have to change for you to really break free of sugar.

What I Liked About The Book:

  • How she talks about the science of sugar and how our bodies and brains react to it
  • How even eating natural sugar adds up
  • Tips for quitting and the reality of detox (this won’t be a walk in the park)
  • Simple swaps and replacements
  • Replacing sugar with fat (you can see why I love fat here)
  • Fat Myths and government involvement
  • Breaking down nutrition labels
  • 9 C’s of Goodness (with the exception of the deli meat suggestion)
  • Sweet Distractions
  • Tips for Battling Detox

What I Didn’t Like About The Book:

  • Recommending artificial sweetener, even if only temporary. While I think consuming too much of any sweetener isn’t great, I’d much rather have a real one than a fake one!
  • Instead of just a few suggestions for each week, I would love a step by step meal plan
  • I don’t care for the use of brown rice syrup and especially not stevia (As a side note, did you know stevia can act as birth control? Something to consider if you’re trying to conceive)
  • Many recipes didn’t seem filling enough for me

I have to admit that some of the recipes flat out didn’t appeal to me. I did find a good variety that I wanted to try and I’ve been happy with everything I made so far. One of my favorite recipes was the Easy-Peasy Zucchini Blinis (which I share below). She lists it as a breakfast recipe but we had it for dinner one night and loved it. Even Nora gobbled it up! I also made the kale pesto which I used in her Green Eggs and Ham recipe. We had leftover scalloped potatoes from dinner so I scrambled some eggs with the potatoes and ham, then added the pesto. It was delightful! So what do you think…will you quit sugar? I’m still not totally free of sugar, although I’m always finding ways to cut back. While I liked the book overall, I found that there were a few recipes I kept coming back to and others I wasn’t interested in. I’ll continue to use recipes from this book and utilize her tips for cutting out the sweet stuff. I hope you enjoy this recipe for delicious Zucchini Blinis!

Easy Peasy Zucchini Blinis
from I Quit Sugar (with my notes below)

2-3 large zucchini
1 tablespoon coconut flour
3 pastured eggs
salt and pepper
coconut oil or butter for frying
cream cheese (she lists a recipe in the book for making your own)
chopped chives, optional

Grate the zucchini using a box grater or food processor. You’ll need about 2 cups of shredded zucchini. Sift the coconut flour into the eggs and beat them until smooth. Mix in the zucchini, salt, and pepper. Heat oil or butter in a frying pan and spoon in dollops of batter. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve warm with cream cheese and chives on top.

**I found that by the time I cooked about half of the batter, the other half was extremely watery and I had to add more coconut flour. You can solve this by allowing a little extra time to prepare this recipe. Shred your zucchini and salt it really well, then put it in a strainer in your sink. The salt will help draw the moisture out of the zucchini, allowing you to squeeze out the excess. I didn’t have cream cheese (or time to drain yogurt to make cream cheese) so I just put a dollop of yogurt on top. We also melted a little grassfed organic cheddar cheese on top. Mmm!

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The First Year Postpartum – Being Kind to Yourself

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Becoming a mother was possibly the most rewarding experience of my life. Settling into postpartum motherhood was exciting, nerve wracking, and unlike anything else. I knew not to expect much of myself in the few weeks postpartum, but I figured that I’d settle into a routine and be back to getting things accomplished. I was definitely in for a surprise.

Nora is what Dr. Sears refers to as a high need or fussy baby. I kept wondering what I was doing wrong as a mother. Why was she so fussy? Why did she want me to hold her all the timeAt first I didn’t mind. I mean really, is there anything better than newborn snuggles? But as more time went on, I started to feel like I needed to be doing more. More housework. More work on my blog. More meal planning. I felt like a failure at the balancing act of being a wife and mother. Add to that the expectations that people have of stay-at-home-moms and I really felt like a disappointment. If you’re a stay-at-home-mom , I know you’ve heard it before. “What do you DO all day? It must be so nice to do whatever you want!” It’s as if everyone thinks stay-at-home-moms sit around all day eating bon-bons, watching reality tv, and relaxing. Newsflash: that is about as far from the truth as it gets! Especially when you have a high needs baby. Some days it took everything I had to make lunch, go to the bathroom, and figure out what to make for dinner. Most of the time, this ended with me crying at least once a day.

Some people believe that certain aspects of attachment parenting create needy children. I like how Dr. Sears points out that you parent the child you have, not the child you want. That was a huge revelation for me! It wasn’t anything I was or wasn’t doing that was making Nora a high needs baby. That’s just who she is, no matter what I do. Knowing how to handle times when stress gets the best of me has proved to be extremely useful. At 15 months postpartum, I’m much more at peace with how our days go, but they still aren’t at all what I imagined before becoming a mother.

I don’t always get everything done that I would like. Okay, who am I kidding? I usually don’t get much done, but I do my best and don’t dwell on it. I know my daughter is happy and healthy, and what more could I possibly want? There will always be laundry to wash, dishes to clean, things to dust and scrub. But these precious days with my little one will fade as fast as a beautiful sunset. So when the day seems exceptionally long and Nora is fussing about everything, I take a deep breath, think about how blessed I am to be a stay at home mom with my little darling, and remember that this time won’t last forever. I also try to take time for myself when I can, even if it just means taking an extra long shower or running to my favorite health food store.

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Do you have any tips for parenting a high needs baby or child? I love to hear strategies from other parents of high needs children. Remember to be kind to yourself as a parent. We can never imagine what our journey will be like before embarking on it. The only thing we can do is embrace it, focus on the positive, and keep moving forward.

For the Record Friday – March 21st, 2014

QUESTIONS FOR EASY C&P

1. Favorite Picture of the Week

I snapped this the other day when Nora was playing with our dogs. They really enjoy lounging in the sun lately. We’re all ready for spring weather! The snow and cold are making me stir crazy.

FTRF Week 2

2. What TV show are you addicted to right now?

I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I love The Voice now. I just don’t like Christina Aguilera so now that she’s gone, I decided to actually watch it once. I really like it!

3. What Book(s), if any, did you read this week?

I started reading Glimpses of Heaven, by Trudy Harris. It has been really comforting to read as my family goes through a difficult time.

4. Song you can’t stop listening to

Happy from Despicable Me. How can you not love this song?!

5. Something funny/awesome that happened was….

Nora and I made our first solo grocery shopping trip. Yes, it only took 13 months, but we made it! She did surprisingly well and we were able to get everything we needed. She didn’t even have any meltdowns in the car. Big success.

6. Something not so awesome that happened was….

I got half my groceries in the trunk when an employee kindly let me know I had forgot to pay. Cue mega embarrassment! Between trying to get Nora home for a nap and talking to another mom with a daughter close to Nora’s age, I bagged all my stuff and completely forgot to finish checking out. The woman was really nice and let me unload all my groceries before running back in to pay.

7. Favorite blog post you posted or came across this week….

I’m so mad I can’t find the link, but it was a great post about motherhood that I really needed this week. I’ll keep searching for the link…

8. The best dinner you had this week was…

This amazing Butternut Squash and Kale Pizza on sprouted flour crust. Can we say YUM?? It may have been one of the best pizzas I’ve ever made. It’s tied with my Maple Bacon Fig Pizza.

9. Plans for the weekend…

Tomorrow my friend, Whitney, is coming to take some Nora’s birthday photos and a few family photos. I’m so excited to have some professional breastfeeding photos!

Avocado Banana Smoothie – Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day

Are you looking for the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without all the artificial colors? Try this amazing Avocado Banana Smoothie! It gets its beautiful green hue from the yummy avocado and nutritious kale.

I’ve been wondering what I’ll do for holiday colored goodies for Christmas, Easter, Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day without sacrificing wholesome ingredients. I see so many fun recipes, especially for kids, but I don’t want my family eating fake colors just for fun or because it looks nice.

Since green is the quintessential color of St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted something fun that Nora and I could both enjoy. Looking at some rapidly ripening avocados on my counter, I decided I’d throw them in a smoothie. I was reading recently about how adding avocados to smoothies can be a great way to add more healthy fats. Sounds perfect to me! I also love greens in my smoothies, but sometimes my little blender just doesn’t blend them enough to my liking. I decided to steam my kale first to see if this would help.

I started by adding some plain, organic yogurt to my blender. Next, I added in half of an avocado, half of a banana, and the steamed kale. I also added a little organic shredded coconut for some texture. I love coconut and add it to almost anything.

St. Patrick's Smoothie 1

Blend to desired consistency, adding more yogurt or milk if needed. Other great add-ins would be chia seeds or flax. If you like a little sweetness, add a drizzle of raw honey or real maple syrup.

St. Patrick's Smoothie 2

This would make a great treat on St. Patrick’s Day with some Green Eggs for breakfast. Add some spinach or kale into your scrambled eggs for a pop of green. Enjoy!

For the Record Friday – March 14, 2014

My friend over at Little Us is hosting a fun blog hop. I’m a week behind but thought it would be fun to participate.

1. Favorite Picture of the Week

My favorite picture this week is sweet Nora napping on my chest. She hasn’t been much of a cuddler since she was a few months old, so I really cherish moments when she lets me snuggle her. Today, she laid down on my chest and let me rock her in the rocking chair. I was humming some songs and she fell asleep! I sure enjoyed that time, which I enjoyed even more after it turned into a two hour nap :) Check it out here and follow me on Instagram while you’re there.

2. What TV show are you addicted to right now?

I really love Chicago PD and Parenthood. Chicago PD always keeps me on the edge of my seat and it’s fun recognizing street names and landmarks in the show. Parenthood has had some interesting storylines for some of the characters lately. I really liked this week’s episode.

3. What Book(s), if any, did you read this week?

No books for me this week :( I’ve been doing a few Lenten readings from various places, but haven’t been able to read a book. I’m hoping I can read a good book soon. Anyone have any suggestions?

4. Song you can’t stop listening to.

I can’t get Let It Go from Frozen out of my head! I’ve loved Idina Menzel since I saw her in the Original Wicked Cast on Broadway. I guess maybe I should see Frozen now.

5. Something funny/awesome that happened was….

Nora has been so funny this week doing different things. She constantly amazes me with all her new skills and quirks. She has this puppy that she can sit on or push/pull around. She’s been really savvy with maneuvering it lately and was cracking me up.

6. Something not so awesome that happened was….

We had a day of beautiful, sunny weather and warm temps and then got 6 inches of snow dumped on us. Just when the massive mountains of snow we have start to melt, we get more. Can it be spring already?! We were supposed to host playgroup but the roads were so bad that no one made it.

7. Favorite blog post you posted or came across this week….

I loved this post from Holistic Squid on Vitamin D Deficiency. My Holistic Moms Group was talking last week about Vitamin D and whether or not to supplement. Nora’s doctor has also been concerned about making sure she gets enough Vitamin D.  The article talks about some great options for getting adequate Vitamin D and why it’s so important.

8. The best dinner you had this week was…

My chicken fried rice. It’s so easy to make and tastes so good! The leftovers might be even better than the first night, which you just can’t beat.

9. Plans for the weekend…

Getting the house cleaned up! I also have a ton of clothes that don’t fit Nora anymore that I’m going to try to sell. We just got hit with a hefty tax bill so I’m hoping to free of some space in the house while making a little money.

10. QOTW (Question of the Week): What’s the #1 Kitchen Appliance you can’t live without?

Ooh, this is a tough one! I use so many things in the kitchen regularly, but I’d have to say my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. How did I ever live without this?!

Celebrating A Year of Breastfeeding

With Nora reaching her first birthday, we also reached another milestone: we’ve made it one whole year of exclusively breastfeeding!! I am so proud of this accomplishment. There were times when it was stressful and extremely time consuming, but never once did I think about quitting. I’m sure a lot of that has to be with me being so stubborn ;) I guess I just couldn’t imagine not breastfeeding her for at least a year. As time went on, I knew without a doubt that I would self wean, which is what I’m shooting for now. I’ve reached my goal of one year, and I’ll be happy knowing I gave her the very best start. When she is ready to be done, we will end our nursing relationship on a positive and happy note.

In honor of this special time, my friend Granolaish and I teamed up to celebrate our successes. Her sweet little lady just celebrated the big ONE as well, and they’ve also been nursing for a year. We’re giving away a $20 Amazon gift card to help you stock up on all those nursing supplies. Good luck!

Here are some of my favorite breastfeeding products (in case you need some suggestions):

LatchAssist – This has been a lifesaver since ditching the nipple shield! Flat nipples are no match for this great tool.
Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Nipple Butter –  This is such a great multipurpose cream to have around. Great for sore nipples, chapped lips, or dry skin from teething drool.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Booby Tubes – Chill them in the freezer for soreness relief or pop them in the microwave to help clogged ducts. I just revived these from the closet a few months ago!
Earth Mama Angel Baby Milkmaid Tea – Does your supply need a little boost? Enjoy this tea hot or cold to help you out.

This $20 Amazon eGift Card Giveaway runs from 03/06/2014 at 11:59 pm eastern to 03/16/2014 at 11:59 pm eastern. 18+, U.S. only.

1 Year BF Giveaway

This Amazon eGift Card giveaway begins on March 06  at 11:59 pm eastern and ends on March 16 at 11:59 pm eastern. ARV $20. Only one entrant per household, duplicates will be deleted and entrant eliminated.  Winning entries will be verified. Granolaish will notify the winner by email who will be selected at random via Giveaway Tools. The winner will have 48 hours to claim this prize. Granolaish is not responsible for e-mail errors. No purchase necessary to enter this giveaway. Entrants must be 18+ and US only. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Amazon, and Google are in no way affiliated with or responsible for this giveaway. Granolaish and Diva Goes Organic are responsible for prize fulfillment, and prize will be delivered to the winner via e-mail.

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Nora Turns ONE – A 1st Birthday

It’s hard to believe I’ve reached the end of my first year of motherhood, which means Nora is now a whole year old (or rather, young). There were a handful of times – mostly during intense sleep deprivation – where I felt like time was dragging on. I wondered when we would get through the rough patches. And now, here I am, with a full year of motherhood behind me. As the week before her birthday dwindled away, I was having a really difficult time keeping my emotions at bay.

How could an entire year have passed already?! How could this be?

I replayed the day of her birth in my head, over and over again. Each time, the details were more and more vivid, and I was flooded with the emotions I felt at that time mixed with the emotions of where I am now. I was overwhelmed with happiness that her birth went exactly the way I had hoped and planned. What a blessing for us to experience the joy of that journey together in the most natural way possible.

Another blessing has been all the things I’ve been able to experience with my sweet girl through her first year of life. Being home with her, while challenging me to my limits at times, has been so rewarding in so many ways. I enjoy the mundane things, such as taking naps together or doing housework (what I’m able to!). Then there are the extremely exciting things, including seeing her smile, roll over, crawl, and walk for the first time. And of course, spending time with my own mom as she shared many special moments with us is something I wouldn’t trade for the world.

We celebrated this special first year with a small (okay, it got larger than I originally planned) party at our house. The theme of the party was “Nora Stole Our Hearts,” because she was born 10 days after Valentine’s Day and I wanted to incorporate that. Normally I’m not at all creative or crafty, but my mom and I put our heads together and came up with some great ideas.

We handmade the invitations…I’m now completely into crafting and have an itch to try more!

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I also made a beautiful “Happy Birthday” banner. Where has the Cricut been all my life??

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My last handmade item was taking some plain white cups and jazzing them up with some stamps and adorable heart straws (also on clearance at Michael’s). The stamps were on sale for $1 each at Michael’s! For the rest of the decorations, I bought Valentine’s Day decor on clearance. Thank you, sale prices!

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My mom made an adorable tutu for the highchair that really tied things together.

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Nora enjoyed an organic, grain free cupcake with organic strawberry frosting. I modified the coconut flour muffin recipe that I regularly use to adapt it to a cupcake, then whipped up a batch of buttercream frosting with some fresh strawberry puree. It was delicious!

Everyone had a great day and I’m so glad we were surrounded by our loved ones to celebrate. Nora loved seeing everyone and had a wonderful time. On to year #2!

Birthday

 

Breakfast for Dinner – Maple Sausage Pancake Muffins

Do you ever get in a dinner rut? I know I do! Sometimes I go to meal plan and have a difficult time thinking of what to make. We have some favorite recipes in our house, but I also always have something new I want to try. It can be overwhelming to choose what to make. When that happens, I always throw a few really simple meals into my meal plan. One of those happens to be some variation of breakfast for dinner. An egg casserole is a great way to get protein, fat and veggies in, while also being fast and kind to your budget. You can literally throw in anything and make it tasty. Last night, I served a Spinach and Cheese Egg Casserole with the most delicious Maple Sausage Pancake Muffins. I really love pancakes, but it’s such a hassle standing at the stove flipping them. Then I’m faced with the dilemma of not having them all ready at once, so I end up serving my husband first (and Nora if they are grain free pancakes) and we eat in shifts. Do you ever have this problem? Sure, I suppose you could toss them in the oven to keep them warm or use a griddle. But I have a better solution. Making pancakes into muffins solves the dilemma! I saw this idea recently and decided to try my own. I served these recently when we had family visiting and they raved over them. It makes a nice, large batch so when I made it for our small family, we had leftovers to eat in the morning. While I haven’t personally tried it, you could possibly make this large batch and freeze them for later.

Maple Sausage Pancake Muffins

1 lb of pastured pork sausage (local friends, Grass is Greener has the best meats! Check them out here)
2 cups sprouted flour 1 tsp baking powder, preferably aluminum free
1/2 tsp real salt
1 1/2 cups raw milk (if not raw, at least organic)
2 pastured eggs
1/3 cup melted coconut oil or grassfed butter
Real maple syrup
Muffin tin liners (optional, but very helpful to me lately!)

Brown sausage of your choice in a pan. Grass is Greener makes a maple sausage that’s a little spicy and a little sweet. This is what I’ve been using and it is so yummy! Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add in milk, eggs, and coconut oil or butter, stirring until everything is incorporated. Once everything is mixed well, add in the sausage and stir it all around.

Pancake Sausage Muffin Batter

Pour into muffin cups and bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes. There is some wiggle room in this recipe so see what works for you. I’ve personally taken these out thinking they were done, only to find the batter in the center needed a little more time.

Pancake Sausage Muffins Raw

Once they look done, you may want to cut one in half to make sure it is done inside. Serve this with plenty of grassfed butter and a drizzle of syrup. These are so good! I can’t wait for the leftovers I can wake up to tomorrow morning. If you try freezing this recipe, let me know how it turns out!

Pancake Sausage Muffins Cooked

 

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Grain Free Chocolate Banana Muffins

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2014 is here already. Looking for something sweet to celebrate?  These would be perfect.

I love coconut flour muffins! They are a great way to start the day with protein and fat, and I especially love that they’re grain free so I can share them with Nora. She gets cranky when we don’t share food with her now.

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My dad usually turns his nose up at my recipes and food choices (my mom is a little more adventurous and slowly coming over to the good side ;) ) and they both really enjoyed these. Aron gobbled them up, like he does everything I make (God love him) and Nora couldn’t get enough. I’d say they were a big hit! Whip up a batch of these for your family and turn an ordinary morning into something a little special. I recommend making a double batch of these…you won’t be sorry!

Chocolate Banana Coconut Flour Muffins

3 pastured eggs
2 Tbls organic extra virgin coconut oil, melted (I buy this by the gallon)
2 Tbls raw milk
3 Tbls raw honey
1 soft banana
1/4 tsp real salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp organic cinnamon
2-4 tsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp aluminum free baking powder
Paper liners (optional, but I love not having to clean my muffin tin all the time!)

Preheat oven to 375 or 400. You may have to experiment to see what works best for your pans. I’ve tried both before, but I like 375 for a little more time as opposed to 400. Beat together eggs, coconut oil, raw milk, honey, vanilla and banana. I usually do this in my KitchenAid mixer.

In a small bowl, mix coconut flour, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Make sure to stir well so everything is blended together. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until no longer lumpy.

Pour into your muffin tin and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve these with plenty of organic butter and enjoy. My mouth is watering!

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My Placenta Pills

In my previous posts about placenta encapsulation, I talked about the benefits of encapsulating the placenta. Now I’ll talk about my personal experience.

My doula came to the hospital as soon as I was settled into my postpartum room. We chatted for a few minutes, then off she went with my placenta in a cooler. Once the pills were done (the next day) she brought them back to the hospital with instructions for use. She had also taken a piece of the umbilical cord and formed it into a heart. It was so touching!

She told me I had a beautiful, healthy placenta, and I had to agree. Who would have ever thought I’d be so excited to look at an organ my body made :)

Placenta Edited

When I got home from the hospital, I started taking my pills as instructed. Many women say they are able to tell a difference in milk production from one child to another, based on if they had placenta pills or not. Since Nora is obviously my first child, I had nothing to compare my experience to. I will say that I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of milk I produced.

I also noticed I felt like my emotions (and hormones) were well controlled. I was in a great mood and didn’t ever feel those baby blues. Could it have been a placebo effect? Sure, but who cares if it was or not, as long as I felt like something positive was happening. In the weeks following my delivery, I took  a few placenta pills every time I started to feel my mood slip a little. I noticed great results and was thankful that I had them available.

Unfortunately, I had to temporarily stop taking my placenta pills when I developed a terrible case of mastitis. My doula recommended I stop them until I was better, as the pills can drive the infection deeper into the body. I waited until I had rid myself of the mastitis and resumed taking my pills.

Placenta Pills

I popped the extras in the freezer for emergencies. Placenta pills can be saved for when a woman goes through menopause and can help with the unpleasant symptoms associated with that life change. I’m also wondering if they would be beneficial when I get my first postpartum period. I know many women have a big dip in their milk supply, and I worry about that since my freezer stash of pumped milk is nonexistent. Luckily I’m still waiting on Aunt Flo to appear, so I suppose I’ll cross that bridge when I reach it.

Overall, I had an extremely positive experience with my placenta pills, and I will definitely have them done with all future births. How about you? Is this something you’ve done or something you would do? What benefit interests you the most?