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Will My Breastfed Baby Be Affected By What I Eat And Drink?

Yep it’s true a mother’s milk will pass all consumed substances through to her child. Obviously this can be either advantageous or detrimental depending upon the mother’s awareness and her lifestyle habits.
Alcohol, caffeine, recreational drugs and prescription and over-the-counter medications all pass through breast milk through to our baby’s. These substances are mildly filtered by the mother’s metabolism but their harmful effects will still impact our child due to their small body-weight ratio. So it’s incredibly important that we are mindful of all things we consume.
There are specific foods which are known to contribute to irritability and colic in newborn babies (see Items to Avoid When Breastfeeding). Alchol obviously impacts our baby’s growing brain but it also creates digestive upset so it’s important to consider if those post birth bubles some hospitals offer and friends offer when we arrive home are really worth it if it means our baby will have a tummy ache for the next 24 hours.
The foods outlined that are known to cause colicky symptoms can slowly be introduced after the baby’s first six months but parents should carefully monitor the baby’s physical and behavioural responses. Irritating food items include wine, champagne and caffeine, which is found in tea, coffee and Coca-Cola. Unfortunately, chocolate also ranks highly on the Items to Avoid list due to the effects of both caffeine and theobromine, another stimulant.
Others items include artificial sweeteners, soft-drinks and carbonated beverages, fatty foods, lentils, beans and split peas. Acidic fruits such as oranges and berries may also be irritating for newborns. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauli- flower, broccoli and turnip may exacerbate colic. Onions and garlic may be problematic, as can heavily spiced foods.
We all know breast feeding is time consuming but it’s vitally important that a mothers diet doesn’t rely on quick snack foods or refined carbohydrates. Planning ahead is the key. We need a diet high in good fats (for example nuts, avocado, butter, coconut oil) clean proteins and lots of vegetables and fruits. Ideally all organic. These foods provide nutrients for our baby’s growing brain and help build their digestive strength.
Unfortunately a nursing mother’s diet that rely’s heavily on convenience, wheat-based foods can also contribute towards a colicky baby partly because of preservative 282 (calcium propionate), found in most breads, frequently affects breastfed babies, presenting symptoms such as screaming and chronic diarrhoea. Additionally hidden additives and other preservatives found in refined foods irritate our newborns sensitive nervous system and their digestion. Mothers are often unaware of these detrimental side-effects.


The foods listed below are known irritants for babies. Once your baby has reached six months, you may choose to slowly re-introduce some of these foods into your diet. It’s best to re-introduce them in minimal doses so as to avoid restlessness and stomach upsets for your baby.
1. Drugs—over-the-counter, prescription and social drugs will all adversely affect your baby. Valium and phenobarbitone can cause sedation.

2. Nicotine—affects your baby’s lungs, heart rate and can cause vomiting and diarrhoea (please see Chapter 6 of Well Adjusted Babies for further information). Smoking may also reduce breast milk.

3. Alcohol—affects your baby’s brain (please see Chapter 4) and causes sedation. Red wine and champagne in particular will cause irritability.

4. Caffeine—found in tea, coffee, chocolate, coca-cola and many other fizzy drinks is an addictive stimulant which causes sleeplessness and irritability.

5. Chocolate—theobromine is a stimulant.

6. Artificial sweeteners found in assorted confectionery may also cause hyperactivity.

7. Soft-drinks and carbonated beverages.

8. Fatty foods.

9. Lentils and most secondary proteins such as beans. Split peas (beware of your mothers ‘pea and ham’ soup!).

10. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and turnip, and onions and garlic, may be problematic.

11. Heavily spiced foods.

12. Acidic fruits (too many oranges and berries, etc).

13. Dairy products—cow’s milk is the first allergen to which infants commonly react. Please see Chapters 5, 22 and 23 of Well Adjusted Babies for further information. If you are sensitive to these products, remember that you and your baby will be better off without them. Constant consumption of dairy may lead to nutritional deficits and compromised immune systems for you both.

14. Refined or simple carbohydrates often contain dairy products and preservative.

15. Rhubarb or laxatives such as senna, aloe or cascara—can also increase an infant’s bowel activity.

16. Sports Protein bars and shakes—these may actually decrease your milk supply! There is an array of artificial chemicals in some of these products, which may cause a decline in breast milk. (I inadvertently stumbled across this realisation when I ate one of my husband’s protein bars whilst driving his car one day. I was starving hungry and someone had given him some protein bar samples, without looking at the ingredients I inhaled the bar and then was completely shocked by the outcome. My breast milk dried up for two days, and I could not attribute this to any other food item which may have caused this same reaction). Note: I am referring to highly concentrated, artificially fortified sources of protein combined with an array of chemically-derived ingredients that probably impacted my supply of breast milk. I am not referring to protein in its natural, God-intended form. By no means should mothers avoid high quality, natural sources of protein.


In the “Post Birth” Chapter of Well Adjusted Babies we discuss specific dietary items that are beneficial for you and your baby. These items include goods fats such as omega-3 polyunsaturated fats DHA and EPA for your baby’s developing brain, and probiotics which help to establish good bacteria within your baby’s digestive system. Please refer to the Post Birth Chapter for further explanation.
69 Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani – Chiropractor, Family Health Expert and Author.

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Beet Berry Burst!


Vitamix 2L wet container


1 cup seedless grapes
1 large slice pineapple (including core)
1 cup strawberries
1/2 raw beetroot
1 cup mixed berries
beetroot leaves
1/2 lemon
1-2 cups ice


1. Put all the ingredients into the Vitamix 2L container in the order listed and secure the lid.
2. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and quickly increase the speed to 10, then override to High.
3. Use tamper to effectively press the ingredients into the blades if required whilst processing.
4. Blend for 60-90 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
5. Stop the machine and serve.

Video Demonstration:


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My healthy Spaghetti Bolognese!

Serves: 4 people
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Spelt Free Pasta (available in most health food shops)

500g of Certified Organic Lean Minced Beef

2 Onions, chopped

3 Cloves of Garlic, chopped

¼ cup of finely chopped Basil

¼ cup of finely chopped Coriander

1tsp of Cumin Powder

¼ of tsp of Turmeric Powder

½ cup of Coconut Cream

1 can of Certified Organic Tomato Paste

½ cup of fresh thick cut Tomatoes

1 Tbsp on Coconut Oil

Himalayan Salt (to taste)

½ Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


1. Heat Coconut Oil in pan on low heat.

2. Once melted, add Onion and sauté until soft.

3. Add Mince Garlic, Coriander, Basil, Cumin Powder and Turmeric Power to the sautéed onion, stir until brown.

4. When Beef is ¾ cooked add the Tomato Paste.

5. Allow 5 minutes for Beef to cook and ingredients to soak in.

6. Fold in ½ a cup of Coconut Cream and the Cut Tomatoes, allow that to soak in.

7. Serve over your freshly cooked, Gluten-Free Pasta.

8. Add Himalayan Salt, and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over your pasta and enjoy!

Pasta Tip:

A lot of the time I like to make my own pasta, but it is quite time consuming, so I recommend if you are time poor (which I am) that you buy the spelt pasta as previously stated in the ingredients from your local health food store and cook as per the instructions on the packet, remember that pasta is always nicer when it’s a little under cooked.
lunchbox-solutions4This recipe is featured in Therese’s iBook Lunchbox Solutions. For more healthy, gluten free recipes just like this along with family health tips, you can purchase the full iBook for just $9.95 on
Much love, grace and gratitude,
IMG_4524 Therese Kerr – Co-founder & Director of Divine by Therese Kerr & Divine Baby

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How to sneak super foods into your children’s meals…

I’m always suspicious of parents who say that their kids eat everything. Is it really true? And what’s their secret? Most kids go through phases – they eat whatever you put in front of them at first, then they develop a taste for things and start rejecting anything that isn’t pasta (or so it seems).
Most often than not, green vegies are the first to disappear, whilst orange ones linger a little longer, and eggplant or mushrooms never even get much of a look in!
Here are my favourite six ways to sneak super foods into your child’s diet.

Secret Spinach Smoothie

Next time you make a make a blueberry smoothie, which is an excellent source of antioxidants, toss in a handful of spinach and it will likely go undetected. Mix a handful of spinach with a scoop of Greek yogurt, a scoop of ice, blueberries, half a banana and almond or rice milk. Now watch them gulp it down.

Marinara Sauce

Most kids love pasta, so take advantage of it and make a sauce that’s full of vegetables. When cooking the sauce as you normally would, add zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, kale or any other vegetable you’d like to sneak in. Use a handheld blender to smooth the sauce before dishing it up with a bowl of pasta. They will never know the difference.

Veggie-Packed Meatballs

Next time you make meatballs, use a food processor to blend mushrooms and zucchini, then add it to the meat mixture before forming the balls. When cooked, your kids won’t notice the extra veggies, but you’ll know they’re in there!

Cauliflower Mash

This white veggie is not an easy one to get kids to eat whole. Mashed, however, it’s a whole new ball game. Mashed cauliflower is one of the most delicious side dishes a parent or caregiver can make. Add a sweet potato or two, if you like, to maintain texture and your kids will devour it. You can also sneak pureed cauliflower into a white creamy sauce and pour it over grilled chicken breasts.

Chia Muffins

Chia seeds are a delicious super food, packed with omega 3s and ridiculously high in antioxidants. They’re extremely versatile and easy to use. Add them to smoothies, sprinkle on top of yogurt or muesli, or toss them in your muffin mix, they thicken muffins nicely and add bulk and texture.

Dip it

Kids love an interactive meal and not just splattering it all over the table. Making their own anything always goes down well. The same is true for dip. Surround a nice healthy dip with carrot sticks, celery sticks, snow peas and cucumber slices and you’re bound to increase the veggie quotient quickly.
You’ll find lots of super food kids’ recipes on my website Supercharged Food.
Happy cooking!
lee-holmes_jpg_470x470_q85_crop-smart Lee Holmes – ‎Author, Nutritionist, Wholefood Chef and Lifestyle, Food and Healthy Eating Expert.

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What makes you feel loved?

What if I asked you, What makes you feel loved? — and I’m not JUST talking about bedroom shenanigans. There may be times that we feel that our partner is not a mental giant when it comes to romancing us or we may feel that we have worn away our friendship with our partner, our integrity or our desire to grow old and grey together… It happens.
What’s fascinating though is to ponder if we actually know ourselves —what makes us feel loved.
We may think that our partner is clueless but maybe, just maybe, we are also clueless. I have been chatting with some wonderful friends about the incredible value of asking ourselves some tough questions at times. I’d love to offer you three questions to ponder and my hope is that through contemplating these — and also assessing and measuring how you currently rate — then you’ll have a clearer vision of what you want to move towards in this year.
Here are three important questions:
1. How Do You Feel Loved?
2. How Do Rate As A Parent or Work Colleague?
3. What are Your Five Chief Goals for 2014?

Q1: How Do You Feel Loved?

Let’s think about it. Write down as many thoughts as you can. Try to refrain from, I feel loved when you don’t leave your crap all over the bedroom floor and instead try to create a friendly list of actions, words and gestures. If your relationship has been at a critical point for a long, long time then I’d suggest checking in with a relationship counselor prior to embarking on this question as it’s likely that there other issues that need addressing first. Let me be upfront — while I’m a keen observer of life and an avid reader — I am certainly NOT a counselor.
For those of you who feel lighthearted about this and are…
• Looking for ways to continue growth in your marriage
• Or starting to feel a little disenchanted with your life partner… then this is a perfect question to mull over.
You might be itching to get started on writing down ‘what it is that makes you loved, ‘only to discover that after just a few notations, you’re actually stumped… Yep, stumped. It’s fascinating.
How can we expect our partner to know what makes us feel cherished and adored if we can’t clearly identify a list of thoughts and ideas on the matter ourselves? If we genuinely want our relationship to succeed then maybe we need to identify how our partner can refuel our heart and then, better again, we can let them know how to do this. This process of reflection on “How Do I Feel Loved?” is most useful if we also ask our partner to complete their love list in his or her own time. To write down their thoughts and desires and to discuss them with you. If you both decide to make this playful rather then damming then I bet you’ll find this activity extremely beneficial.

So what things make you feel loved?

• Is it when they bring you spontaneous gifts?
• Is it words of kindness or praise?
• Is it through touch — an urgent passionate embrace when they walk in the door?
• Is it when they organise all the necessary details for a “date night”?
• Is it when they hold your hand or stroke your back to let you know they aren’t judging you, even if you’re both having a tricky, heated conversation?
• Is it when they leave you love notes?
• Is it when they “do something” that they say they are going to do?
What are the little things they do they make you feel amorous? The funny thing in a relationship is we often presume to know what our partner’s “love language” is, or we falsely believe that our love language is actually theirs. Again if we don’t identify and verbalize how we feel loved then someone else will decide, guess or presume to know our love language, and after a while this may no longer work for us.
The point here is to observe ourselves. While we are at it, why not write a list of what makes our blood spike with raw, primal desire? Consider how you like to be ravished? What makes you want to jump your partner over anyone else — time and time again?
Now before you say…
Enough! They should know HOW I need to be loved and appreciated!” “They should know what turns me on!” Let me ask you, how would you rate your relationship? Is it wonderful? Is it exciting, rich in personal growth and romantic? Do you make each other feel safe to have open hearted discussions about areas that you both need to acknowledge and work on?
Or is your relationship currently hovering in Suckville— the land where you put everything and everyone else before each other. The land where everything your partner does feels lame and you live in blame. The relationship we share with our life partner can be an environment where we constantly recommit to bringing our best version of ourselves forward and work through issues. Getting “out” of our ego, getting out from the shadows. Where we stop playing games and make our relationship our priority again. Not for a second am I suggesting my relationship is all peachy and there are times where I have to tell myself to “quit my barking” and be self-responsible. To stop playing the victim and look at what I need to address, what I need to “own” before I start pointing the finger.
I do believe that — if both partners are committed to safely addressing issues, to personal growth and to learning how to love each better — then our relationship is more likely to offer us nourishment. If one partner decides it’s too hard, too late, too little or too much, then this poses enormous challenges and we have to decide if that environment really honours our needs. Now some of you may not be in a romantic relationship at present, if you do however want to be in a serious relationship then this question certainly helps to clarify what you’re looking for in a partner. Additionally if you’re single and yet have children and other loved ones, then modifying your answers so that you can communicate how you feel appreciated to your loved ones and this process will help create the space for your inner circle to identify how you can make them feel appreciated and adored.

Q2: How Do You Rate As A Parent or Work Colleague?

I find, as our family rolls into holiday mode, that this a great time to ask my boys for some feedback on my parenting. They are lovely fellas, so I have to probe sometimes and remind them that I take my role seriously — that I’d love honest feedback.

I ask them:

• How do I rate on lunches and meals?
• How do I rate on helping them with tasks and homework?
• Am I good listener?
• When do they notice I am not available?
• How I do I go handling conflicts when they arise?
• Am I fair?
• Am I fun and light-hearted?
• What would make them feel more heard, more supported?
• Do I embarrass them? How?
• What activities do they love to do together?
• Do they feel like they are a major priority in my life?
We may have the best intentions in the world, but asking questions takes away the guess work and gives us sincere feedback on how our loved ones perceive us. These types of questions are also incredibly useful to ask your work colleagues, employees or employer. Taylor them to suit your work environment.

Q3: What Are Your Five Chief Goals For This Year?

In twelve months time what would you be delighted to have achieved or to have mastered?

Is it:

• Increasing your daily fitness regime to (fill in the blank)?
• Loosing 10 kilos?
• Reducing your debt (by a certain amount or percentage?)
• Increasing your income (by a certain amount or percentage each month?)
• Learning a language?
• Saving a deposit?
• Healing a relationship?
• Mastering a new skill or sport?
Since I was little I have been encouraged to have goal books and I spend many hours reviewing and beautifying these. I typically sit with these folders for about 20-30 minutes at least a few times each week. This year however I have decided to spend a short amount of time each day focusing on five main goals.
I’ll continue to invest time in my goal books but I will prioritize these five goals in the following ways:
1: Visualizing these goals (collecting pictures, creating story boards, role playing in my mind the steps and events incorporating senses and emotions)
2: Mind mapping the steps involved to achieving these goals
3: Measuring my success daily and weekly with attaining these goals
4: Create strategies for any resistance or obstacles
Refine the goals if need be.
69 Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani – Chiropractor, Family Health Expert and Author.

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A treat you don’t have to feel guilty about…

My Chocolate and Peanut Slice! This dessert is a favourite in the Kerr household. Made with beautiful, nutrient-rich certified organic ingredients it’s a treat you don’t have to feel guilty about! This slice is a classic example that healthy, can be tasty!


Use only certified organic ingredients wherever possible.
2.5 tbsp Raw Cacao

1X Pinch of Himalayan Salt

3 tbsp Raw Ground Peanut Butter

2-3 tbsp Coconut Syrup (depending on sweetness you personally like, feel free to add more or less)

2-3 tbsp Coconut Oil

3/4 cup of Activated Almonds or Macadamia’s (or mixed)

1/2 cup Cashew Nuts

1. Process the nuts, salt and cacao powder in a blender.
2. Add the coconut oil, blend then add the peanut butter and the coconut syrup. (add extra coconut syrup if required)
3. Press into a flat 20cm x 20xm flat shallow tray and place in refrigerator.



3 tbsp Coconut Oil

4 tbsp Raw Ground Peanut Butter

2 tbsp coconut syrup
Pinch Himalayan Salt

1. Melt all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat.
2. Remove base from refrigerator.
3. Spoon mixture over base and place in freezer for at least 60 minutes.




75g Cacao Butter

1/2 cup Certified Organic Raspberries

1/4 cup Coconut Cream

1.5 – 2 tbsp Cacao Powder

2 tbsp Coconut Syrup

1/2 cup Raw Peanuts or Macadamia Nuts


1. Place raspberries and coconut cream in blender and blend until smooth – set aside.
2. Place Cacao butter in a saucepan over low heat allow to melt.
3. Whisk in Cacao powder and add Coconut Syrup.
4. Add Raspberry and coconut blend and combine well.
5. Remove base with filling from freezer and pour chocolate raspberry topping over the top, spreading evenly.
6. Sprinkle the Macadamia nuts on the top of the chocolate.
7. Freeze for approximately 2 to 3 hours.
It is delicious if kept in the freezer and eaten from there when needed.
Much love, grace and gratitude,
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