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Episode 60: How Nutrition Impacts Postpartum & Lactation Hormones with Alison Boden, RD

, , November 12, 2021

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Today we’re talking to Alison Boden about all things postpartum nutrition. What can you eat?? What should you avoid?? There are SO many misconceptions about diet in the postpartum period, and especially lactation. We usually hear a lot about diet during pregnancy, but there’s more to postpartum nutrition than weight loss and food intolerances.

Pregnancy, birth, and lactation can deplete us of nutrients, so it’s our jobs to re-nourish ourselves to replace what’s been lost. Nutrient deficiencies can lead to hormone changes and mood disorders. But a lot of other things go under the radar like night sweats, inability to handle stress, and much much more!

Alison Boden is a registered dietitian specializing in women’s health. She is the founder of Motherwell Nutrition (formerly Nourishing Radiance)–where she helps moms replenish their bodies, balance hormones and feel good again after kids. Also a mom to two young boys, she knows that feeding yourself well can be difficult after becoming a mother and offers techniques and strategies that work in the real world.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Keto diet
  • Weight loss
  • Mom brain
  • Hair loss
  • Labs that should get checked for a nutrient panel
    • Full iron panel—ferritin
    • Zinc
    • Omega 3
    • Thyroid
  • Pregnancy spacing
  • Dairy & gluten