How much protein do I need during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Flip open any muscle magazine and you’ll find trainers and athletes touting the importance of protein in your diet. Body builders swear by protein when it comes to repairing muscle tissue. However, protein is responsible for so much more as its amino acids are quite literally the building blocks of the human body. How does… Read More

Why is protein important during pregnancy?

Most women understand the importance of maintaining a complete diet during pregnancy. Since your baby’s development is completely dependent on your health, it’s essential you fill your body with the proper nutrients you need to support your growing baby; one of the most important nutrients you need is protein. According to Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD,… Read More

Is protein powder safe during pregnancy?

Protein supplements are a great way to get that extra protein, but are protein shakes and powders safe during pregnancy? The short answer is yes, the long answer, is well longer.  The concern with protein supplements revolve around the type of sweeteners used, how clean (or low heavy metal count) the protein is, and what… Read More

What should I look for in protein powder?

Experts recommend expectant or breastfeeding mothers consume about 75 grams of protein a day, depending on body type and exercise activity; use the Mommi protein calculator to discover how much protein you need. Women who are expecting more than one child need much more protein and should consult their doctor to develop a nutrition plan. … Read More

Protein Calculator Tool

One of the most important nutrients you need, pregnant or not pregnant, is protein. Protein is a vital building block and you need to be sure you are getting enough, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Daily protein needs vary by person and depend on how active you are, if you are pregnant, and… Read More

Protein shake recipes

Need some protein recipe shake ideas?  Check out Mommi’s library of delicious, easy-to-make protein shake recipes.

Does protein help with nausea?

Protein has been shown to help with nausea in a number of small studies evaluating women who were pregnant and in the first trimester as well as in people going through chemotherapy. While growing a baby and fighting cancer are two very different things, nausea is still nausea. It is estimated that 70-80% of pregnant… Read More

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