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Sarah Trinajstich, RD, IBCLC

Sarah Trinajstich, RD, IBCLC
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Hi, my name is Sarah Trinajstich. I'm a registered dietitian and an international board-certified lactation consultant. I received my bachelor's degree and completed my dietetic internship at California State University Long Beach. I then completed my lactation consultant education at the University San Diego Extension. I believe in the power of good nutrition from the moment of conception and the importance of breastfeeding, not only for babies nutrition but for the bonding and physical benefits to baby and mom. There is no greater satisfaction for me than to help a mother and her baby breastfeed successfully. Breastfeeding is more than what the body does without thinking. It involves skills that mom and baby learn together. I look forward to help ease the learning curve!
Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Bars
Are you looking for an organic protein bar for adults, kids, and anyone seeking a convenient protein snack? If so, I highly recommend checking out Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Bars! I know, there are A TON of protein bars on the market, but not all bars are 100% plant-based and USDA Organic. This article will review what you need to know...
Home Chef Review
My family and I recently tried Home Chef based on a recommendation from a co-worker. I was a bit hesitant because I'm accustomed to doing my own grocery shopping and meal planning. Choosing what to have for dinner a week in advance, and having the ingredients show up at my door was a foreign concept.  When...
Ripple Pea Milk Review
There are the usual suspects when searching for non-dairy milk: soy, rice, almond, coconut, and blended non-dairy options. A relatively new product gives shoppers a vegan, nut, gluten, and soy-free, dairy alternative: pea milk. Green peas are a nutrition-packed legume that contains a number a healthful vitamins and minerals. When made into milk, green peas offer a similar nutrition...
10 Alternatives To Candy For Your Trick-or-Treaters
Sometimes it feels like candy, cookies, and cakes are everywhere. School birthdays, family parties, team snack bags, and all the holidays seem to drown our children in sweets. Eating excess amounts of added sugar not only contributes to the obesity epidemic but can also damage heart health. Instead of grabbing a bag of candy for your little ghosts and goblins,...
The New and Improved FDA Food Label - A Registered Dietitian's Review
It's important to know what's in the food we routinely eat. Fortunately, food labels are getting a facelift, and it will be easier for consumers to interpret and understand the ingredients and nutrition labels. The nutrition facts label mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a tool that can help you make informed food choices. As of July...
What is a lactation consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, or IBCLC, is a healthcare professional that has completed college coursework relating to the human body and has completed an accredited training program with an evidence-based curriculum and hands-on clinical practice. In this video, Sarah Trinajstich is going to review what you need to know about lactation consultants. https://youtu.be/yoUuRjYqw7g If you don’t like the video or...
Easy Ways To Reduce Food Waste & Be Environmentally Friendly
Living a healthier lifestyle and making more of your meals at home comes with an often-overlooked consequence: more food waste. You may end up with leftover peels, stalks of vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds, and bones that you toss in the trash. Fortunately, all of these things can be repurposed and reused! This article will discuss a few easy ways to...
Breast Engorgement - How To Prevent (& Survive) This Painful Condition
Although a miraculous journey for you and baby, breastfeeding can be a real challenge. Whether you are a new mom or not, delivering a baby is emotionally and physically exhausting! Now that your baby is here, your thoughts may have shifted to the process of breastfeeding. As a lactation consultant, engorgement is a frequent topic amongst moms. Before diving into...
4 Signs Your Baby Is Hungry (& Needs To Be Fed)!
Learning your new baby’s hunger cues is very important for “on-demand” or “cue-based” breastfeeding.  In the video below, Sarah Trinajstich discusses 4 signs you should look for to tell if your baby is hungry. https://youtu.be/LEznhaZ37nM If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is "cue-based" breastfeeding? While it can take time to learn, cue-based feeding is the method of...
What You Need To Know About Your Newborn's Stomach Size
When your baby is born, their stomach is the smallest it will ever be! Their stomach will slowly stretch over the first weeks of breastfeeding. However, you may feel like your breasts aren’t producing a lot of milk, or you may feel that your baby isn’t getting enough milk. You're not alone. No need to worry!  In the video below, Sarah...