Category: 12 Months

  • How to Introduce New Foods & Achieve Nutritional Balance

    How to Introduce New Foods & Achieve Nutritional Balance

    Here’s What You Need To Know: Food For Thought: Introducing new foods to your babe takes patience and perseverance. Sometimes it seems like they love a food right away, and other times they are pushing the spoon away. There will be days when your baby’s appetite is ravenous, and days where they won’t eat a thing.…

  • Milk Supply 101

    Milk Supply 101

    Breast milk production can be confusing for new parents due to its variability and the lack of visible indicators. Many factors, such as baby’s demand, effective latching, frequency of feeding, and maternal well-being, influence milk production.

  • Safe Sleep: Why It’s Important

    Safe Sleep: Why It’s Important

    When it comes to safe infant sleep, following the right recommendations can seem daunting at first. However, ensuring your baby sleeps safely is crucial for their well-being. To prevent Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS), including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), implementing safe sleep practices is essential.

  • Why Your One-Year-Old Keeps Pointing at Things

    Why Your One-Year-Old Keeps Pointing at Things

    A child approaching their first birthday is in some ways an emerging toddler and in other ways still a baby. Whether cruising or beginning to walk, your child is lively and more mobile than ever before. Their blossoming imagination means mastering new skills and welcoming new challenges. At this stage, your child will especially want…

  • Pregnancy & Mental Health

    Pregnancy & Mental Health

    If you are experiencing thoughts of self-harm, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. For non-emergency situations, Postpartum Support International is also a great resource: 1-800-944-4773.

  • The MOMNIBUS Act: Why It’s Important

    The MOMNIBUS Act: Why It’s Important

    This week, the Black Maternal Health Caucus introduced the latest version of the [Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act](https://blackmaternalhealthcaucus-underwood.house.gov/Momnibus). This legislation recognizes the racial disparities in maternal healthcare and the critical need for comprehensive care for Black mothers. With the ability to assist nearly one million Americans, Momnibus would provide essential support, nutrition, and care for…

  • A Winter Break Guide to Keeping Healthy

    A Winter Break Guide to Keeping Healthy

    Winter is here. With it comes the flu, Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, AKA RSV, Covid, and a host of other illnesses waiting and ready to invade your kid’s nostrils.

  • Coping With Birth Trauma

    Coping With Birth Trauma

    Birth trauma is more common than many people realize, with up to 45% of new mothers reporting experiencing it. However, it remains a topic often unspoken, leading to feelings of isolation and difficulty in coping with the aftermath.

  • Infant Sleep Tips

    Infant Sleep Tips

    Creating healthy sleep habits for your infant is crucial for their well-being and development, as well as your own. Establishing a positive sleep routine from the newborn stage can lay the foundation for a lifetime of restful nights. If you’re wondering where to start, here are five expert tips to help your baby sleep better.

  • 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.

  • Breastfeeding Diet

    Breastfeeding Diet

    As a breastfeeding mom, your nutritional needs are crucial not just for your own well-being but also for the healthy development of your baby. While there is a ton of information on pregnancy nutrition, guidance on postpartum and breastfeeding diets can be scarce.

  • Postpartum Depression: Causes and Symptoms

    Postpartum Depression: Causes and Symptoms

    Recently, there has been a significant increase in the public awareness of postpartum depression and the challenges faced by new mothers. Prominent figures like Courtney Cox, Brooke Shields, and Serena Williams have bravely shared their personal stories, encouraging other women to come forward and seek support for their mental health during the postpartum period. It…

  • Picky Eating Causes & Fixes

    Picky Eating Causes & Fixes

    What may be behind your child’s picky eating habits by the team at [Cooper](https://beta.yourcooper.com/).

  • Foods for Lactation

    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.

  • We Love Little Planet

    We Love Little Planet

    Transparency and certification in a product helps parents make easy choices. It’s why we are committed to Clean at YUMI, earning the Clean Label Project Purity Award. It’s also why we’re loving Little Planet by Carter’s. But what certifications matter – and why – when it comes to your child’s food and clothing?

  • When Can Babies Sleep All Night?

    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…

  • Stress Reducing Foods

    Stress Reducing Foods

    Eating healthy whole foods isn’t only good for your body, it is good for your mind as well. Consuming a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein nourishes the brain and protects it from oxidative stress.

  • Breastfeeding Problems: What You Might Encounter

    Breastfeeding Problems: What You Might Encounter

    Breastfeeding is beneficial for both baby and mom, but it also comes with its own unique challenges. According to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 92% of breastfeeding mothers said they were having problems breastfeeding three days after giving birth. The most predominant reasons being difficulty getting the baby to feed from the…

  • Our Summer Zine

    Our Summer Zine

    Nerd out with us as we explore the wonderful world of food, science, and parenting.

  • Formula Shortages: What to Do

    Formula Shortages: What to Do

    Many parents rely on formula to feed their infants. But what can you do when supply chain issues and product recalls cause a baby formula shortage? Nutritionist Kayla Thorngate provides some tips.