5 Foods To Boost Your Immune System

5 Foods To Boost Your Immune System

   Julie Wallace, RDN, LD, CSP   The immune system reminds me of technology; when it’s running smoothly, everything is up to date and well maintained, it’s great – but – when it’s lacking what it needs to function optimally, it can be...
Drinking To Thirst-What Does It Mean

Drinking To Thirst-What Does It Mean

By M. Rachael Birkenhauer, CLC   Surely your LC, Pediatrician and OBGYN or Midwife has told you about staying hydrated while breastfeeding, “drink to thirst!” is a recommendation so many will blurt out but, what exactly does this adage mean? What if you aren’t thirsty...
Postpartum Healthy Eating Tips

Postpartum Healthy Eating Tips

Rebecca Duerr, MS, CNS, CLD, APPA-C After birth, it is important to not only replenish the nutrients lost during pregnancy, labor, and birth, but to also provide an adequate amount of energy for healing. This mindfulness is not only important for recuperating after...
Using My Plate To Guide Your Way At Mealtime

Using My Plate To Guide Your Way At Mealtime

  Hawley Poinsett, MS, RDN, LD Losing that baby weight can be a struggle for so many people. During pregnancy there is so much focus on adequate weight gain for both the baby and the mother and after your precious baby is born the pressure is quickly shifted to losing...
Milk Supply and Tips Postpartum

Milk Supply and Tips Postpartum

By Jessica Hazen, MS, RDN, LD, IBCLC Milk supply is mainly based on supply and demand, how much baby is eating is how much your body will produce, not necessarily from the types or amounts of foods you are eating. Occasionally, a mother’s calorie or fluid intake can...
Tips For Eating As A Family

Tips For Eating As A Family

Katharine Jeffcoat, RDN, LD, CLT Child & Family Nutrition Expert Portland Pediatric & Family Nutrition   There is no disputing the fact that research proves the benefit of family meals. Families that eat together tend to have better eating habits, are eating...