Guest Blogger

Debra Waldoks

Debra Waldoks

Debra Waldoks is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Counselor with a Master's Degree in Public Health. She’s an adjunct professor, nutrition consultant, occasional blogger, and most importantly, a mother of two and a wife.

Her blog, Beyond Prenatals, encourages and empowers women to learn more about nutrition during preconception, pregnancy, and early childhood...and to go "beyond" prenatal vitamins in striving to create healthy families.

Her nutrition specialties include fertility, perinatal nutrition, pediatric nutrition, breastfeeding, and food allergies. To schedule an appointment with her, please e-mail [email protected]


Blog Posts by Debra Waldoks

  • On Footrests and Eating

    On Footrests and Eating

    There is a saying amongst lactation professionals, which I learned from I was studying to become a Certified Lactation Counselor: “Flex the hips to open the lips.”  The context was learning about baby’s motor skill and problems that arise from lack of baby skill, such as a baby who does not latch on well, poor […]

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  • Video of Introducing Solids

    Video of Introducing Solids

    Now that you have read my previous posts, you are familiar with the benefits of introducing solids with whole-foods.  Many first time parents are terrified of choking and err on the side of caution for many months, only giving their child thoroughly pulverized mush of this and mush of that. 

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  • Baby Food List without Baby Food

    Baby Food List without Baby Food

    Here is a list of foods in order of introduction for my second son.  This is not an all-inclusive list.  There are only so many foods you can introduce during this short time span.  Make the most of it!

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  • Preventing Iron Deficiency with Whole Foods

    Preventing Iron Deficiency with Whole Foods

    When your child is about four to six months old, your pediatrician will probably recommended an iron supplement.  This is what our pediatrician recommended when my younger son was about 5 months. 

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  • Skip the Babyfood

    Skip the baby food: How we got there to here and back again

    Baby rice cereal.  The iconic box that can be found in all baby-food sections of the supermarket, most drugstores, and online baby stores.  It’s picture, or an outline of a box with a spout, still appears on most infant nutrition education pamphlets. 

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