nutrition

Pregnant Women Not Getting Enough Omega-3

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You might want to up your omega-3 intake -- it could do wonders for baby's brain development. A new study found only 27 percent of pregnant women get enough omega-3 during pregnancy, a fatty acid found in fish, seafood and seaweed products. While you do want to steer clear of mercury-rich seafood... Read more

Federal Committee Revisits Pregnancy Tuna Debate

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The great debate has been reopened. Once again, how much tuna pregnant women should eat is up in the air. In June, the FDA proposed pregnant women should eat between 8-12 ounces of low-mercury fish per week, which can include light canned tuna (but only up to 6 oz. of tuna). But by August,... Read more

How You’re Feeding Baby Has Longterm Effects — Here’s What to Do

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In an effort to get to the bottom of just how important infant nutrition is, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study over six years long. After following the health and nutrition of babies starting in the third trimester until age one, researchers circled back after... Read more

​Whoa! Should You Eat Tuna While Pregnant? The Surprising Debate​

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We told you a while back that the FDA and EPA introduced a minimum amount of fish that pregnant women should be eating each week: 8-12 ounces. Fish pack a healthy punch, offering plenty of protein that's important for your growing baby. But eating too much high-mercury seafood can damage the brain and nervous... Read more

How What You Ate Before Pregnancy Affects Baby

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You've always known you're supposed to eat healthy, but being conscious of your choices is easier when you're eating for two. Kudos to you if you cut out the chips and candy before getting a positive pregnancy test; a study out of the University of Adelaide in Australia just confirmed that a healthy pre-pregnancy diet has amazing benefits for birth.... Read more

Venezuelan Lawmakers Want to Put a Ban on Bottle Feeding Baby

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In the most shocking and fascinating news to trickle out this week (yep! Even bigger than Kim Kardashian's top secret baby name), the Venezuelan Congress will discuss legislation that would prohibit bottle feeding infants. This would be done as part of a larger effort to both encourage breastfeeding and reduce the... Read more

Eating Junk Food While Pregnant Affects Baby More Than We Ever Realized

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The latest in research completed by the University of Adelaide, published in The FASEB Journal, suggests that moms-to-be who eat junk food during their pregnancies have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a high fat, high sugar diet by the time they are weaned. The research, led by Dr. Bev Mühlhäusler, is the first... Read more

Prenatal Nutrition: Healthy Eating During the Holidays (When Everything Looks So Good!)

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The winter holidays are full of days of feasting. The month of December alone is full of cultural traditions that bring a plethora of tasty and sumptuous treats including cakes, pies, candies, chocolates, among other things. Most of us who are indulging in these delights will pack on an extra three to seven pounds during... Read more

Recipe of the Week: Greek Veggie Panini

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Need a break from the boring turkey on white?  This Greek Veggie Panini is filled (literally) with flavors and nutrients. Get the whole family involved – set out the ingredients and let everyone build their own creation. Get the recipe at The Nest >> Tell us, what are your favorite sandwiches? Plus more from... Read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Healthy Pregnancy Snack Ideas

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One of the best ways to make sure you’re getting all the important nutrients you need during pregnancy is to stock up on plenty of healthy snack foods. The Bumpies on our 1st Trimester message board shared some of their favorite (healthy!) pregnancy snacks for on-the-go and to... Read more