Breast and Bottle Feeding
Oh protein. Protein consumption is truly trendy these days. Every protein powder and beef jerky brand would really love for you to think that there’s no way for you to get enough protein without relying on their products.
I spent several years on staff with the Meatless Monday campaign and during that time I learned a lot about how much protein we think we need versus how much we typically consume every day.
Hey there, how was your summer? Mine has been pretty chill…just had a second baby and relocated across the country all within the span of a month! Okay, so not so chill after all…
Top: My essentials! My daughter’s WubbaNub pacifier – we take it everywhere –
It’s really starting to set in that I’m having a baby in a month!
I didn’t really notice that my appetite changed that much with either of my pregnancies, but oh boy did it change when I was nursing my first! Give me all the carbs and protein and oh there’s vegetables okay that’s fine too…
Do lactation cookies really work?
Lactation cookies. I’ll admit it, the first time I came across this concept my reaction was, “What! A dessert that helps lactation? I don’t know about that, my RD spidey sense is tingling…”
I didn’t think about them much again until after my daughter was born and a fellow mom brought some to our new moms’ group.
Diana K. Rice, RD
The Baby Steps Dietitian
Hi, I'm Diana. Registered dietitian and mom to a toddler and a newborn.
Family nutrition is my passion but balancing good health on top of the chaos new parenthood brings is tough stuff!