Maybe you are a new mama, maybe you are about to be a new mama, or maybe you are a 'been there done that' mama. Either way, this info about cluster feedings will help you out! What are cluster feedings? First, they typically occur when your baby is going through a growth spurt. Second, they simultaneously also occur within the first couple of weeks once your mature milk comes in to help build your supply and to help your baby grow. The definition of a cluster feed is when you
Magnesium is not commonly thought of as one of the main nutrients needed during pregnancy, however, its background role is not so subtle as you might think! Magnesium actually has a HUGE role in you and your baby's health... In general, magnesium works to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps adjust blood glucose levels. It aids in the production of energy and prot
You are so excited to know that you are pregnant, but now you are looking for the best foods to support your unborn baby. At Mamas Maternal Health, we are all about the addition of nutritious foods as opposed to erasing foods under most circumstances. We believe that the addition of foods within the maternal diet brings not only happiness, but sustainability within prenatal nutrition habits. So, let's jump right in! While we do want to avoid certain foods during pregnancy, i.
So what type of coaching do we provide at Mamas Maternal Health? Behavioral Based Coaching. When you work with our dietitians, you will get hands-on knowledge regarding nutrition for the following stages; fertility, prenatal nutrition, and postpartum nutrition. However, how do we implement that? Yes, we give you foods and nutrients to focus on during these times-- but we also give you tools on how to create sustainable lifelong habits within your nutritional lifestyle. We be
Todays #mondaymotivation is to 1) talk about exactly what diet culture is and 2) help you break free from it. Diet culture is the movement behind the 'fat' stigma---that only healthy bodies are skinny. In healthcare, we know that one health indicator is BMI. BMI can be very helpful in gauging some idea of an individual's body type-- however, it can be incredibly misleading. For example, many athletes with a high muscle mass will naturally fall into an overweight category. Doe