Reverie Acupuncture is one year old! What ten posts did readers find the most useful over the past year? Click to find out!

First Birthday Post Round-Up

Happy Birthday, Reverie!

Reverie Acupuncture is officially one year old on August 24th, 2018. It’s been an awesome year of community acupuncture, mamas, babies and blog posts!

I’d like to save my big announcements for my Winter Party that I’m planning so today let’s celebrate by looking at the top 10 posts that readers of Reverie have found most useful.

Reverie Acupuncture is one year old! What ten posts did readers find the most useful over the past year? Click to find out!

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Breastfeeding is a delicate subject surrounded by strong opinions. But really, the only one that matters is yours.

When to stop breastfeeding

Ladies, we are born with boobs. And those boobs have a purpose – breastfeeding.

That purpose is not (as was once told to me by my favorite five-year old) “to look like we have boobs.” No. It’s to feed babies, for as long as we are willing and able.

Breastfeeding is great for both moms and kids. For moms, 2 years of breastfeeding throughout her life is linked to significant decreases in rates of breast cancer. The CDC also reports that breastfeeding reduces the rates of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and ovarian cancer in women.

More often we talk about the benefits to our babies. Breastfeeding children significantly reduces the rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (S

IDS), lowers the rates of colds, flus and ear infections, lowers the risk of asthma, obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Breast milk is an amazing substance.

So when is it safe to stop breastfeeding? What is the best cut off for mom and baby? The answer is more complicated than you may think.

Breastfeeding is a delicate subject surrounded by strong opinions. But really, the only one that matters is yours.

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Check out this hearty, protein rich oatmeal recipe to start your day off right and help support breast milk production

Lactation Boosting Oatmeal Recipe

If there is one constant in every culture on the planet, it’s that food is used to heal.

The recipes that we use for our best health are often the ones that have been passed down through the generations. But there is another common thing that happens to recipes as they’re passed along – they change.

It’s natural. As we experience and integrate the wisdom of other cultures we experience new foods and ideas. We take them and add them to the things we’ve carried with us, changing them and evolving them.

For me, I’m constantly tweaking recipes because 1) I am a food therapy nerd and 2) I’m always looking for ways to make healthy food taste good.

That’s where this recipe comes from. I wanted a way to make the most nourishing porridge recipe possible. Breastfeeding mothers need ways to get as many calories and nutrients in their mouths as possible and this oatmeal recipe is a great way to do it.

Check out this hearty, protein rich oatmeal recipe to start your day off right and help support breast milk production

I developed it from my library of cookbooks ranging from Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions to Paul Pitchford’s Healing with Whole Foods. (affiliate links).

Sprinkle on some Traditional Chinese Medical schooling, add a dash of something I heard on a podcast once and let simmer with experience and BAM! a great tasting, filling and nourishing oatmeal recipe.

If you want to scroll down to the recipe, it’s at the bottom. But if you’re a food nerd like me, read on:

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