Breast Milk Bread recipe is below…
We pride ourselves on being a very modest and family-friendly workout site here at Fit2B Studio because don’t want to intimidate moms, we want to encourage them! So you will never see cleavage or bum-crack hanging out of our clothes, but sometimes we do need to devote some time to discussing those body parts. The reality is that many of our clients are ladies who have been pregnant, and ladies have breasts, and breasts are affected by exercise especially during and after pregnancy. This is why we wear sports bras, and I had the chance to talk about this issue on Get Fit Now Radio!
Ladies, if you are pregnant or nursing, you may require the use of two sports bras to adequately support “the girls.” While lactating, the milk ducts are especially sensitive to bouncing and jarring, and you may notice a decrease in supply if you do a strenuous, high-impact workout that involves jogging or jumping and you neglect to provide your breasts and belly with the right supportive gear. Guys wear jock straps for a reason; gals wear sports bras for a reason. It’s pretty much the same reason: protection.
Hydration is also quite crucial to breast health whether you’re lactating or not. You lose a lot of water through the steam of your breathing and the sweat from your pores. Since the breasts do not have the structure of bones and muscle to keep them in place, it is their fatty tissue and fluid – water or milk – that maintains their shape. Letting yourself get dehydrated before over-hydrating can stress that area and lead to connective tissue issues and stretch marks.
Moms who are nursing a child need to consciously replace any lost fluid if they expect to maintain healthy amounts of milk. In fact, lactating women need MORE than the minimum 64 oz of water per day, because they aren’t just hydrating for one, they are hydrating for TWO!!! So drink water before, during and after your workout.
Bethany’s Breast Milk Beer Bread:
Mamas, if you have noticed a decrease in milk supply, here is my locally famous “Breast Milk Beer Bread” recipe. Don’t get all concerned about the alcohol in the beer, because the hops in beer are known to increase milk production and put more fat in a mother’s milk. Anyway, the alcohol is burned off in the baking process, and the focus is really on the spices which are all galactagogues. P.S. the image above was attached to this article by pinterest. If you want the cheesy look, sprinkle a little cheese on top right after you pull the bread out of the oven. Enjoy!
One 12-oz bottle/can of beer
2-3/4 cup self-rising flour
1 tbs fennel seed
1 tbs anise seed
1 tbs cumin seed
1 tbs dill, dried
1 tbs caraway seed
1 tsp ground coriander
Mix the dry ingredients: flour and spices. Make a hollow in the middle, and pour the beer slowly into the center. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix thoroughly. The yeast in the beer will instantly “puff” the dough. Bake at 325 degrees-Fahrenheit for one hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Eat as much as you want with lots of butter or Smart Balance within 24 hours, Mamas! And look out