This baby looks contentBreast-feeding is a wonderful gift you can give your baby. And while you should always maintain a balanced diet, what you eat while you're a nursing mom is especially important since the foods you eat are nourishing your baby as well.
So what should you avoid while breast-feeding? "There are no foods that mothers ought to avoid while breast-feeding," says Dr. Nancy Brent, noted pediatrician, lactation consultant and medical director at the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh. "In fact, most mothers can eat anything they want while breast-feeding. However, if your baby is fussy and you're noticing other unusual gastrointestinal symptoms, such as bloody or mucus-y stools, try cutting out dairy and then soy."
If you eat something and notice that two feedings later (about the time for that food to enter your breast milk) your baby is especially fussy, you might try cutting out that food and seeing how your baby responds. "Then, after two weeks, gradually add that food back into your diet and
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Do Stay-At-Home Moms Want To Go Back To Work?It's been ten years since the media highlighted what they called the Opt-Out Revolution, the trend of women with high-paying, prestigious jobs leaving their careers to become full time mothers. Now, a follow-up article in the New York Times magazine revisits the issue after a decade that's seen radical shifts in the economic climate and job market.
By Sam Lansky
Surprise! It's tough out there for the opt-out revolutionaries, many of whom were unable to return to their careers with equal success after years out of the workforce. Although most found work, the jobs were more junior and less lucrative than their former posts.
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But the more subtle consequence, as drawn in the piece, has to do with shifts in the power dynamics of their marriages - husbands reluctant to see their wives abandoning responsibilities they've since come to associate with women, but frustrated by their wives' inabilities to contribute financially during
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Are there benefits to sweets? A registered dietitian responds.by Jenni Grover MS RD LDN, Mother Nature NetworkRead More »from Kids Have a Sweet Tooth -- but That's Not a Bad Thing
It's no secret that children like sweet things. If I give my daughters a cookie, or an ice cream, it's like Christmas come early. They get excited. They scarf it down. And sooner or later they demand more.
Now that reaction is partially because we don't eat all that much processed foods or high-sugar sweets in our house. And partially, it's because children are quite simply hardwired to prefer more intense, sweet flavors than older teens and adults are.
I wrote about this topic a while back on Parentables, discussing the science behind children's biological cravings for sweet treats.
Because growing children have considerably higher calorific needs relative to body weight, and because calories may have been hard to come by during long periods of our evolutionary history, researchers have suggested children with a taste for sweet foods would have had an advantage over those that preferred blander fair. And that advantage, over time,
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Why everything we thought about pregnancy is wrongFree diapers, coupons, unsolicited advice from strangers on the bus-when you first become pregnant, you get a lot of things! But one of the most important things you get is your due date, which is key for everything from measuring fetal health to tracking on baby sites which piece of fruit your fetus resembles.
Plus, "When are you due?" is always the first question people ask when they spot your bump. But new research from the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says that assigning women a due date may do more harm than good because normal pregnancies can vary by up to five weeks.
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The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, followed 125 women with normal, uncomplicated pregnancies and discovered that there was much wider range of "normal" than previously thought. "We were a bit surprised by this finding," Anne Marie Jukic, Ph.D., lead author of the study, said in a
While I may have had a child I enjoyed playing with more than the other, both of my boys would never say I 'loved' the other more or less.
Today, my eldest showed me how kids understand when you play favorites.
Zacharie has been talking back to our nanny (M) lately. She's concerned about it, as are we. We've expressed that when we are not home, the nanny is the boss. I've asked the nanny to be stern in her direction of the boys, realizing that a rather lax approach is what resulted in our son hanging himself under our first nanny's care.
Still, whenever she asks Zacharie to do something, he resists and talks back.
"Once I was riding my bike and I fell and M doesn't even care about the bruise. She loves Charlie more. Even when Charlie hits me, she always yells at me and cozies Charlie," he said tonight when I asked about hisRead More »from What Do You Do when Your Nanny Plays Favorites?
There's lots of fun to be had watching movies in other languages. By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media editor
I showed my son, Kyle, his first foreign film when he was 7: the Academy Award-winning 1957 French classic The Red Balloon. I had seen it when I was his age, and I still recall being fascinated by how different the French kids dressed and how different the Paris streets looked. The fable-like, nearly wordless story was universal, yet so utterly French. Kyle loved it, especially seeing kids at play in another era.
Fast-forward to his tween years, when I took him to his first foreign film at a movie theater, the dreamlike Chinese martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He thought it was amazing, and it wasn't just the action sequences that wowed him. It was also the period detail, the artful cinematography, the heartbreaking romance -- everything that was nothing like anything he'd ever seen before. And he was able to follow the subtitles without a problem: "I barely noticed them after a while," he said," I was so caught up in theRead More »from 7 Foreign Films Kids Will Love
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