Latoya Cruz is a Sydney based nutritionist, passionate about all things health, food and motherhood. Upon completing her studies as a nutritionist, Latoya began running consultations and servicing gyms with a focus on weight loss and sports nutrition clients. Although passionate about sports nutrition and helping people lose weight and feel good, Latoya soon found her new passion for pre and postpartum mums and bubs.
In late 2018, Latoya fell pregnant with her daughter Isla. During pregnancy, Latoya read, researched and studied all there was to know about nutrition in pregnancy. After having Isla and dealing with the inevitable fourth trimester, Latoya found that there wasn't all that much support for women who were healing and recovering from child birth. She constantly felt depleted, even though her blood tests suggested otherwise.
It was because of this that Latoya continued to read, research and study to find the best way to feel better and like her old self again. After countless hours of reading, undertaking as many courses as she could find and attending webinars about all things fertility, pregnancy and postpartum related, Latoya had found her passion. Helping mums care for themselves, recover and heal from birth and pregnancy and return to feeling like themselves again by supporting them nutritionally.
Growing a baby, birthing a baby and mothering a baby is hard work and it places such a huge nutritional demand on your body. A mothers nutrition pre conception, prenatal and postnatal are important and is something that should be taken seriously. The mothers nutrient availability and health is extremely important for not only the baby's health, growth and development but also for her own well-being, recovery and milk supply. Latoya takes out all the guest work for her clients by creating easy to follow, realistic and manageable meal, supplement and lifestyle plans designed specifically to each individuals needs.
Latoya also educates and guides mothers through their bubs transition from milk to solid food. She gives real advice that mums can implement into their baby's routine and helps mothers overcome any hurdles that may arise during their child's development such as fussy eating.
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