Tag: Breastfeeding

Pregnancy and Folate Supplementation

Folate has recently made headlines following an article published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in preparation for a presentation on the topic during a conference. What did this study show? That higher-than-normal blood-levels of folate and vitamin B12 in women who have just given birth may be associated […]

5 diet-related tips for a pregnant or nursing woman’s spouse

Spouses play a hugely supportive role during as well as after the nine months of pregnancy. A great deal has already been written on the many ways of helping moms-to-be, both emotionally and practically: Accompanying her to the doctor, attending childbirth preparation classes with her, decorating the nursery together, etc.

5 basics of healthy eating for nursing mothers

An adequate, but not necessarily perfect diet is important to ensure proper nursing and prevent burnout. 1. Sufficient energy intake Nursing mothers have higher energy requirements, roughly 400 kcal more each day during the first year of lactation. Canada’s Food Guide recommends 2 to 3 extra servings from any food group. Divide your servings into […]

“A Beautiful Body”: the bodies of mothers in a book

At last, it’s here! American photographer Jade Beall’s project has finally culminated in the launch of her book “A beautiful body”. It all started 2 years ago, when Jade posted a series of naked post-birth self-portraits online. Her Facebook page was immediately “liked” and shared by thousands of people who, like her, are sick and […]

Meet Sara and baby Aidan!

4 November, 2013 No Comments

From the weight loss to pregnancy and breastfeeding menus; I have done them all! My experience with SOS Cuisine menus started a few months before my wedding because my husband and I wanted to look good on our wedding day so we decided to try the weight loss menu.

Breast milk ice cream in London

An ice cream parlour in London’s Covent Garden made the news last week for selling a breast milk concoction, called the “Baby Gaga”. Priced at a hefty 14 pounds per serving (about $22), this ice cream went out of stock within a few days.