Make Mealtime Fun for Your Picky Eater

When I was in the process of introducing my fourth child to foods for the first time, she was not buying it. At eight months, she was still resistant to putting most foods in her mouth and preferred to smear them all over her high chair instead. As I contemplated how long it could be … Continue reading “Make Mealtime Fun for Your Picky Eater”

Amniotic Fluid Flavored by Mom’s Diet

This category of posts addresses questions people have asked me in class or questions typed into google which somehow landed people on my blog, to which I did not know the answers or wanted to find out more details. What a fun way for me to learn something new and to share it with you! … Continue reading “Amniotic Fluid Flavored by Mom’s Diet”

Postpartum Meal Planning

Imagine feeding yourself and your family nutritious, nourishing, delicious homemade meals for a whole month or more – without having to cook! Doesn’t that sound fantastic? It can be done – you just need to take some time to prepare. I’ve been happy when I have just a week’s worth of homemade meals in the … Continue reading “Postpartum Meal Planning”

Local Food Sources

Excellent nutrition is the key foundation for a healthy pregnancy – and beyond! Fortunately for us, fresh and local produce, eggs and meat from family farms and co-ops are abundant in our area and it’s a wonderful way to provide yourself and your family with better nutrition! Not only that, but they often offer great … Continue reading “Local Food Sources”

Mochi for More Milk

Mochi is a heavy rice cake made from cooked, pounded sweet brown rice. It is especially good for lactating mothers, as it promotes the production of breast milk. Mochi is found in the refrigerated section of your local organic and whole food stores. Mochi should be thawed (if purchased frozen) and cut into 1-2 inch squares … Continue reading “Mochi for More Milk”

Lactation Boosting Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe for delicious lactation boosting cookies was shared by a student who brought a batch to our childbirth class reunion. Everyone will love these, they’re yummy! Ingredients: 1 Cup butter (or I use 1 ¼ C unsweetened applesauce and 2 Tbs olive oil for less fat/calories) 1 Cup sugar 1 Cup brown sugar 4 … Continue reading “Lactation Boosting Oatmeal Cookies”

Possible Consequences of Poor Prenatal Nutrition

A reality check about how nutrition affects your unborn child You are what you eat – and so is your baby! Over the years, I’ve learned that some women have a hard time adopting a regimen of good prenatal nutrition. They know they should eat well, they know a balanced diet does not mean varying … Continue reading “Possible Consequences of Poor Prenatal Nutrition”