Nutrition


What to eat when you are trying to conceive

What to eat when you are trying to conceive By Lillian Yang, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist   If you are trying to conceive, working on your own health can greatly improve your chances of conception! Adequate nutrition can make a significant impact on fertility and, of course, make you healthy overall. Plus, incorporating healthier food choices will optimally nourish your baby during...

Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Mom or Lactating Parent

Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Mom or Lactating Parent By Lillian Yang, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist   First of all, a big congratulations to you! Whether you’ve come to this article prior to giving birth, or after, it is never too late to learn about nutrition for the lactating parent or breastfeeding/bodyfeeding mom.  As a new mom myself, I learned that breastfeeding is...

The Role of Hormones in Lactation: What You Need to Know

The Role of Hormones in Lactation: What You Need to Know Have you been hearing more and more lately about hormones and how they affect almost every function of your body? Have you wondered what role hormones play during lactation? Let’s dive in together and take a closer look at all things hormones and breastfeeding/bodyfeeding! What are hormones? Hormones are...

What to Eat with Gestational Diabetes during Pregnancy

Getting diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes while pregnant can be scary and overwhelming at first. As a nutritionist, I want to help you feel more confident in making healthy choices about how to eat and what to eat to feel your best and support your growing baby. A little bit of education and understanding what Gestational Diabetes means for you and your pregnancy goes a long way. It’s not all bad, and you can still ea...

Fuel for the Fourth Trimester

We all know there are three trimesters to pregnancy, and, thankfully, there is beginning to be broader awareness of the all-important – yet little-discussed – fourth trimester. These post-birth months are both a time of continued newborn growth and development and an incredibly important time of healing, adjustment and regeneration for new postpartum parents. Your postpartum diet is a key part of your recovery. For ages, different cultures have honored traditions of ‘mothering the mother’ or nurturing the birthing parent with emotional support and nourishing meals, all in the name of helping the new parent replenish their strength and heal from the hugely physical accomplishment that is pregnancy and birth....

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