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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 Protein Bars Review (Pros - Cons, Pricing, and More)
Are you looking for an organic protein bar that is great 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, I know, there are A TON of protein bars to choose from. But not all bars are 100% plant-based and USDA Organic. With this in mind,...
Home Chef Review
Recently, my family and I tried Home Chef on a recommendation from a co-worker. I was a bit hesitant because I have become accustomed to doing my own grocery shopping and thinking up dinner on my way home from work. Choosing what to have for dinner a week in advance, and having the ingredients show up at my door,...
Ripple Pea Milk Review
When searching for non-dairy milk, there are the usual suspects: soy, rice, almond, and coconut or a blend. A relatively new product is giving shoppers a vegan, nut, gluten, and soy-free, dairy alternative: pea milk. Green peas are legumes that contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A nutrition-packed food, to say the least. When made into milk,...
10 Alternatives To Candy For Your Trick-or-Treaters
Sometimes I feel like there is candy, cookies, and cake around every corner. In fact, 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 also can damage your heart. So, this Halloween, instead of grabbing a...
The New and Improved FDA Food Label - A Registered Dietitian's Review
Learning about exactly what’s in the food we buy can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the old food labels are getting a facelift and will be easier to interpret and understand.  The nutrition facts label mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a tool that can help you make improved, more informed food choices. As of July 26, 2018, a...
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 own meals comes with an often-overlooked consequence, more food waste. In fact, you may end up with leftover peels, stalks of vegetables, egg shells, coffee grounds, and bones that you toss in the trash. Below are a few easy ways to be more environmentally friendly by using the leftover scraps...
Breast Engorgement - How To Prevent (& Survive) This Painful Condition
Breastfeeding, although a miraculous journey for you and baby, can be a real challenge. Whether you are a new mom or a mom of many, delivering a baby is emotionally and physically exhausting! Now that your baby is here, your worries may have shifted to if they’re going to easily latch or if your breasts will become engorged. As...
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 be for their entire life! In fact, their stomach will slowly stretch over the first couple weeks of breastfeeding. Still, you may feel like your breasts aren’t producing a lot of milk. Or, you may feel like that your baby isn’t getting enough milk in the first few...