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  • 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…

  • Feeding a Picky Toddler

    Feeding a Picky Toddler

    How to encourage a lifelong love of fruits and veggies

  • 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.

  • Pregnancy Nutrition by Trimester

    Pregnancy Nutrition by Trimester

    Pregnancy is a pivotal period in a woman’s life, and nutritional choices are important. But navigating this journey can be bewildering, even for those with established healthy eating habits. First Trimester (Weeks 1-12) In the first trimester, as your baby’s organs form and the placenta develops, prioritizing key nutrients like folic acid, iron, and protein…

  • 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!

  • The Plant Based Transition

    The Plant Based Transition

    I wasn’t always plant based. In fact, growing up, my food consumption was heavily centered on animal products and processed foods. Why? Because that’s what I felt was delicious, crave worthy, and nutritious. Plant foods were more for garnishing or for those who had cultural/religious obligations to avoid animal products. Boy, have I changed…it’s quite…

  • 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.

  • All About Latching

    All About Latching

    Breastfeeding latching is a challenging endeavor, often accompanied by frustration and self-doubt. Achieving a successful latch requires patience and perseverance from both mother and baby. Reaching out to a lactation consultant can also be helpful. If you are having difficulty or are unsuccessful, there are other options that can best suit your circumstances. Every mother’s…

  • When Does Lactation Start?

    When Does Lactation Start?

    Understanding how lactation starts can be confusing for many new parents. The concept of milk “coming in” can create a misconception that breast milk production is sudden. However, the process is much more gradual and complex.

  • Top 5 Remedies for Morning Sickness

    Top 5 Remedies for Morning Sickness

    “Morning sickness” doesn’t really stick to the morning. Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, a registered dietitian and fertility specialist, shares her top remedies to ease pregnancy nausea.

  • 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 Benefits of Strawberries for Children

    The Benefits of Strawberries for Children

    Incorporating strawberries into a child’s diet can help support healthy brain development and improve cognitive function, mood, vision, and overall health. It is important to note that while strawberries are a healthy food choice, they should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains,…

  • The Truth About Heavy Metals in Your Baby’s Food

    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.

  • 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.

  • Introducing Allergens: What You Need to Know

    Introducing Allergens: What You Need to Know

    Mounting evidence suggests that early exposure prevents allergy development.

  • Why We Love Chia Seeds

    Why We Love Chia Seeds

    If you’re a Yumi customer, you’ve probably noticed that we love chia seeds. They can be found in many of our blends, such as Blueberry Chia Pudding and Pear Raspberry Chia Pudding. We sneak them in where we can. But why are we so obsessed with this tiny seed you might ask? Here’s why.