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I saw the mw today and the good news is that my baby is doing well- nice strong heartbeat. But the mw is concerned about my weight loss. And I am too. Anyway she recommended carnation instant breakfast in addition to my meals. We are Nestle boycotters, so that is out. Does anyone know another brand I can use? Whole Foods has like a million types of supplements and I'm overwhelmed. Anyone have a brand they like or recommend? Thanks!!

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My personal trainer (back before I was pg) recommended Labrada Lean Body for Her and I'm still drinking them now - as I can't stomach the thought of an actual breakfast yet.

If I don't start gaining, and my ob gets concerned, I'll switch to the regular - not the lean - for the extra calories.

I like it because it seems a bit better nutritionally than those instant breakfast shakes.

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If it's protein and extra nutrients you are after, I am a fan of Rainbow Light powders... and their supplements. I take the B-Complex every day. They are food based (veggies and fruits) and contain a lot of spirulina so you have to get used that green taste, but thrown in a blender with frozen berries and rice milk (or any kind of milk, probably), it's a great way to start the day.

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I use the Rice Protein powder by Nutribiotic. I am not a smoothie fan so I put it either in the blender with a bananna or in a mason jar with rice milk and shake. I too am trying to get extra calories.
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I like peaceful planet Supreme Meal--it doesn't have sugar but has lots of protein and vitamins. tastes pretty good too.
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I use a whey protein powder that I mix into shakes. It's not the tastiest stuff but it does the trick!

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