Mommy Diet & Health Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • One New Mom’s Tips for Breastfeeding

    One New Mom’s Tips for Breastfeeding

    Two weeks after giving birth to my now five and a half month old son I sent an email to all my mommy-to-be friends titled The Inconvenient Truth. The purpose of my email was to tell them everything I wished I’d been told prior to giving birth

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  • Pregnancy, Diet, Asthma, and Eczema

    Pregnancy, Diet, Asthma, and Eczema

    What Mom eats during pregnancy appears able to help protect her kindergarten-aged child from asthma and eczema. A little over ten years ago, researchers at the University of Aberdeen proposed that the recent dramatic increase in asthma and related conditions in affluent societies might be partly do to the decline of antioxidants in the diet. […]

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  • Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids

    Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids

    Vitamin B12 consumed by nursing mothers can change the trajectory of their babies’ brain development. The Jan 31, 2003 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report told the story of a 15-month-old toddler with developmental delay caused by vitamin B12 deficiency.

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  • The Breast Fed Baby and Mom's Diet

    The Breast Fed Baby and Mom’s Diet

    Studies strongly suggest that if your breast fed baby is colicky, it is worth a try to eliminate cow’s milk from your diet. You will want to avoid cheese, ice cream, milk (in a glass or on cereal), yogurt, puddings, custards, cream sauces, and butter. This is not a quick fix, however.

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  • Herbs and Breastfeeding

    Herbs and Breastfeeding

    I’m glad that herbal remedies were a topic of discussion at the 2000 annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Chicago. This is an important part of healthcare that deserves serious consideration. Not all news on herbs is good news.

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