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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. Breastfeeding puts a lot of demand on your already exhausted body. While breastfeeding, 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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The 4 Stages of Labor

As you prepare for labor by nesting, packing a hospital bag, and getting as much rest as possible - you may be wondering what you can expect once labor actually begins. When we think of giving birth, our idea of what is coming is often skewed by representations in the media. Childbirth in movies is dramatic, beginning with water breaking and rushing through the hustle and bustle of a hospital. However, in most cases, labor is a lengthy process. Gaining a deeper understanding of it will help you prepare for one of the most life-changing events of your life.

Pregnancy Foods: Dos & Don'ts

Pregnancy can be a confusing time when it comes to nutrition. Your regular go-to healthy foods, salads and sandwiches may be off the menu due to listeria concerns. It is no secret that nutritious foods are important for both mom and baby’s health, but where do you even start? Below are the Dos and Don'ts according to a registered dietitian for happy and healthy prenatal nourishment.

Postpartum Preparation

Preparing for a new baby can be overwhelming. Often, when thinking about your new bundle of joy, your needs can become an afterthought. Therefore, we recommend setting yourself up for postpartum and building a support system before baby arrives. Postpartum nutrition, mental health, lactation, exercise, and physical therapy are all things that may need to be taken into consideration. Below are a few things to think about as you prepare for life after giving birth.

Foods for Morning Sickness

If you experience nausea during pregnancy, odds are it doesn’t just occur in the morning. Nausea is extremely common and occurs in 75% of pregnancies. Whether it leads you to vomit or not, pregnancy nausea can completely disrupt your day-to-day life. While the exact cause is unknown, it is likely that the nausea has something to do with the rapid rise of hormones - particularly estrogen and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). Unfortunately, there is no magic cure for this queasiness. While the tips below have helped other pregnant women, try not to get frustrated if they don’t work for you. We recommend consulting with your OBGYN, midwife, or dietitian if the nausea becomes unbearable. They may offer medications or supplements that can help ease your symptoms.

Pregnancy & Iron Deficiency

[Halle Tecco](https://www.google.com/url?q=https://natalist.com/blogs/learn/meet-halle-tecco&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1655855382294176&usg=AOvVaw085ygz6TQGdHnD6T32A6Yu), Founder and CEO of [Natalist](https://natalist.com/), on pregnancy and iron-deficiency.

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