nutrition

Common lactation problems

By Allison Ward-Moore, MD, IBCLC Dr. Ward-Moore is a board certified ob/gyn and internationally board certified lactation consultant.   Photo by Dave Clubb on Unsplash Fourth trimester While breast feeding is the biologic norm, that doesn’t mean it’s easy or comes naturally to all moms and babies! In days gone by, grandmothers, aunties, sisters and cousins possessed a …

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Cow’s milk alternatives

Not everyone tolerates cow’s milk. Two main problems are intolerance and allergies. First, intolerance is when the gut cannot digest something and when you eat it you get symptoms such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. Many teens and adults have lactose (a milk sugar) intolerance. Infants with intolerance are unlikely to have lactose …

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Review of The Picky Eater Project

The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes by Dr. Natalie Digate Muth and Sally Sampson is now available. Dr. Muth is a registered dietician nutritionist and a pediatrician with special certification in obesity and Ms. Sampson is the founder of the popular children’s cooking magazine, website, and book Chop Chop. I’ve …

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FODMAP diet

Tweet The FODMAP diet is a diet that in studies helps 75% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. In layman’s terms they are sugars found in food that are not digestible and are fermented by bacteria in the gut. This produces gas. Some people, specifically …

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Nutrition part 2: Creating a healthy lifestyle for the whole family

Even if only one person in the family has a unhealthy weight it is helpful for the whole family to develop healthy habits. Singling out one child for a restrictive diet can seem like a punishment to that child. Everyone can benefit from healthy habits. Children learn from watching their parents. If they see a …

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Nutrition part 4: Children with special dietary needs

Tweet Teen tips for girls and boys – a list of resources. Tips for teen boys. Tips for vegetarians. And also here – a list of multiple resources for vegetarians. Tips if you have high cholesterol. Heart-healthy ideas. Boosting calories if you take ADHD medications and have suppressed appetite. Counting Calcium and Vit D. Dairy info. Sugar info. Diabetes …

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Nutrition part 3: Creating a healthy colorful dinner plate and staying on budget

Tweet What should my child’s meals consist of ?  Here are some tips on how to provide a balanced healthy meal. Below is a abbreviated list. a variety of colors of fruits and veggies whole grains and minimally processed foods plant-based proteins and limited processed meats healthy oils dairy plenty of water Kid-friendly tips for …

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Nutrition 5: weblinks

Tweet     Kids food pyramid: www.mypyramid.gov/kids Healthy eating ideas for families: www.mealmakeovermoms.com Framingham State Pediatric Nutrition Handouts (general handouts and handouts for specific dietary concerns): http://www.framinghampediatrics.com/nutrition.html My Plate (menu planner, tons of resources): https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ We Can: Tips for healthy eating and healthy activity. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/ http://recipes.familyeducation.com http://teamnutritionusda.gov/resources/mypyramidtips.html Eat Right http://www.eatright.org/ Fun resource on healthy lifestyle Nutrition.gov tons of info on variety …

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Nutrition Part 1: Reading labels and creating a food plan

A healthy body means healthy eating and physical activity. So many health problems can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle. More and more children (and parents) struggle with maintaining a healthy weight. There simply isn’t time in the slot allowed for a physical to teach about nutrition. The Internet is full of fad nutrition advice …

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