Pregnancy

What New Moms Really Need to Keep Breastfeeding

April 17, 2012
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I wrote this essay over 4 years ago chronicling my difficulty breastfeeding Big A — and what I learned in the process. During this time there just happened to be government-sponsored TV ads geared toward getting more women to breastfeed. While Fearless Feeding will not cover breastfeeding, it helps prepare parents for all the potential […]

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Pregnant? These 7 Nutrients Will Give Your Baby a Healthy Start

December 26, 2011
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This is a guest post from Bridget Swinney MS, RD, award-winning author and well-regarded nutrition expert in the field of prenatal nutrition, child nutrition and family eating matters. Bridget has worked as a clinical dietitian, public health nutritionist, WIC Program Director, diabetes educator and weight loss group facilitator. Her book, Eating Expectantly, won the Child […]

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Ready for Another Baby? Your Pre-Conception To-Do List

March 4, 2010
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This is a featured guest post by Elizabeth Ward, MS., RD, author of Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy.Elizabeth regularly writes for publications such as Men’s Fitness and WebMD, and blogs about about family nutrition and weight control issues for USAToday.com. Check out her pregnancy blog, Expect the […]

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Why Weight Gain During Pregnancy Matters

June 15, 2009
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The process of raising healthy eaters actually starts before conception. The health of women entering –and during – pregnancy has a profound impact on the health of both mom and baby. Part of my job is to inform you (my readers) of important changes in public health recommendations. The Institute of Medicine last tackled pregnancy […]

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7 Things Nobody Tells Moms-to-be About Breastfeeding (and What They Really Need to Know)

April 24, 2009
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It’s been 22 days since my second child was born. My nipples throb and I’m loopy from little sleep and bad TV – what better time to have a frank discussion about breastfeeding? I wish someone would have told me what nursing was really like before I had my first child. Yes, I took the […]

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