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Breastfeeding probs! Or, factors associated with slow infant weight gain

Did your pediatrician tell you to start supplementing because your baby isn’t gaining enough weight? Hearing those words can be frustrating, disappointing, and unhelpful! Slow weight gain may not in itself be the actual problem, but a manifestation of some other factor that should be checked first. What I mean by this is, if your baby isn’t gaining weight the solution isn’t ONLY to supplement. We need to figure out what else may be causing slow weight gain in your infant- the slow weight gain is a symptom of some other condition. Slow weight gain can be caused by a factor in the mother, infant, or both!

10 vital ways to nurture your baby's growing brain!

My goal in this post is to give you easy tips to help nurture your baby’s growing brain during their first year of life. The first year of life is when majority of brain growth occurs! Babies are born with only 25% of their brain volume and over the course of the next 12 months their brain will triple in size! A baby’s brain grows by 1% every day for the first 3 months of life.

Basic Principles of Nutrition

Understanding the basic principles of nutrition can help you navigate the myriad of dietary advice one can find online. Proper diet is essential for all phases of life, including pregnancy, and the fundamental principles remain the same across their lifespan.

Humans need more than 40 different nutrients to maintain optimal health. These nutrients are classified as either macronutrient (which includes fats, carbohydrates, and protein) or micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).