Home » Fitness & Nutrition

  • 5 Ways Dads Can Also Help Moms Breastfeed In Public

    5 Ways Dads Can Also Help Moms Breastfeed In Public

    Breastfeeding, contrary to popular belief, is not a one-parent job. I know I speak for every mother when I say that I wish even dads can share the responsibility of nursing a child. But believe it or not, you can (and should) have your husband get involved. Here’s how your partner can help out, especially when you’re breastfeeding in public. Go ahead and hand him your phone or tablet! 1. Affirm her. What many don’t know is that breastfeeding also involves being in a good, […]

    Continue reading »

  • 10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Truly Awesome (Part 2)

    10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Truly Awesome (Part 2)

    (Read the first part of this article HERE.) 6. The antibodies in your milk protect your little one. Perhaps the most amazing thing about our milk is how it makes a child healthier and more protected from sicknesses! We pass essential antibodies and immunities through our milk. And when our child does get sick, the magical “baby spit backwash” allows our body to detect what the baby has so our body can produce whatever antibody is needed for the baby […]

    Continue reading »

  • 10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Truly Awesome (Part 1)

    10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Truly Awesome (Part 1)

    1. It cements the bond between you and your child. A good way to improve your relationship with your child is to maximize your physical interaction with her–by breastfeeding! You form the habit of getting really close to each other, skin-to-skin, and you nourish your child with your body. Your child will have gotten used to your warmth and smell, and vice versa. You will later learn that you’re already losing yourself with each precious nursing moment. 2. Less hassle without […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • 5 Foods That Help Induce Sleep For You And Your Child

    5 Foods That Help Induce Sleep For You And Your Child

    Sleep is an essential part of everyday life. As most people now wish for sleep more than anything, here’s a little advice from the sleep fairy. Whether you’re having trouble with getting your little toddler to wind down for bedtime, or maybe you yourself can’t seem to catch some zzz’s, here are 5 types of food that you and your little tyke–or even your older kids–can share before bedtime to help you and your youngsters get on the dream train […]

    Continue reading »

  • 17 Forbidden Foods You Should Avoid Giving Your Baby (Part 2)

    17 Forbidden Foods You Should Avoid Giving Your Baby (Part 2)

    (Read the first part HERE.) 9. Unpasteurized cheese This has a slight food poisoning risk in young babies. You’ll find though that most of the cheeses we have access to are pasteurized, so just check the label or ask to make sure it’s safe. 10. Fruit juice Babies get all the nutrition they need from breastmilk or formula so there’s no real need to give them extra water or juice. But if you want to introduce your child to fruit […]

    Continue reading »

  • 17 Forbidden Foods You Should Avoid Giving Your Baby (Part 1)

    17 Forbidden Foods You Should Avoid Giving Your Baby (Part 1)

    Parents should exercise caution when deciding to give their youngsters food. While there are easy choices like common fruits and vegetables (in edible forms), it’s important that we consult our pediatrician and do our research before introducing the food choices below: 1. Cow’s milk/Whole milk It’s not recommended to give babies cow’s milk/whole milk before the first year because it can cause tummy upset and eczema. This is because lactose and milk proteins (except yogurt and cheese) may cause allergic […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • How To Avoid Having Gestational Diabetes

    How To Avoid Having Gestational Diabetes

    Back when I was pregnant with my first child (now almost 4 months old), I was warned that I could be diagnosed with what they called “gestational diabetes” with all the sweets that I was indulging in. It sounded pretty scary, but as it turns out, it’s not so hard to avoid. Gestational Diabetes is a pregnancy complication that even women without diabetes prior to getting pregnant can get diagnosed with following their first trimester (screened at 24-28 weeks). If […]

    Continue reading »

  • 10 Foods You Might Have To Avoid While Breastfeeding

    10 Foods You Might Have To Avoid While Breastfeeding

    Most moms get excited about the period after giving birth, not only because they finally get to meet their little bundle of joy and feel a lot lighter physically but because they can finally eat whatever they please without worrying about your baby getting anything. Unfortunately, that last part isn’t exactly true if you’re breastfeeding. Nursing moms will still need to watch what they eat, especially if they want to keep their milk supply high and don’t want to have […]

    Continue reading »

  • Milk And Breastfeeding: Overcoming Pain And Problems

    Milk And Breastfeeding: Overcoming Pain And Problems

    When your milk doesn’t come in right away. It’s can be really hard for new moms when they don’t start lactating the moment they welcome their child, like majority of moms do (some even in the middle of pregnancy.) As it turns out, it’s not as easy as giving your nipples to your baby whenever he wants to feed. I know I had a hard time accepting the delay, especially with postpartum depression messing with my head. Not to scare […]

    Continue reading »

  •