Archive for the 'Breastfeeding' Category

May 16 2012

Weight loss and Breastfeeding- GO SLOW

While you breastfeed, you should lose weight more slowly than you would otherwise.  Safe weight loss for most adult women when not nursing is thought to be one to two pounds per week, or about eight pounds a month.  For breastfeeding moms, safe weight loss after the first postpartum month is thought to be only [...]

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Apr 30 2012

New Mothers- Don’t Skip Meals!

New moms often ask me what they should eat to help them and their babies be healthy. All new mothers ( breast and bottle feeding) run the risk of fatigue and for that reason  I recommend eating  frequently to control hunger and overeating.  Snacks that contain protein, complex carbohydrate, and some fat help keep your [...]

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Jun 20 2011

Broccoli and Breastfeeding?

Published by under Breastfeeding

“I love broccoli, but I had always heard that when you’re breastfeeding to stay away from it as it is considered a “gassy food”.  Is that just a myth?”  Just  recently I was  asked this question from a new  mother. Lots of breastfeeding mothers have concerns that the gassy vegetables including; cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli [...]

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