Anyone who has kids can attest to the fact that time is a precious commodity. There never seems to be enough of it, and it always goes by too quickly. A new baby in the house usually means changes to the way you spend your time. For my family, where home-cooked meals are a priority, it became important to find shortcuts to simplify meal planning and preparation. Here are five tips to help you get a healthy, home-cooked meal on the table without adding more time in the kitchen.
The strategies above can be very helpful in getting your nutrition back on track, even when you are busy tending to a new baby. However, settling into a new pace after your little one takes time, so be patient and don’t be too hard on yourself.
Sheila is an Oakland-based dietitian specializing in fertility, prenatal and postpartum care. During her own pregnancies, Sheila discovered that there was very little nutrition support provided to new moms, and was inspired to help fill this gap. Her hope is to simplify healthy eating for women and, in the process, empower women to nourish themselves, their growing babies and their families. In addition to providing nutrition services to women, Sheila fills her days being mama to Avni and Iyla. Learn more about Sheila's practice at www.squareplatesolutions.com, or by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like any fresh food, pumped breast milk needs to be stored properly or it can spoil. And the last thing a pumping mother wants to do is throw out precious liquid gold. Or, even worse, sicken her child with milk which has gone bad. Here are some guidelines to keep your pumped milk safe for baby.