This actually helped increase my breastmilk!

Hey Sis! If you follow me on Instagram (@iamnaturallyshe) then you know that I have a now 5 month old and haven’t been able to produce enough breastmilk for her.

We have seen a lactation consultant for the first 2 months after she was born and it definitely helped with latching, nipple confusion, and other methods. I’ve tried a lot of methods for increasing milk supply. Nursing baby more often, nursing on one breast and pumping on the other at the same time, Power pumping. At one point, I just got tired.

About a month ago, I had the the opportunity to Collaborate with Mrs. Patel’s and tried their Lactation Chai Spice Tea and Superbars to help increase milk supply. I wanted to really test it out before giving a review and can definitely say that it has helped!

I want you to keep in mind to always consult with your doctor before trying anything. I have hyperthyroidism and I spoke with my doctor first, as this new found medical issue I developed is one reason why my supply is low.

The Chai Spice Tea contains Dill Seeds, Rooibos, Alfalfa, Cinnamon, Cloves & Cardamom and is Caffeine and Fenugreek free! Drink 1-3 cups a day for the duration of nursing to support milk supply. Tea leaves/brew bags can be used for up to 3 cups. I used the brew bags and added almond milk.

I received 2 types of Superbars.

The original bar contains Garbanzo Bean Flour, Coconut Oil, Almond Flour, Sugar, Shatavari, Turmeric, Cardamom, Almonds.

The White Chocolate bar contains Garbanzo Bean Flour, Coconut Oil, Almond Flour, Sugar, White Chocolate (Sugar, Palm Kernel and Palm Oils, Cocoa Butter, Nonfat Milk, Cream, Whey, Sunflower Lecithin and Vanilla), Cranberries, Pistachios, Shatavari, Turmeric, Cardamom, Almonds

I ate 2 bars a day and they taste really good! The White Chocolate bar is my favorite!!

After a week of tea and Superbars, I noticed that each pump session (pumped 3x a day and nurse in between) I was pumping out a 1/2 ounce more in my right breast and almost an ounce more in my left. (My left breast produces a lot more). Everyone’s outcome may be different but this was definitely progress for me! I would recommend trying out their tea and bars!

If you are interested in learning more about their products and benefits, visit their website at www.mrsmilk.com

Happy Nursing!!! You got this!!

First Steps to becoming an Instagram Content Creator

There is room for all of us, sis! So I want to share with you a few key things to get started and a couple of people you should follow to help set up your Social Media pages for success! You can convert your personal page or start from scratch with a new account. These steps will apply to both.

Your Name

Come up with a name/IG handle. If you want to use your name that’s great but just remember that someone may have the same name as you, so you don’t want to create one with a bunch of numbers and symbols to where it is confusing to remember. You will be associated with this name so make it memorable and easy. Also, create an email address using this same name.

Email Access

Make it easy for brands to reach out to you by either adding your email in your bio or creating an email button under your bio (more on this below). There have been times where an email address was nowhere in sight when I would reach out to influencers for collaboration.

Create a Bio

Change your bio to state what your page is about. If you are a fashion blogger make sure it says that. When people see your bio, they need to know exactly what they will get out of your page. This will be one of the reasons why they decide to follow you; they want fashion inspiration. Don’t confuse them by posting pics of your cat. You will lose them.

Business Account

You will need a business account for Instagram which will also require you to have a Facebook Business page. This will allow you to track your Engagement, create Ads, and tag branded a content. All of this is pretty easy so don’t get discouraged. Click the link below.

How to change your IG profile to a business profile

Once you have these steps completed, you want to start thinking about your content and set up your page so it looks cohesive. That could be color selections, highlights, templates, etc.

Here are a list of people on Instagram that can help you with branding:

@beefells

@iamashleynicolee

@socialinkco

Congratulations if you have completed these steps!! I will posting more on this subject, what has worked for me, what didn’t work, and Apps that will help in your progress.

You will do amazing things sis! I am proud of you for taking this first step by reading this post!

Xoxo

How I got my baby to sleep through the night 😴

It’s 8:36am and I am lying in the bed, well rested and smiling. This is the 3rd night in a row that I have gotten a lot better sleep since Zoey has been born. I wanted to try this out before posting about to see if it really worked. So here I am ready to share!!

As many of you moms know that swaddling babies can help calm them and it’s also good for sleeping. Well Zoey did not like being swaddled and honestly I hated trying to wrap that thing around her. Even the easy ones.

So I tried SleepingBaby’s Zipadee-Zip! It is made to help keep your baby snug and cuddled throughout the night. Here is what the company tells us about the product:

  • Pointed sleeves and star-shaped design helps babies self-soothe and inspires sounder sleep than any other swaddle transition product on the market!
  • Bodysuit or light PJs may be worn under the Zipadee-Zip.
  • For best results, start at three months or when baby begins to roll.
  • Provides the cozy feel and sensation of the womb or swaddle but allows full range of movement to push up and roll over.
  • Start using the Zipadee-Zip at nap time before trying it at night.
  • Can add up to 2+ extra hours of sleep at night

Here is Baby Zoey in hers! For some reason she has only been napping around 15 minutes so I tried it during nap time and she slept longer. Nighttime was even better! The first night she slept from 9:30pm to 5am 😮 Both her and I got some great sleep! The second night, she slept till 3am. The third night she slept till 5:30am. Now for some it might not sleep like a full night but I wake up at 6am to get my son ready for school and take him to the bus stop so it is perfect!!!

I definitely recommend this for moms! It worked for me so I’m sure it will add at least a little extra time for you!

You can visit their website at sleepingbaby.com

Zoey is wearing the Tepee Zipadee-Zee in a size Small (4-8 months 12-19lbs 23-29 inches)

Let me know if you try and what you think!

yes sis!! we did it!

Hey sis! Welcome to my blog 🙂 I am hoping you came here from my IG page @iamnaturallyshe (quick plug) if not, let me introduce myself.

My name is Shana and I am a digital media influencer and a Social Media Coordinator for one of your favorite brands! I started this blog because I wanted to create a space where I can share more and really get to know my followers. I am not a writer so I will write how I speak. You will get the real me 🙂

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