The birth of your child is a magical event, one in which you will never forget. You are overcome with feelings of joy, happiness and excitement. Friends and relatives come out of the woodwork to offer congratulations, gifts and a helping hand. It is a wonderful time where a couple becomes a family or grows bigger with love. Ask any mother about the “newlywed” days with their baby and they will get all nostalgic and sappy. What people forget to tell you is what happens after that euphoria wears off.
When Daddy goes back to work and friends and family start to resume normal day to day activities, the new mom is finally alone with their bundle of joy. I remember the first time I was left alone with my DS8, I was a bundle of nerves. I was excited, ready to bond, and cherish this new found relationship in a private way. I was extremely nervous! Here the world was trusting me with the life of this helpless, innocent being and I was fully responsible for health, food and rest. The days of sleepless nights, missed meals and postpartum body aches (i.e. sore nipples, cramps, bleeding etc) hit me like a ton of bricks. Being a mother is hard work. You are forced to place your needs on the back burner and be on call 24/7 for this little bundle of joy. Although it is a task many mothers would do in a heartbeat, the toll it can take on a postpartum body and eventually on the quality of care of the newborn can be disastrous.
When DD2 was born, I had my first c-section and three children at home to care for. My time was spent bouncing between my infant’s constant breastfeeding needs and my older two children who require attention, distraction and basic necessities. By the end of the first month, DD2 was up every two hours for a feeding all night long and by day Mommy was a walking zombie. I tried coffee, but found it affected my milk supply and would often lead to hard crashes once the caffine wore off. I was exhausted and no amount of vitamins could boost my energy.
NOW for Mothers
NOW for Mothers heard the exhausted cry from new Mommies everywhere and created a product that is easily introduced into a busy schedule while providing Mom’s with the energy, healing power and required nutrients to be the best Mom’s they can be!
NOW FOR MOTHERS Healing Mix is a natural and organic (There are no colourings, additives, preservatives, flavours or ANYTHING) powder that you can take with a warm beverage or sprinkle on cereal as a meal replacement. Containing ingredients such as Flax, Oats, Almonds, Honey, Cinnamon, Wheat, Butter, Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, Brown Sugar, Raisins, Pine Nuts, and Melon Seeds, NOW FOR MOTHERS Healing Mix provides a fresh, nutty taste! This blend of healing ingredients originated from Eastern practices to help nurture the following qualities:
-It provides a sustained energy throughout the day without a crash due to the cooking technique.
-It aids in lactation due to the addition of fats and precursor fats which help improve Mom’s milk supply and help the baby sleep better at night.
-It is a quick and convenient snack option for mothers when they are hungry
-It helps to facilitates mental clarity by the replenishing Mom’s glycogen supply
A friend of mine tested this product out for me. She is a mother of an 8 year old son and gave birth to her second son a few months ago. She found motherhood to be rough the first time around. With a colicky baby who didn’t like sleep, it put a lot of stress and strain on his mother. When I suggested this product for her second time around, she jumped at the opportunity. After taking NOW FOR MOTHERS Healing mix for 3 days she noted a huge improvement in her energy. She found that she didn’t need to nap as often with the baby and she was able to spend more quality time with her 8 year old. Her favourite way to incorporate this product into her day, was with her favourite breastfeeding smoothie! It started her off with a burst of energy that lasted from breakfast to bedtime
Breastfeeding Smoothie with a punch from NOW FOR MOTHERS!
- 3-4 Ice cubes
- 1 banana
- 1 cup vanilla-flavored rice, almond or soy milk (avoid regular milk as it can upset baby’s tummy)
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries (with blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 Scoop of NOW for Mothers Healing Mix
- Add Ice, milk, berries and banana to blender. Mix well.
- Add honey and Now of Mothers Healing Mix. Mix again.
- Serve and enjoy!
My favourite part about NOW FOR MOTHERS is their holistic nature! They believe in empowering Mothers and families through their online community. To learn more about NOW FOR MOTHERS follow them online on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclosure: This post was generously sponsored by Now for Mothers Food Corp., but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit http://www.nowformothers.com/.