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Effective Ways to Deal with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Feeling like a hot mess after having your baby? 

Are you blitzed out in love but also feel like you want to crawl into a hole and disappear? Or are you awake at night worrying even though you need sleep more than anything? Are you having trouble wanting to hold your baby and then feeling guilty about it?  

You’re not a bad mom. Your hormones are just scrambled.

While a few days of hormone crash or baby blues is common, anything beyond that is a sign of postpartum depression or anxiety. Having a baby should be one of the happiest times of your life, right?      

Sadly, though, many of us feel unhappy after our baby is born and suffer from postpartum depression. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says one in eight new mothers have this condition. 

In my experience, it’s more like one in three. 

Motherhood turns our worlds upside down and there’s no getting around that. But postpartum depression or anxiety makes it so much harder. Keep reading to learn why you’re feeling blue and how to get back to normal as soon as possible after birth. It’s a wild ride and you deserve to feel good while you bond with your new baby and adjust to your new life. 


What is Postpartum Depression? 

Postpartum depression is a feeling of sadness that new mothers experience after giving birth. Symptoms of postpartum depression include:

  • Feeling angry
  • Crying more often
  • Postpartum mood swings
  • Not communicating, or withdrawing from others
  • Feeling numb
  • Worrying about harm coming to the baby
  • Worrying you’ll harm the baby*
  • Preoccupied with the sense that you’re not a good mom
  • Feeling like you won’t do a good enough job caring for your baby

Sound familiar? Anyone? If so, raise your hand.

* If you feel concerned you might actually harm your baby, please speak with a professional.      Generally, your OBGYN office is a really supportive place to start.


Is It Postpartum Depression or Baby Blues?

Postpartum depression isn’t the same as baby blues. Postpartum depression lasts longer than two weeks and can hang around for four years or longer. 

Baby blues, on the other hand, usually appear soon after delivery and last only up to ten days after birth. Baby blues are related to the exhaustion from labor and giving birth, as well as the effects of the heroic hormonal shift that occurs during this time. 

Baby blues are a normal part of giving birth. They happen in up to 85% of new mothers.      Symptoms of this emotional condition may include crying for no reason, irritability, restlessness, and anxiety. These symptoms last a week or two and generally resolve on their own without treatment. Postpartum depression, on the other hand, can be a lot more severe.

Postpartum depression tends to show up within the first month after delivery—usually after the first ten days. Sometimes it can start as baby blues, which turns into a second wave of postpartum depression. You might even be able to tell when baby blues turns into something more.


When You Worry Too Much About Your Baby

Postpartum anxiety is also a real thing. In this condition, new mothers obsessively worry about the health and well-being about their child. Symptoms can include:

  • Constant or near-constant worry
  • Feelings of dread and fear about things that could happen
  • Insomnia even when your baby is sleeping
  • Thoughts that won’t calm down

You can also have physical symptoms of postpartum anxiety. These include fatigue, heart palpitations, sweating, nausea, shaking, and hyperventilating. 

In modern times, we have so many apps and methods to track a baby’s health and progress. Postpartum anxiety might show up as excessively tracking baby’s metrics like feedings, liquid, wet or dirty diapers, etc. If it feels like you are over-focused on this and it is not medically necessary, or if it is adding to your anxiety, consider if tracking your baby’s metrics is best for you. If you are Googling about your baby’s well-being much more than what seems appropriate, it may be a sign of postpartum anxiety.


The Heroic Hormonal Shift

Can’t relate with those magazine-ad mommies who are wearing their new baby while going for hikes in the beautiful outdoors, gorgeous hair whipping in the wind? How about those well dressed and fully makeup’d Instagram influencers? 

It’s easy to compare. We’re all guilty to some extent. And while I won’t tell you to stop (easier said than done), I do want to encourage you to try and stay true to yourself and the things you love about you. 

This is NOT a moment of weakness. Hormonal changes, depression, and anxiety make this so much easier said than done. It’s cloudy. It’s dark. It’s confusing. It’s a roller coaster. Remember that every single journey is different. Everybody is different and every healing journey looks different, even from someone you may know really well. 

When you’re giving birth, your progesterone levels take a nosedive. At the same time, estrogen levels increase. This hormonal shift is what causes the uterine contractions that lead to delivery of the baby. 

That’s a good thing. The bad news, though, is that this puts you into a near-instant state of estrogen dominance

This is a heroic amount of hormonal shift. And it happens in just this one moment of pregnancy.

This sudden dramatic drop off of both estrogen and progesterone essentially mimics menopause.

Interestingly, these changes depend as much on the hormones of the baby, as they do on the mother’s! This is why induced deliveries** are more likely to require hormonal interventions after to restore a mother’s good mood and well-being. When a birth is induced, the hormonal cascades that promote the stages of labor aren’t encouraged in the same way. 

Induced labor triggers the release of higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the baby. This in turn leads to a drop in progesterone, just like you would experience before your period. Only it’s much more dramatic because progesterone levels are 20 times higher in pregnant women. 

Whether labor is induced or occurs naturally, the resulting hormonal changes happen relatively quickly. But it can take a long time to restore them to a more balanced state. 

The postpartum period is defined as six to twelve weeks after delivery. Yet, sometimes it takes up to four years for out-of-whack hormones to rebalance themselves. This usually depends upon the stage of your reproductive cycle when you give birth. By that I mean, are you 20-years-old when delivering your baby or 45-years-old and perimenopausal?

During and after birth, new mothers also produce high levels of a hormone known as oxytocin. This is sometimes called the bonding hormone or love molecule. This is because it leads to feelings of euphoria and connection. It makes you love and want to take care of this tiny, needy little animal you have created. Oxytocin is triggered at birth, by touch, and by breastfeeding. It helps take the sting out of the other hormones dropping so severely. 

**Please note: Whether you chose or needed a certain intervention in your birth plan, there is no judgement or shaming intended here. We are just talking about the evidence related to these labor and delivery events. Many women dream of the “perfect birth,” and few of us get it. 


Hormonal Causes of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

One or more of four hormones tend to be out of whack in women who are depressed or anxious after giving birth. 


Thyroid Hormones

The thyroid works extra hard in pregnancy. It generally returns to pre-pregnancy levels within six weeks after you’ve given birth. But if it’s not working properly this can create depression, anxiety, or fatigue. In this case, a women can have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroid) or a sluggish thyroid (hypothyroid). 

New mothers could also develop thyroid autoimmunity (Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease). Or they can have a flare-up of a pre-existing thyroid autoimmune condition. 

Women who have higher levels of antibodies known as thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO), which indicate Hashimoto’s disease, have higher risk for postpartum depression. The same is true for women with lower levels of the thyroid hormone known as free T4.



This is the stress response hormone. Your body produces it according to a circadian rhythm every day. During regular daily life, cortisol is high in the morning and lower at night before bed. That’s why you have energy in the morning and get tired at night. But throughout pregnancy it naturally increases in both mom and baby. 

The placenta—an organ that grows in the uterus during pregnancy to provide oxygen and nutrients to your unborn child—is its own hormone manufacturing plant during pregnancy. It acts like this to ensure fetal development is happening like it’s supposed to do. 

The placenta signals the baby and mom to make more cortisol. If cortisol levels don’t return to normal after delivery, there’s an increased risk of postpartum depression. 

Ironically, though, the problem isn’t high cortisol after giving birth. It’s low cortisol.

Cortisol levels are high during pregnancy. After pregnancy, they drop. This can cause problems because for months the placenta has signaled the mother’s body to make cortisol. Sometimes, a new mom’s body has to relearn how to make cortisol. That’s why cortisol levels don’t always bounce back right away.    



Serotonin is a hormone that makes you feel content, happy, calm, and ready for sleep. You need estrogen in order to convert amino acids into serotonin. When estrogen levels take a tumble after giving birth you may not have enough estrogen to encourage adequate serotonin production. This is especially true if you’re close to menopause.  



Trauma early in life is associated with low oxytocin later. High stress also is not a friend to your oxytocin levels. 

What’s more, women who are given synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin) during labor might not make enough oxytocin on their own. Research shows these women have a higher risk of postpartum depression. Sadly, women aren’t often told this when deciding whether to use this drug during labor and delivery. 


It Takes a Village but You Likely Don’t Have One

It’s not just hormonal issues that are causing your depression. To make matters worse, you’re also exhausted. Caring for a baby is 24-hours a day, non-stop. 

You’re not getting together with your friends. You’re losing sleep. You’re often not eating balanced meals or at regular intervals and you’re not exercising like you used to do. 

You might also be feeling a loss of sense of self. 

We used to live in villages where aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings, and cousins all helped with the care of a child. Today’s women are feeling the lack of overall support networks. This leads to feeling isolated.  New mothers and fathers often have to do the work of a whole village. These feelings of isolation and overwhelm are even worse in women with postpartum depression and anxiety. 

Sure, some couples have the support of grandparents that live nearby. But in many cases, grandparents live in distant cities or states and are only visiting for a short while after the birth. 

Don’t hesitate to build your support network. Ask for help. Call on friends and family. Use Facebook mother/parent groups in your local area. Check out postpartum support groups through your OBGYN’s office or lactation support organizations. For those who have a religious or spiritual leaning, there are many community resources provided by synagogues, mosques, or churches. Gyms sometimes have childcare rooms to give you a break while you do self-care. Hire help for childcare or housework. Motherhood isn’t something we can do alone.  


Other postpartum resources are:

Postpartum Progress is the world’s most widely-read blog dedicated to maternal mental illness. It gives a list of providers who specialize in PPD in your state.

Postpartum International is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness “among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.”

La Leche League is a nonprofit that provides breastfeeding information and support to those who want to breastfeed their infants. In addition to groups that offer support to pregnant women and new moms, breastfeeding is thought to have a protective effect against postpartum depression.

Postpartum depression screening tool (or Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale) helps identify women who may have postpartum depression.

Birth trauma resources  Stress caused by a traumatic pregnancy and delivery can often override the ability to emotionally cope, leading to psychiatric complications such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post-partum depression.


Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

You’re more likely to suffer from postpartum depression if you:

  • Had major depression prior to pregnancy
  • Experienced high levels of stress before or during pregnancy
  • Have a history of trauma
  • Had a traumatic birth.*** 
  • Struggled with anxiety disorder prior to pregnancy
  • Have a history of insomnia or other disruption in your circadian rhythm
  • Have high testosterone, which occurs more often in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Are low in oxytocin 
  • Have low thyroid hormone levels  
  • Have a history of severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Your natural drop in estrogen and progesterone is particularly severe
  • Fall into the category of low socioeconomic status

***Traumatic births are not often acknowledged by medical professionals and good options for healing and recovery aren’t well publicized. Many people don’t know where to start or that they could get help with this. There are therapists, counselors, and support programs available for women who experienced birth trauma.


Racial Differences in Postpartum Depression

There’s an important fact to bring to light. It’s that women of color who suffer from postpartum depression often don’t receive the right treatment. Postpartum depression care and awareness in all women is lacking. However, there are definite racial and ethnic differences in postpartum treatment.

For example, in one study, 9% of white women began postpartum mental health care, compared with only 4% of Black women and 5% of Latinas. Blacks and Latinas were significantly less likely to begin treatment for postpartum depression compared with whites. Among those who did begin treatment, Blacks and Latinas were less likely to receive follow-up treatment or continued care compared with white women. 

Of the new mothers who started taking antidepressant medication, Black women and Latinas weren’t as likely as white women to refill a prescription. 

Research shows that BIPOC women experience postpartum depression at a rate of nearly 38%. Meanwhile, the rate is much lower—only 13% to 19%—when statistics include all women with postpartum depression. 


Promote Equal Postpartum Care for Mothers of Color

There are certain action steps we can take to make sure mothers receive healthy, safe, fair pregnancy and postpartum care. We recommend you read this Center for American Progress article, which offers a number of great suggestions on what policy-makers, health care providers, and you, can do to support mothers in underserved communities. Here are other steps you can take to bring about social change for this serious problem affecting mothers of color.  

  • Amplify and support women of color-led organizations.
  • Support policies that improve work-family balance for women in the workplace.
  • Support the Shades of Blue Project, an organization focusing on maternal mental health in underserved communities, before, during, and after childbirth. 
  • Donate to the National Birth Equality Collaborative (NBEC), an organization that provides training, research, and other assistance for the issue of black maternal mortality.
  • Support the National Association to Advance Black Birth, an organization founded to help provide training and access to midwives and doulas of color and lower pregnancy-related deaths.
  • Support the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, an organization that educates and advocates for better legislation to reduce black maternal mortality. They highlight needed research, and spread information about the social determinants of health that influence outcomes like traumatic birth or maternal and infant mortality.


How to Get Rid of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

If you have postpartum depression and/or anxiety, please know that you don’t have to suffer alone. Here is what I do with my patients who are feeling emotionally and physically debilitated       after giving birth. I’ve had a great deal of success with each of these strategies. 

Test hormone levels.

I test women’s sex hormones, adrenal, and thyroid markers. I usually use the dried urine test for comprehensive hormones (DUTCH) to look at adrenal hormones (cortisol and DHEA) and sex hormones. This involves collecting a small amount of urine on filtered paper four times per day. I also order blood tests to look at thyroid function.

Various types of therapy.

Here are some I recommend:

  • In women who have suffered a trauma in the past or who had a traumatic birth, I recommend a type of therapy known as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). 
  • Hypnosis therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy also work really well. 
  • Meditation programs like Ziva can be a powerful tool. 
  • Apollo neuro wearable touch therapy is another interesting solution. You wear it on your ankle or wrist and it emits silent, soothing vibrations that work on your central nervous system.
  • Body therapies like acupuncture and craniosacral therapy can help.

Hormonal Support and Dietary Supplements

It’s critical you work with a trained functional medicine healthcare practitioner when taking hormones or dietary supplements. He or she can help you use them appropriately for your specific health concerns. They will order testing to find out the root cause of your postpartum depression or anxiety in the first place. Everyone is unique. The problem could be imbalances in hormones like thyroid, cortisol, progesterone, and estrogen. Or the culprit could be nutrient deficiencies, problems with brain chemical imbalances, anemia, etc.


These are the areas I work on with my postpartum patients to kick anxiety and depression:

  • Oral natural progesterone in appropriate cases
  • Estrogen (estradiol) support in appropriate cases 
  • Serotonin support, when testing indicates it, and under supervision of a clinician. This involves supplementing with tryptophan or 5-HTP. If your serotonin levels are high, it can be a marker of inflammation and supplementing with tryptophan or 5-HTP can only make things worse.
  • A prenatal supplement. The same one you used during pregnancy can work wonders on your mood and mental health outlook.  
  • Lactation-safe herbal formulas and nutraceuticals. 

At the risk of repeating myself, it is best for you to work with a skilled practitioner on this journey. With that in mind, these products are safe across the board if you’re breastfeeding your baby:

  • Herb Lore Anxiety Blend tincture. Reduces stress, calms anxiety, fear, and agitation. 
  • Herb Lore Happy Day tincture. For women feeling sorrow, sadness, or depression.
  • Lavella. An oral lavender essential oil that reduces anxiety and helps with sleep. 
  • Rescue Remedy. For trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, accidents, or injuries. Safe for newborns, pets, siblings, spouses/partners, too!


We Can Help You Feel Happy Again

If you have postpartum depression or anxiety, you’re not alone. We can order the right testing to help you balance your hormones and other factors that can cause your sad mood. We’ll pinpoint the root causes, and design a customized protocol just for you. 

Babe, you can get through this rough time. We’ll hold your hand every step of the way to show you exactly what you need to do to feel happiness and joy again. 

Your path to a happier life begins with a free 15-minute troubleshooting call. During this chat, I’ll get to know more about what troubles you. If after the call you come on board as a patient, I’ll work with you to get rid of your postpartum depression and anxiety. Book your call today so you can start enjoying the precious moments of a new beginning- for you and your little one.

Mother and baby

A Functional Medicine Practitioner-Designed Postpartum Recovery Plan (For Mom & Baby)

It’s hard to believe my baby girl is coming up on 5 months old already!

All the mamas out there know… the postpartum period is a whirlwind!

Not only are you adjusting to taking care of baby, but your body is undergoing massive changes (just as big as during pregnancy!)

And you’re sleeping less, nursing (literally nourishing an entire other human with YOUR body!), and might even be going back to work around the 3-month mark if you’re in the U.S.

It’s a lot! That’s why I think your postpartum recovery plan is just as important as what you do before and during pregnancy (if not more important!) 

Today I want to share my go-to supplements that I’ve used in my own postpartum recovery and first months of motherhood - I hope they help you as much as they have helped me over the past few months.

What I’m Taking For Postpartum Recovery & Surviving New Motherhood

Here’s a quick rundown of my daily supplement routine since giving birth. (Remember that this is what was appropriate for me, and may not be exactly right for you! Book a free consult with my team to learn more about customizing supplement plans for you). 

#1 A good prenatal multivitamin

There’s nothing that depletes your body of nutrients quite like growing another human and then nursing them! You need the extra nutrients in a good prenatal just as much after birth as you do before.

I like Designs For Health Prenatal Pro because it contains chromium and other important micronutrients. Because I have a family history and personal tendency toward diabetes (and dealt with gestational diabetes), I specifically chose a prenatal that contains chromium. Research suggests that chromium can help lower fasting blood sugar and insulin levels.

#2 Magnesium

Magnesium  - for everything! Magnesium has so many benefits…. But it’s especially good for mitochondrial energy, maintaining your calm, supporting healthy sleep, hormone support, and insulin signaling. I use Magnesium Buffered Chelate Glycinate by Designs for Health.

#3 Mushroom blend 

I use a mushroom blend with reishi, cordyceps, and lions mane called Host Defense Stamets 7.

Mushrooms have so many benefits! Lion's mane helps with brain health, stress and anxiety, and diabetes prevention and management. 

Cordyceps can help protect mitochondria and therefore have anti-aging benefits. And with how little sleep I’m getting, I definitely feel like I need the help! Contact me to learn more about mushrooms and breastfeeding.

#4 Adaptogens

Adaptogenic herbs (like goji berry, maca root, ginseng, and more) support adrenal health and mitochondrial function. With all the stress of a new baby and the limited sleep, adaptogens can be really useful. I use “The One” from Quicksilver Scientific.

#5 Flax seed meal

I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and as a result my hormones need extra support to stay in balance. I personally tend toward estrogen dominance (not all women with PCOS do - so be sure to get your hormone levels tested with a practitioner!)

Flax seed meal has a “bad reputation” as an estrogenic food but the truth is that flax seed meal can help with estrogen detox, keeping the body’s hormone levels in better balance if you’re estrogen dominant like I am. I eat a couple tablespoons of ground flax daily. 

#6 Probiotic & prebiotic

I rotate through 3 probiotics to keep my gut healthy: FloraMyces, Klaire Therbiotic, and MegaSporeBiotic.

I’m also taking a daily prebiotic. Prebiotics are indigestible fibers that act as food for the bacteria in the gut. I use MegaPreBiotic.

The probiotic and prebiotic are for my health - but also for baby girls’! Right now, my daughter’s microbiome is still “under construction”and is strongly influenced by who she has contact with - namely her dad and I. Moms transfer bacteria to baby through kissing, cuddling, and (most importantly) breastfeeding. That’s why gut health is even more of a priority right now than usual.

#7 Natural toothpaste & mouth rinse

Your oral microbiome seeds your gut microbiome, and with as much as my daughter open mouth kisses me and all the germs we pass back and forth, I’m doing everything I can to support a healthy microbiome body-wide. Research has shown that baby’s oral microbiome continues to develop up to 1 year.

I use PerioBiotic toothpaste from Designs for Health and Dentalicidin Mouth Rinse from BioBotanical Research.

Why I’m Passionate About Breastfeeding

I’m also taking supplements that have made breastfeeding easier and confer benefits to baby through breastmilk. I promise I’ll share all those with you - but first I want to cover why I’m so passionate about breastfeeding.

My intention is to breastfeed my daughter past one year - what’s called extended breastfeeding. That’s because there are so many benefits to breastfeeding:

  • Breastfeeding prevents autoimmunity - research has shown being breastfed is associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis and asthma
  • Breastfeeding builds a stronger immune system and may even help prevent development of disease later in life
  • Breastfeeding boosts the brain - this study showed it improved cognitive development and this one showed those breastfed for 6+ months had better test results in school

And with my history of gestational diabetes and tendency toward high blood sugar, it was important to me that breastfeeding decreases the risk of diabetes in mom AND baby and especially helps prevent Type 2 diabetes for moms who had gestational diabetes. 

That doesn’t cover even a fraction of all the health benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby… not to mention the emotional and mental benefits.

While I understand that breastfeeding isn’t possible for all new moms, I highly recommend it… and if you’re struggling with low supply, keep reading for some of the solutions that made breastfeeding work for me.

Breastmilk Boosters

I struggled with low supply from day 1 (largely as a result of hormone disruption caused by my PCOS) - but luckily I found a few solutions that helped get my supply up to normal. If you’re a fellow PCOS sister, I hope you’ll consider these ideas. 

#1 Myo-Inositol 

Myo-inositol is a natural substance, found in plants and animals, which helps to regulate insulin in a similar way to metformin and may be useful for mothers with PCOS who are dealing with low supply.

It’s a major ingredient in breast milk and taking it supplementally can help boost breast milk production and increase baby’s brain health.

#2 Metformin

Metformin is a prescription drug that can help lower blood sugar to boost supply. It doesn’t work for all women - but if it helps you, it’s a powerful tool that’s safe for baby. Metformin is considered low-risk for baby. 

The dosage starts at 500 mg, but talk to your doctor (you’ll need a prescription) to find what’s right for you. 

For anyone nervous about using metformin: you should know this what what finally increased my supply to nearly normal levels!

I also take therapeutic levels of Fenugreek, Goat’s Rue, Moringa, and Shatavari-- all proven to improve milk production and flow safely. While different women will have different degrees of response to these herbs, they are generally safe to try. It can take up to 2 full weeks to notice a shift in supply or flow. 

What I’m Taking For Baby’s Benefit 

Nursing mamas aren’t just a milk machine... But everything you take in is transferred to your breast milk. And when that milk is baby’s only source of nutrition for 6 months, you want it to be as good as possible!

A healthy and diverse diet with more-than-enough calories is step one to make the best milk, but I also am using these supplements for “milk enhancement.”

#1 Lugol’s iodine

Pregnancy requires higher levels of iodine, and research has shown women who are iodine deficient in pregnancy and postpartum are more likely to have children with neurological and psychological deficits like attention deficit disorders and lower IQ.

Since I don’t eat iodized salt or iodine-rich foods regularly, I use 2 drops of 2% Lugol’s iodine solution daily.

#2 Calcium

Here’s a wild breastfeeding fact: if you’re not taking in sufficient dietary calcium while breastfeeding, your body will leech calcium from your bones to supply calcium in your breastmilk!

I don’t want to feed my baby my own bones - so I supplement with calcium to make sure I have adequate supply for both of us. 

#3 DHA 

The omega-3 fatty acid DHA is one of the most important nutrients for a healthy baby. It’s critical for healthy brain development plus vision and memory.

Lots of research has shown that supplementing with DHA can increase DHA levels in breastmilk and lead to better health outcomes for baby, so I use Nordic Natural Prenatal DHA.

#4 Coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of my favorite sources of healthy fat - and eating it regularly can increase lauric and caprylic acid content in breastmilk. Lauric and caprylic acid are powerful antimicrobials that can help strengthen your baby’s immune system and keep them healthy.

Studies have shown eating 3 tablespoons at a meal can significantly increase levels, so I aim for 3 tablespoons in my daily smoothie.

#5 Liver and organ powder

Liver and other organ meats are on the best sources of important nutrients like choline… but most of us are deficient! Choline is particularly important for healthy brain and memory development, so it’s important for breastfeeding moms to get enough.

I use a powdered form of organ meats made by Ancestral Supplements and try to eat 2 pasture-raised eggs (the yolks are a great source of choline!). Use code BRIEW10 at checkout for a 10% discount!

What To Give Baby 

Right now, all baby girl gets is milk, milk, and more milk!

That’s all infants less than 6 months of age need - it’s the perfect food. 

The only supplement I give to her is  Klaire Therbiotic Infant 4 times a week to support her healthy microbiome development. I give this to her either on my nipple by dampening the skin with a little milk and then dabbing the powder on there, or, by mixing it in a bottle of milk, when she takes a bottle. 

She’s getting her Vitamin D through my milk; you must take 5000 IU or more daily to accomplish this--test first to make sure that dose is safe for you. 

That’s it!

Your Postpartum Recovery Strategy

As a hormone specialist, I’ve always loved working with moms in the postpartum period - but as a mom myself now, I have a profound respect for all my mom clients!

If you’re pregnant now, hope to be soon, or are in the postpartum period now, I’d love to support you in finding your own postpartum recovery strategy, tailored to your unique needs.

Book a free 15 minute consult with my team by clicking here. During the consult, we’ll talk about your experiences and needs and start on a strategy for long-term wellness, together. 

To your health,


P.S. Are you interested in hearing more about my motherhood journey? Be sure to check out my Instagram where I share candid pics and commentary!