Breastfeeding and having children is tough. Babies, newborns especially, can feed for hours and if you are just starting out, you can often feel marooned wherever you are feeding.
You need to make sure you have plenty of fluids and healthy snacks at arms reach to keep your energy levels up and ensure adequate milk production.
Freida’s Pantry make a range of cereal bars especially for breastfeeding mums, people trying to conceive, as well as just tired parents needing something wholesome- packed with good ingredients.
Sharon, founder of Freida’s pantry suffered a traumatic birth with her youngest son and was left with a number of health complications meaning she only managed to eat around 800 calories a day.
This ultra-low diet was under a third of the calories new mums normally need to breastfeed, recover from birth and replenish their energy levels.
Thankfully, as she lay weak in the hospital bed, her mother brought in homemade supplies of their traditional family post-birth recipe. And thanks to its natural goodness, she soon felt strong again and had abundant milk supply, so my son and I were discharged in just a couple of days.
Sharon’s recipe is amazing. Women in the Eastern world have used it for hundreds of years – helping tens of thousands of women enjoy a healthy pregnancy, recover from birth, replenish their energy levels and establish breastfeeding. But to make it even better she teamed up with Sarah Wragg, one of the UK’s top family and pregnancy nutritionists, to tailor the bars to Western tastes and make sure every mouthful is good for you and good for baby too. As you’d expect, there are no nasty additives or preservatives. All our bars are handmade in the UK using ethically sourced and wherever possible, organic ingredients too.
The bars are sweet, spiced and herby and you know when you pop one in your mouth that is the only healthy ingredients in there.
There are three types of bars-one for pre-conception, one for breastfeeding and one for help when you are tired and feel run-down from all the night feeds.
They are available from the Freida’s Pantry website, Ocado and Whole Foods Market.
I have a set of bars to give away to four lucky winners. All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below.
*We were sent the Freida’s Pantry bars for the purpose of this review but all opinions are my own.