If you google introducing solids you might come across baby led weaning (BLW). BLW is an approach that skips purees and spoon feeding altogether and encourages baby to eat whole pieces of food starting at 6 months.
Are you worried about staying healthy while pregnant and still maintaining a vegetarian or vegan diet? There might even be some people who have told you it’s not possible! The truth is you can have a very healthy pregnancy while being vegetarian or vegan, if done properly.
The world of nutrition is always changing as are guidelines. You may have seen in the news earlier this year that there had been some major updates to the Canadian Pediatric allergen guidelines, which might shift your perspective on introducing new foods. Currently Health Canada suggests introducing solids at around 6 months, although some parents will hear 4-6 months depending on their health care providers advise or their child’s growth and development. In general, a variety of different foods and different textures should be offered at 6 months, including common allergens for both low and high risk infants.
Did you know that on average Canadians spend around $200.00 a week on food? This amount of course varies from household to household and is different across the provinces and territories. The Nutritious Food Basket is a survey that tracks the affordability of nutritious foods using a 67 item grocery list containing nutritious food items. Based on the survey […]
Preparing for baby’s arrival is an exciting time. Expectant moms plan and prepare diligently in anticipation of baby’s needs. However, one of the areas frequently overlooked in preparation for postpartum is the challenge of meal preparation and proper nutrition for Mom once the baby arrives.
For even the most domestic of Goddesses, combining the needs of feeding your newborn baby with your lack of sleep, your own recovery, and your possible dietary or food sensitivity needs, makes the necessity of nourishing postpartum meals a real challenge. The solution: Batch cooking freezer meals!
If you are battling with low breast milk supply you may have heard about Lactation cookies. As a postpartum and infant care doula supporting families in the GTA and beyond, I am often supporting breastfeeding people with increasing their milk supply, however, I rarely make lactation cookies. The truth is, I’m always so disappointed with recipes I have find online.