Category: 5 Months

  • Peanuts For Your Peanut

    Peanuts For Your Peanut

    For some families, peanuts are on the no-fly list. If someone in your house has a peanut allergy, it means they can’t even come in contact with the scrumptious legume. When you have a baby, introducing them to peanuts for the first time can be scary. Not to worry, below are some of the most commonly asked…

  • Salt & Babies

    Salt & Babies

    While sodium is essential for human nutrition, babies get all they need from breastmilk, formula, fruits, and veggies.

  • Why Added Sugars Aren’t Recommended Under 2

    Why Added Sugars Aren’t Recommended Under 2

    Your little one is already sweet enough. Foster healthy eating habits for your babe by avoiding added sugar.

  • Oxytocin Bonding With Baby

    Oxytocin Bonding With Baby

    Oxytocin is the hormone responsible for that warm feeling we get inside when we see someone we love. It influences brain development, social bonding, and pain management. Oxytocin is produced in the hypothalamus and released during childbirth, skin to skin, and breastfeeding.

  • Food Allergy Prevention Guidelines

    Food Allergy Prevention Guidelines

    Introducing allergenic foods early and often can reduce your child’s risk of developing food allergies. Read on to learn more about these guidelines and how to follow them effectively. Food Allergy Trends In the United States, nearly 6 million children under 18 deals with food allergies, with peanut allergies alone tripling in recent years. The…

  • What Should I Feed My Child? Baby Food Milestone Plans

    What Should I Feed My Child? Baby Food Milestone Plans

    With having to figure out which brand of baby food to try and what baby’s nutrition needs are at each milestone, you might consider a baby food plan to make it easier.

  • What is the Difference Between Different Kinds of Baby Foods?

    What is the Difference Between Different Kinds of Baby Foods?

    Some are soft and soupy, some are mashed and chunky — there’s a variety of baby food, so we’ve made a guide on all the different kinds of baby foods!

  • Pumping Guide for Busy Moms

    Pumping Guide for Busy Moms

    What mom isn’t busy? If you’re looking for ways to help manage a healthy work-life balance, pumping can be a game-changer. While it may seem daunting at first, it’s actually less intimidating than it appears. Whether you’re considering exclusive pumping or simply exploring the option, we’ve got all the info you need.

  • Postpartum Body Image: Understanding & Embracing Changes

    Postpartum Body Image: Understanding & Embracing Changes

    Pregnancy and childbirth bring about significant changes in a woman’s body. While some may find joy in these transformations, others may experience feelings of discomfort and body dissatisfaction. Society’s emphasis on quickly returning to pre-pregnancy weight can add pressure and impact mental health. It’s essential to recognize that postpartum body changes are normal and unique…

  • 5 Month Old Milestones

    5 Month Old Milestones

    Things are changing, and we’re not talking about all those diapers you run through. At five months old your baby is starting to sit up, move, and roll — if only for a few seconds.

  • How Baby’s Nutrition Mirrors the Mother’s

    How Baby’s Nutrition Mirrors the Mother’s

    How do we nourish ourselves and our babies? How and what to eat is a topic that stays on every mother’s mind from pregnancy through the 4th trimester, and into their baby’s start on solids. But where nutritional advice is readily available during pregnancy, little information exists on how a mother can nourish herself during…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.