5 Reasons to Hire a Lactation Consultant

When you’re sleep deprived and getting advice from EVERYWHERE, a real-time, unbiased coach can often unravel the issues and get you back on track. What worked for your friend or sister-in-law may not work for you and your baby!

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The Circle: A Postpartum Group for When Motherhood is Not Pinterest Perfect.

The Circle: A Postpartum Group for When Motherhood is Not Pinterest Perfect.   Giving birth, whether it’s your first time or your fifth, is about more than just having a baby. It’s the birth of a baby, but also the birth of a mother, a father, a family. And let’s face it–some births go more …

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Things You REALLY Need to Know About Breastfeeding

We were lucky enough to have Kristine Kovach, one of Austin's best Lactation Consultants, answer some questions about breastfeeding!   What's the scoop on avoiding an underwire bra while lactating?   Not everyone needs to avoid every bra.   While it's important not to stress and press on the changing tissues during the early days ...

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Why Sunscreen Rubs Me the Wrong Way

We are about to dive head first into summertime here in Texas which brings with it lazy, hot days, pool time fun and lathering gobs of sunscreen on ourselves and our children. No matter where you live one of the first things you probably do in the morning is lather on the sunscreen or apply …

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Stevia: What’s All the Hype About?

I frequently teach workshops on a variety of nutrition topics. No matter what topic I am discussing, I usually get a question about stevia. It is a hot nutrition topic and people are curious if the hype is true: is this natural sweetener as good as we are told? Let’s start with some background about …

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The 411 on Sugar Alternatives

There is no doubt that Americans have a love affair with sugar. Not only do we find the white stuff in muffins, cookies, ice cream and soda, but added sugar is also hidden in packaged foods such as ketchup, energy bars, cereals, breads and salad dressing. The average American consumes an average of 170 lbs. …

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How Does Your Breakfast Rate?

Last time I wrote about the benefits of breakfast and why we want to be good role models for our children by starting the day with a healthy meal. I offered some non-conventional breakfast choices that were even kid-friendly. Now I want to discuss some typical breakfast choices and how they rate. Then I will …

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Breakfast: Fresh Ideas for an Important Meal

Most of us have all heard about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. A nourishing breakfast provides the energy and nutrients we need to tackle the day. To my surprise, many of my clients often tell me they skip breakfast. Common reasons I hear include “I don’t like breakfast food,” “I don’t have time …

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Kraft’s Use of Yellow #5 & #6

There has been some exciting momentum lately in the food activists’ world. An online petition has been circulating  in efforts to reach one of the giants in the food industry: Kraft. I don’t know about you, but I vacillate between euphoria and defeat when it comes to the daily battle of eating clean. I see …

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Are You Supersizing Your Toddler’s Meals?

I’ve worked with a lot of moms of toddlers who have the lucky (and common) fortune of dealing with picky eaters. One of the first things I try and do is make sure that mom understands the difference in serving sizes for adults versus toddlers. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is different for adults than it …

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