What kind of food role model are you to your baby?

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According to a study out of Cornell University, your baby is able to pick up on subtle social cues of the family; parents or siblings, that help formulate their own eating habits. Oh, the pressure. How do you think you are doing with influencing your baby’s habits?

Some think that if you eat your treats and snacks away from your baby, or have your plate full of a sub-healthy meal, that it doesn’t affect her? Think again. The study says that although you are feeding your baby super healthy offerings if junk food is part of the family diet, they add that junk food they see you eating into their understanding of a healthy diet. You may feel good about what you’re feeding your baby, but this study says that you need to walk your talk to raise a truly healthy eater.

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5 Food Gifts to Bring to a New Mom

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5 Food Gifts to Bring to a New Mom on SproutRight.comWhen I first visit a friend or relative who has just had a baby, I usually have a gift for the new baby, something for a sibling (they need some loving and recognition as big bro or sis), and I always take food.

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Soy-Based Formulas: Are They Bad For Your Baby?

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Is Soy Formula Bad for Baby? SproutRight.com

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Soybeans have received a lot of negative press lately. Our growing awareness of phytoestrogens, and their effect on the body, in particular the body’s development, as well as our concern over genetically modified foods (the conventionally grown soybean is high on the list) have cast it in an unfavourable light. But what about soy-based formulas for infants, where a dairy allergy is present or a parent chooses this type of formula for ethical or other reasons?

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Battling the Baby Weight: Simple Secrets to Post-partum Weight Loss

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Post-Partum Weight Loss SecretsHow is this for a scary headline: “Women who fail to lose ‘baby weight’ after giving birth raise their risk of diabetes, heart disease: Toronto Study.” Wow. When we saw this we thought, what a scary statement for many women to read, many women who are right now battling the baby weight, feeling down about their altered bodies, lacking self-confidence, motivation, maybe will-power (mostly sleep). We felt we needed to weigh (excuse the pun) in.

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