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Your definitive guide to the First 1000 Days and beyond.

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The First 1,000 Days: When Nutrition Matters Most
The First 1,000 Days: When Nutrition Matters Most

The world of childhood nutrition and wellness is riddled with conflicting advice. And yet, there is growing consensus around one topic: the importance of the first 1,000 days.

The Truth About Heavy Metals in Your Baby’s Food

A number of studies in recent years have found unsafe levels of heavy metals in popular packaged infant and toddler foods. Most recently, a congressional study released in 2021 found that these contaminants are detrimental to adults and children alike.

Introducing Allergens: What You Need to Know

Mounting evidence suggests that early exposure prevents allergy development.

Guide to Baby Food Stages

Ever wonder when it’s time to switch out your baby’s food? This guide breaks down everything from expiration dates to baby food stages. Let’s dive in!

What You Can Do About Paid Family Leave

In 2020, we found the 95% of the Yumi audience remain women. Perhaps this stagnant statistic does not surprise you. Such extreme lopsidedness reflects a reality virtually every mom knows to be true — women are overwhelmingly expected to make the bulk of household decisions. Nevermind that 70 percent of moms are also part of the paid workforce.

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Replacing Dairy in Your Diet

The average American diet includes a lot of dairy. According to the USDA, each American consumed 646 pounds of dairy per person in 2018. That includes 146lbs of milk, 40lbs of cheese, 18 lbs of ice cream, 13lbs of yogurt, and 6 lbs of butter - holy cow! It is also 107 more pounds per person than in 1975. Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, certified health and wellness coach, and mother of two. Dr. Yami champions the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. Below, she explains how to replace dairy, and why it is beneficial to do so.

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Important Nutrients

Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, and certified health and wellness coach. As a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, “Dr. Yami” champions the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. Read along to learn about the nutrients she finds especially important. The human body cannot produce everything it needs to function on its own. There are essential nutrients required for adult health, and ones that are extremely important for infant growth and development. These nutrients are separated into two categories: micronutrients and macronutrients. Micronutrients are nutrients we need in small doses. They are vitamins and minerals. In contrast, macronutrients are things we need large amounts of, including water, protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Below, pediatrician Dr. Yami walks us through some particularly important nutrients.

All About Beans

There are over 400 different types of edible beans around the world. Unfortunately, In the United States, we tend not to eat many beans. On average, each American consumes around 7.5lbs of beans each year. In contrast, we average 40lbs of cheese and 222lbs of cow and chicken meat.

Plant Based Diet Advantages

Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, and certified health and wellness coach. As a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, “Dr. Yami” champions the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. Below she details the benefits of a vegan diet.

Raising Healthy Eaters

Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, certified health and wellness coach, author and speaker. She is also a mother of two. Below she walks us through the Five Pillars of Healthy Eating.

Do I Have Postpartum Depression?

I am [Molly Nourmand](https://www.mollynourmand.com/). I’m a licensed psychotherapist, yoga enthusiast, and mother. My personal experience with postpartum depression led me to create [Life After Birth®](https://www.mollynourmand.com/life-after-birth), a support circle centered on the mother. The focus of my practice is now perinatal mental health -- in other words, pregnant people and new parents.

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