It started with a blender in Kim's kitchen.
After the birth of her first kiddo, Kim juggled being a full-time mom with a full-time job. She was pumping at work, nailing deadlines, nursing through the night, and squeezing in a bleary-eyed run here and there. She was exhausted, but those workouts boosted endorphins and reminded her that she's a warrior. Still, all that energy out needed to be replaced.
Kim looked at nearly every protein powder on the shelves—the chalky, the stinky, the bitter, the chemical-ridden. Most of them weren't safe for nursing moms, and the ones that were, didn't relieve sore muscles or contain the best foods to boost breast milk supply. So she made her own blend with wholesome ingredients and all-natural mix-ins from the supplements aisle.
A stationary bike appeared in Kim’s house shortly after baby number two arrived, and the noise of the blender almost drowned out the whirring of the breast pump. (Almost… Why the f*** does it make that sound?!) That’s when Kim thought, “Hey, I bet there are other beast-mode mamas, spin sisters, and mother runners out there who want access to the best foods to boost breast milk supply!”
So Kim founded Mama Love LLC, partnered up with some mothers and shakers, continued to research the best foods to boost breast milk supply, and took her homemade recipe to the next level.
Putting together a powerful team and talking to other women helped Kim identify the most pressing nutrition issues for moms at every stage. During pregnancy, it's wondering if you're eating enough of the right nutrients for two. While breastfeeding, mamas have all kinds of concerns, including: how to tell if milk supply is decreasing, and the best foods to boost breast milk supply. And all moms want more energy! You'll find well-researched articles, recipes to support your overall health, lactation smoothies to boost breast milk, and solutions for other fitness concerns on our blog.
Mama Love Protein is now made in a Texas-sized blender.
Today, Mama Love Protein is made in a state-of-the-art facility in DFW. (That’s what the locals call Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.) Our advisory board is made up of nutrition, fitness, and female-health experts who know all about the best foods to boost breast milk supply and how to tell if milk supply is decreasing. And our manufacturing team has more than 30 years of experience crafting safe, effective natural products, sports nutrition, and dietary supplements.
We only use all-natural ingredients sourced from reputable suppliers, and we test and verify purity and quality with third-party laboratories—before formulating begins and again when our products come off the line.
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Kim Daly is on a mission to help women harness the power of nutrition, fuel their fitness goals, and take care of their families. Mom to Keane and Julia, she holds a nutrition coaching certification, used to be a magazine editor, and listens to nothing but NPR in the car. (Raise your hands, fellow radio nerds!) She started Mama Love out of her walk-in closet, and is amazed and inspired by every mom she gets to interact with on this journey.
Tracy Morris, MS, Nutrition Advisor
An international member of the US Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an accredited dietitian in three countries (South Africa, Australia, and the UK), Tracy Morris is no stranger to doling out eating advice. She currently helps millions of fitness-tracker fans make better food choices. (Hi, Fitbit!) When she’s not working, practicing Pilates, or chasing after her three kids, Morris can be found sipping pinot noir and watching the sun set with husband in Sydney, Australia. Morris is a founding member of the Mama Love Advisory Board.
Shivani Patel, MD, OB-GYN, Women's Health Advisor
An assistant professor and physician at UT Southwestern, Dr. Patel specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and is dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of both mom and baby. Dr. Patel is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and a Mama Love Advisory Board member. Of all her roles, she's most proud of the one she has at home: mom to two girls, getting ready to rule the world.
Lucky Denenga wants to make vaginas great again, and in her current role, as a director of therapy and occupational health at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, she's doing exactly that. Mom to Jack, Henry, and Charli, Denenga advises a number of local health organizations and initiatives. She believes physical activity is the foundation of good health, and does her best thinking while walking. Denenga is a founding member of the Mama Love Advisory Board.
Nadya Swedan, MD, FAAPMR, Medical Advisor
A mom of three with a successful private practice in New York City, Dr. Swedan is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (PM & R/physiatrist) focusing on women’s health. She has written three books, Simple Solutions to Boost Energy, Reduce Stress & Achieve Better Health (available on Kindle), The Active Woman’s Health and Fitness Handbook, and Women’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation; and has served as a medical advisor for a number of media outlets, including Shape magazine. Dr. Swedan is a founding member of the Mama Love Advisory Board.
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