The Protein Powder Pregnant Mothers Are Loving

The Protein Powder Pregnant Mothers Are Loving

Many pregnant mamas are looking for a protein powder they can trust during their pregnancy. With so many options on the market, and the concern for ingredients, it can be overwhelming to find one that seems healthy, clean and overall safe for mom and baby. Here at Milk Dust, we wanted to create a twin sister to our signature lactation protein powder, but with a small twist for pregnancy. The reaction from pregnant mamas has been fantastic. Hundreds of mamas have fallen in love with our pregnancy protein powder, and it is important to get into the details on what makes this protein powder so perfect for pregnancy.

Is protein powder safe for pregnancy?

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Yes and no. Some protein powders are full of chemicals and artificial sweeteners that aren’t really that great for anyone. Studies haven’t really been done to prove them unsafe for a mother or a baby, but because they aren’t a natural product, it’s usually best to steer clear. Of course this isn’t medical advice, and your doctor will be able to better guide you on which ingredients are safe and which ones aren’t. Needless to say, there is some common sense to be used here, and unknown chemicals and sweeteners are probably not a great idea. Other protein powders, like Bump Dust, stick to as many natural ingredients as possible. Bump Dust, for example, is a protein powder formulated for pregnant mothers It is comprised of natural, plant-based proteins, superfoods, herbs, Tumeric and other amazing vitamins and minerals that aren’t synthetic. Even prenatal vitamins use the synthetic folic acid, rather folate. Bump Dust uses folate (methylated), which is really important considering many woman can’t absorb folate.

With all of that being said, protein powder can absolutely be safe for pregnancy assuming the ingredients are natural. If so, protein powders can be a great way to add additional nourishment for mama and baby.

What makes Bump Dust a great pregnancy protein powder?

Bump Dust takes the amazing nutritional foundation of Milk Dust, and twists the herb blend slightly to make it more pregnancy friendly. Many of the essential nutrients for breastfeeding mamas are really important for pregnancy as well. We toned down some of the lactation herbs like fenugreek and fennel seed (which can still be beneficial for pregnancy!), but kept the brewer’s yeast for the vitamin B content. Each ingredient serves a purpose, and plays a role in nourishing both mama and baby.

Bump Dust also tackles cravings, to help with weight management during pregnancy.

Cravings are a big issue for pregnant mamas, and by offering specific nutrients, Bump Dust can help manage these. A body that is properly nourished with enough protein, vitamins and minerals will not send out cravings nearly as often. Most of the sugar cravings pregnant moms experience are stemming from a lack of protein (eating more carbs and fat), a deficiency in chromium and magnesium, and blood sugar drops. Bump Dust helps by supplying chromium and magnesium, as well as cinnamon bark to help control blood sugar.

Blood sugar imbalances often occur during pregnancy from hormonal changes and changes in diet. Many women start eating more carbs (especially on queasy tummies in the first trimester), which results in fluctuating blood sugar levels. Ingredients like cinnamon bark and Tumeric can help balance blood sugar, and have been used to treat people with diabetes.

How much protein do you need during pregnancy?

According to American Pregnancy Association, experts recommend 75 to 100 grams of protein per day. A typical serving of protein powder contains anywhere from 15 to 20 grams of protein. This is why protein powder can be super beneficial for pregnant mothers to get in the protein they need. This is especially true for pregnant mamas with aversions to meats and eggs, which are good sources of protein as well. If you are super nauseas, smoothies can be very soothing, and a great way to get your protein in without gagging.

What are the benefits of protein during pregnancy?

According to the American Pregnancy Association, protein positively affects the growth of fetal tissue, including the brain. It also helps your breast and uterine tissue to grow during pregnancy, and it plays a role in your increasing blood supply. We also have a great nutritional guide for pregnancy and postpartum you can read, which will guide you on how much of specific nutrients you need to eat.

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What’s the best way to drink your pregnancy protein powder?

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A smoothie is always the best way to drink your protein powder because you are adding in the fresh fruits or veggies for additional antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. You can try our favorite pregnancy protein smoothie, or add your Bump Dust to frozen fruit, fresh spinach and your favorite milk.

You can also use a protein shaker and your favorite milk to mix with your protein powder for a fast and easy drink.

Many pregnant mamas find that protein powder is a delicious and fast way to get in the essential protein. A smoothie can taste like a milk shake, which is perfect for pregnant mamas that can’t stomach various sources of protein.

Should you drink a plant-based or whey protein during pregnancy?

Part of the confusion around protein powder during pregnancy is whether to choose a plant-based or whey-based powder. This is entirely up to you, what you want and what you can digest. Many mamas find that their breastfeeding babies have difficulty with dairy, so our Milk Dust is a plant-based protein powder. We kept this route with Bump Dust as well. Some find that whey or casein protein powders are difficult to digest, so a plant-based protein powder is better. You can get sample packs of many protein powders to give them a try, and see which kind seems to work best for you. Our Bump Dust is a blend of a few different proteins to provide a variety of nutrients and amino acids.

Sample protein-rich, healthy meal plan for pregnancy:

There are many ways to get in a lot of protein, starting with a delicious prenatal protein shake. Here is a sample meal plan that will help you get in the protein you need as a pregnant mama.

Breakfast: Protein Smoothie 1 scoop Bump Dust, 2 hand fulls of spinach, half cup of frozen blueberries and milk of choice.

Snack: 3 ingredient pancake with eggs, bananas and oat flour (many recipes on pinterest!) and drizzle of honey.

Lunch: Chicken salad with hard-boiled eggs, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of blue cheese dressing

Snack: Hummus with carrots and cucumbers

Dinner: Ground turkey with cauliflower rice, black beans and salsa

These are some samples of meals you can make to ensure you get all the protein in you need while pregnant, while also staying super healthy and managing your weight gain.

Important Benefits of Protein Powder During Pregnancy

Important Benefits of Protein Powder During Pregnancy

Protein powder is very beneficial during pregnancy because it offers many nutritional benefits for both mama and baby, as well as a healthy way to manage weight gain and appetite. In short, protein powder, specifically our Bump Dust formula offers numerous benefits including:

Benefits of Protein Powder During Pregnancy:

  • Protein which is a very important macro nutrient during pregnancy
  • Folate for developing baby
  • Chromium for blood sugar control
  • Spirulina and Chlorella for iron and antioxidants
  • Omega-3s from chia seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds
  • Vitamin B 12 for energy and baby’s development
  • Red Raspberry Leaf for uterus health and strength
  • Turmeric for blood sugar control and antioxidants
  • Chromium for fluid balance and blood sugar control
  • Magnesium for fluid balance and swelling
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Are protein shakes safe during pregnancy?

We think so! Protein powder is safe during pregnancy if you are using a high-quality protein powder full of tested and organic ingredients. This is really important when choosing a protein powder for pregnancy. A safe protein powder must include the following:

  • tested ingredients for heavy metals
  • Non-GMO
  • Free of artificial sweeteners
  • No fillers or chemicals
  • Produced in the US
  • organic fruits and veggies
  • chelated minerals
  • active versions of B vitamins
  • folate, rather than folic acid

If you have allergies to soy, gluten, dairy, corn or other foods, make sure the protein powder is free of allergens as well. Our protein powder offers a formula that is free of allergens like soy, gluten, dairy and corn, non-GMO, made is a US, FDA approved facility and tested ingredients. In order for a protein powder to be considered safe, these qualities are really important.

What protein powder is best during pregnancy?

We believe our Bump Dust is a wonderful protein powder during pregnancy because it is clean, full of organic fruits and veggies, energizing and delicious. It offers Folate, rather than folic acid, which is the synthetic form of folate. We also have many super foods that pregnant mamas can benefit from like spirulina, chlorella, turmeric, cinnamon bark and more. Our lactation blend can offer additional benefits during pregnancy, as well as encourage lactation at birth!

Our lactation blend can prepare your body for breastfeeding once baby arrives!

Lactation herbs like fenugreek, fennel seed, milk thistle and brewer’s yeast support hormone health and breast health in non-lactating women, which includes prengnancy. By starting during pregnancy, you are preparing your body to product breast milk after birth!

How much protein do you need during pregnancy?

Pregnancy puts extra protein demands on your body. According to experts, most pregnant women need anywhere between 70-100 grams per day. That is obviously a wide range, but that is based upon your height and weight. The amount of protein you need increases with your height and lean muscle mass. Bump Dust helps you achieve your protein needs without having to eat six eggs a day. Many pregnant mamas have aversions to foods, but Bump Dust offers a sweet and delicious way to consume extra protein with very little sugar.

What’s the best protein shake to make while pregnant?

Here is one of our favorite recipes for a prenatal protein shake that tastes delicious, is super nourishing and really yummy!

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The Best Protein Shake For Pregnancy

This protein shake is the BEST for pregnancy with added nutrients from protein powder and delicious berries for taste.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 275 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 scoop Bump Dust
  • 1/4 cup Frozen raspberries
  • 5-7 whole fresh strawberries
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Instructions
 

  • Blend all ingredients together

Notes

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Protein powder offers many benefits during pregnancy.

We encourage you to give our protein powder a try, and continue using it for milk supply and weight loss once baby arrives!