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Is Placenta The Perfect Postnatal Supplement?

By Alayna Spratley | February 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Placenta The Perfect Postnatal Supplement?
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While pregnant did you take a prenatal supplement? And what about after baby is born; have you considered taking a postnatal vitamin? It is well known that a high quality prenatal supplement can provide you with extra folate, vitamin D, and magnesium to support a healthy pregnancy. Once baby arrives, you may still need additional … Read more

How To Create The Ultimate Breastfeeding Basket

By Alayna Spratley | December 30, 2016 | Comments Off on How To Create The Ultimate Breastfeeding Basket
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Breastfeeding a newborn is a full-time job! You will nurse your infant at least ten to twelve times per day, throughout those first few months. While breastfeeding, It is really helpful to have everything you may need for yourself and baby within arm’s reach. Here are several essential items to help you create the ultimate … Read more

New Recommendations From The American Academy Of Pediatrics

By Alayna Spratley | November 2, 2016 | Comments Off on New Recommendations From The American Academy Of Pediatrics
AAP Recommendations

  The American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference and Exhibition concluded last week. During their annual meeting, the AAP discussed a wide array of topics, and presented studies regarding children’s health and wellness. During the conference, the AAP released updated recommendations on two important topics: healthy media use, and safe sleep practices for … Read more

Celebrate Autumn With Pumpkin Seeds

By Alayna Spratley | October 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Celebrate Autumn With Pumpkin Seeds
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Autumn has finally arrived in Maryland and that means that is it pumpkin season. Almost everywhere you’ll find lattes, pies, and soups with its namesake. We are celebrating the harvest with the seeds of this seasonal squash. Also called pepitas, these little seeds are extremely nutrient dense, and contain a wide array of vitamins and … Read more

Introducing Solids With Baby Led Weaning

By Alayna Spratley | September 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Introducing Solids With Baby Led Weaning
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Both the World Health Organization and the American Academy Of Pediatrics recommend exclusively breastfeeding your infant for the first six months. As you approach this milestone, you’re probably thinking about introducing solids to baby. There are two ‘schools of thought’ regarding the the addition of complementary foods. Feeding milled cereals and puréed foods by spoon … Read more

What Do I Wear Now That I’m Breastfeeding?

By Ashley Collevecchio | September 4, 2016 | Comments Off on What Do I Wear Now That I’m Breastfeeding?
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Now that you’ve gotten this breastfeeding thing figured out, you may be trying to find the best things to wear for comfort, access and you may be worrying about coverage. Here’s a round-up list of some crowd favorite breastfeeding attire. The key is layering! Each layer serves a purpose. 1) A well-fitting bra. This is … Read more

Moms & Babies Benefit from Chiropractic Care

By Alayna Spratley | August 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Moms & Babies Benefit from Chiropractic Care
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Pregnancy presents the perfect opportunity for us to evaluate our health and lifestyle practices. Many of us commit to achieving optimum wellness for ourselves and baby. In addition to regular prenatal visits, many moms also consider treatment from a chiropractor. Chiropractic care targets the health of your nervous system, which controls and coordinates virtually all … Read more

5 Ways Dads Can Bond With Their Breastfed Baby

By Alayna Spratley | August 3, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Ways Dads Can Bond With Their Breastfed Baby
The Nurturing Root Five ways dads can bond with their breastfed baby

By Alayna Spratley During this first week of August, we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. This global awareness initiative is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), an international network of organizations working to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.  Learn about World Breastfeeding Week 2016 here. In honor of World Breastfeeding Week here are … Read more

Nourishing Recipes For The First Trimester

By Alayna Spratley | July 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Nourishing Recipes For The First Trimester
Nourishing recipes for the first trimester

Obtaining Essential Nutrients With Whole Foods Eating a colorful, varied, and minimally processed diet is ideal for optimal health, and during pregnancy this becomes more apparent. Your body requires specific essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to support and grow baby. In these three recipes, I will explain why certain foods are ideal during the first … Read more

When your friend has a baby: 10 ways to support a new mother

By Carmen Calvo | February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on When your friend has a baby: 10 ways to support a new mother
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When my closest friends were having babies, I was just getting married.  I was pretty clueless about most things regarding the postpartum period and since the last baby to be born in my family was my 22-year-old sister, I knew even less about babies. I hadn’t a clue as to ways to support a new … Read more