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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. marie

    I didn’t discover the pumping bra for moooonths! I was kicking myself. I’d rigged up an old sports bra but the actual thing worked a lot better. 😉
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      SERIOUS lifesaver! I am so glad I didn’t wait too long. I think I’d give up on pumping if I didn’t have this bra.

  2. Karen P

    I did teas and herbal supplements. I also ate junk food. I really wish I had NOT eaten cookies when I was nursing. Wheat, dairy and sugar all combined to add to my daughter’s colic because I had food sensitivities to them.. Between that and teething, I swear she learned to talk so she could ask for tylenol.

    I’m a food addict (now in recovery) and have lactose intolerance. Eating that stuff was devastating to me, and didn’t make for a great childhood for my daughter, either. Better late than never, but I never dreamed that my food template then could cause us both so much pain.

    Good luck and hoping for a better outcome for you and the baby.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s definitely interesting to see what effects the baby when nursing. I drank 1 cup of coffee a day when I was pregnant (which was my norm pre-pregnancy) and then that first week and a half home from the hospital I was so sleep deprived I didn’t drink any coffee at all because I was trying to get sleep whenever I could. That second week I was feeling a bit better and thought, maybe I’ll have my coffee again! Big mistake. I think it contributed to a few sleepless nights with my little guy deciding to be wide awake! Back to no coffee right now…

  3. km

    The cookies sound yummy though I’ve never had a baby.
    Best wishes!

  4. elizabeth

    Best wishes on your wonderful baby. He looks adorable.

    FYI Brewers yeast is found in health food stores. It is a dried non-live yeast that is a by product of brewing, not live yeast. Brewers yeast was considered a very healthful supplement back in the 70’s and often recommended to nursing mothers. I do not believe that you should be using active live yeast which is a very different thing.

  5. bethh

    I think I’ve found brewer’s yeast in the bulk section at New Seasons (so likely also at Whole Foods and Fred Meyer) – sometimes it’s called nutritional yeast and I don’t know if there is any important difference. I love it on popcorn and it’s also a big ingredient in fake-cheese vegan cooking, so it’s definitely around!

    That bra both amazes and amuses me – I have a vague notion about what is involved with pumping, but clearly some smart mom was like, that’s it, we need a PRODUCT for this! I’m adding that to my list of tips to give pregnant friends!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      The bra is amazing and I will definitely be getting it as a gift for any friends that get pregnant because it was such a life saver. I wish someone had told me about it!

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