Choosing to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby may be the first and biggest decision you’ll ever make as a new parent. First, you need to know that there’s no right or wrong choice. Both options will provide your baby with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. But, understanding and weighing the pros and cons of each of the options will help you to make an informed decision and choose what is best for you and your baby.
If you have a child who has been diagnosed with autism, you may already know that mealtimes can be full of challenges. As a parent, you might also feel confused about if there’s any food you need to avoid or if there are meals that can improve your child’s condition.
Most people have heard about how the environment, maternal health, eating habits and diet can influence the health of children even before they are born. The truth is that the period just before conception or pregnancy, right through to the second birthday, is a critical and unique window of opportunity, where illness and poor nutrition can completely undermine the future of any child. This is the most important period for growth and brain development, and it is the best time for obesity prevention and other chronic diseases.
As many know, pregnancy and breastfeeding come with a lot of important physiological and hormonal changes in a woman’s body. Some of these hormonal changes can also mess up your thyroid function, causing an increase or decrease in thyroid hormones even in women who have never had thyroid issues before. This can ultimately affect your unborn child and breastmilk supply.
It takes at least 6 weeks for the mother’s body to return to the pre-pregnant physiological state. This does not necessarily refer to a return to a pre-pregnant weight though – give yourself time with this! However, how quickly you recover after delivery will depend on many things. Let’s talk about the sensitive areas “below”.
Many new mums do their best to lose the fat gained during pregnancy while still breastfeeding their baby.
Among all the fad diets, keto diet and intermittent fasting have been gaining popularity when it comes to weight loss, but how safe are they during the lactation period?
Why choose me to be your dedicated health care provider? Because I know wholeheartedly that I will be able to make a difference. I invite you to learn a little bit more about me by reading this blog post, and then hopefully afterwards you’ll grant me the opportunity to learn a little bit more about you.
Women are not supposed to get back on their feet, return to work immediately, get back to their pre-pregnant weight quickly, do things on their own without a support network and their tribe, AND be a supermum juggling everything while a baby saps the energy out of them….yes some women can…but for the vast majority we can’t…especially in those 6-8 weeks postpartum. Read more about what you should be focusing on nutritionally in the 4th trimester.
Labour is the ultimate marathon that your body is designed to win. How well your body crosses the finish line and recovers in the weeks ahead, is affected by how well you are physically and mentally prepared. To find out how you can prepare your body, read more!
Despite what one might believe, fertility problems are a relatively common condition. According to Australian statistics, one in 35 men will have a fertility issue, whilst one in 25 males are thought to suffer from low sperm count. On the other hand, it is known that women make up around 40 percent of all the treated infertility cases in Australia, and those over the age of 35 have a one in three chance of having fertility issues.