Taking Supplements During Pregnancy

Good nutrition is vital to promote both a healthy pregnancy and baby. It is important to be vigilant about getting enough nutrients to nourish your body and support your baby’s development as best you can. Remember that your nutritional requirements are different during pregnancy as your body is working extra hard; if your body is deficient in a vitamin or mineral, this can have consequences for the health of your baby. You can get most […]

Explore the Many Benefits of Breast Milk

Choosing to breastfeed your baby is an important decision every mom to be must make. If it’s something you’re able to do, you should know that breast milk is a remarkably healthy choice of nourishment for your little one and the act of feeding them is a wonderful way to bond. But do you know all the benefits of breast milk? There’s more to it than you might think. Breast Milk Basics Once you become […]

The Importance of Vitamin D for Mother and Child

Nutrition is of the utmost importance throughout a woman’s pregnancy and while breastfeeding to ensure mother and child are getting all their essential nutrients. One such nutrient to pay attention to is Vitamin D, which plays a critical role in development and continued health. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble Vitamin, which means the body stores it for use later on.  The main source of Vitamin D is from daily unprotected exposure to the sun, but […]

Choosing Prepackaged Foods for Your Baby

Prepackaged foods for babies and toddlers can definitely making feeding time more convenient, especially when you’re on the go. However, not all brands are created equal, which is why it’s important to know how to shop for the best prepackaged foods to keep your baby on a balanced diet. What to Look For There are many types of prepackaged foods for babies and toddlers. From jarred baby food to snacks for older babies, it can […]

Keeping Your Baby Hydrated

When your baby is first born, they’ll rely on either breastmilk, formula or a combination of both, to not only provide their nutrition, but also to keep them hydrated. Maintaining proper hydration is very important, as dehydration can be life threatening in infants. But what should you give them once they’re older? Water Basics Once your baby reaches one year of age, you’ll begin giving them water on a daily basis to help them stay […]

Limiting Your Child’s Sugar Content

These days, we know what a slippery slope sugar can be. The more we have it, the more the body craves it, and too much added sugar in the diet (at any age) can lead to serious medical issues ranging from cavities to weight gain and even diabetes. It can seem like sugar is in everything and impossible to avoid, but you can do it with a little bit of effort. Starting your child’s diet […]

Transitioning Your Child to Solid Foods: The Basics

When it’s time to wean your baby off the bottle or breast, it can be tough to know where to start to get them eating solid, nutritious foods. But these early days of eating “grown up food” set the stage for their lifelong nutrition, helping them develop their palate and identifying any allergies or sensitivities. Your child is ready to start consuming solids once they’re between the ages of four and six months. At this […]