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Your definitive guide to the First 1000 Days and beyond.

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New Report Finds Heavy Metals in Homemade Baby Food
New Report Finds Heavy Metals in Homemade Baby Food

A new report from Healthy Babies, Bright Futures found that homemade baby food contains as many toxic metals as store-bought food.

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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Foods for Lactation

While breastfeeding, you may notice yourself becoming hungrier than usual. Nursing puts a lot of demand on your already exhausted body. It is important to not be restrictive about your diet, but focus more on adding nutrient-dense foods to the menu.

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When Can Babies Sleep All Night?

Every exhausted new parent wants to know, when will my baby (and myself) start sleeping through the night? While you may feel like a coffee fueled zombie right now, we promise a full night of zzz’s is in your future. Sleeping through the night (and those tough months of not) is important for your little one's physical and cognitive development.

What is Preeclampsia?

What do Kim K, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Adriana Lima all have in common? They had preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition that only occurs during pregnancy, in which the expectant mother’s blood pressure increases significantly around or after the 20th week of gestation. It can affect up to 8% of births nationwide.

Skin to Skin Benefits

Skin-to-skin contact, sometimes referred to as kangaroo care, is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The old “you’ll spoil the baby if you hold it so much” has now been disproven time and time again. Skin-to-skin contact helps babies adjust to life outside the womb and supports the mother’s breastfeeding and postpartum journey.

Gestational Diabetes Diet

Gestational diabetes is elevated blood sugar that can develop during pregnancy. It is diagnosed by a blood test done around 24-28 weeks pregnant. It is one of the most common pregnancy complications, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

What is Inflammation?

Inflammation plays an important role in healing, but if left to run wild, it can wreak havoc on your body. Odds are if you are experiencing physical discomfort, inflammation is to blame. It can affect almost every function of the body.

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