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A Belated Breast Pump Donation Story by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility One day last year I was shopping at the Upper Breast Side , a breastfeeding boutique on the Upper West Side of New York City.  You can read more about this great sto ... Read on »
A few product reviews by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Just before we left for our move to Israel, we were sent some great goodies that I wanted to share with you. Tommee Tippee held a blogger's event in Manhattan last yea ... Read on »
A Hanukkah "Carrot Seed" Story by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This blog is technically not a mom blog. I try to give timely advice to women and parents based on my training as a nutritionist, and more recently a Certified Lactation Co ... Read on »
An Ice-Cream Tale and Recipe by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility At my sister's wedding this week, the kid-friendly photographers were coaxing my son and his cousins to smile. They would use the kid's names instead of the traditional " ... Read on »
Are Low-Fat Products Bad for Fertility, Pregnancy, Children? by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am really interested in "catch phrases" and their effects.  For example, saying "The benefits of breastfeeding include...(insert whatever superpower you want your child t ... Read on »
Beyond the Table #2: Connect to the Land on Tu B'Shevat by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility What better day to discuss connecting to the land, than on the eve of the Jewish Holidat Tu B'Shevat (February 9, 2009)? Tu B'shevat, which literally means the 15th day of ... Read on »
Beyond the Table 3: Alongside Mom and Dad in the Kitchen by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility (Note: You may have noticed a decreased level of activity on this blog lately. This was mostly due to 1st trimester-related pregnancy sluggishness. However, my second trim ... Read on »
Beyond the Table: The New Salad Spinning Popper! by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The "inaugural" post for the Beyond the Table series brings back memories! Remember playing with the Playskool Spinning Popper? A great toy but increasingly difficult to f ... Read on »
BPA: Background and Tips by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Usually when I talk about going "beyond prenatals", I am referring to the importance of eating and serving nutritious food, rather than simply taking prenatal or childr ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Part I: Breast Cancer Prevention by Debra .. Registered Dietician 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have spent a lot of time thinking about breast cancer lately. This is partly because cancer has affected many people I know, and partly because the news is always a flu ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Part II: Breastfeeding after Breast Cancer by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A "Before and After" theme: Breast Cancer Part I discussed how breastfeeding and other lifestyle changes may help protect women from breast cancer. Part II will discuss ... Read on »
Breastfeeding with Instinct by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Ulpan (Hebrew immersion course) is winding down and baby #3 is still cooking, so I wanted to kick off my move to Modiin with a special class on Breastfeeding with Instinct. ... Read on »
Carbohydrates, low-fat diets, and PCOS by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have hormones on my mind lately.  In an undergraduate nutrition course that I am teaching, we talk a lot about insulin, glucose levels, insulin resistance, and weight g ... Read on »
Check out my Birth Story! by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am the "Birth Story of the Week" of one of my favorite blogs, Marvelous Kiddo! Check it out here . Read on »
Crock Pot Cooking: The Rules and the Recipes by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In response to a conversation on the BeyondPrenatals Facebook page, I am posting some rules and recipes for crock pot cooking. Enjoy them and like us on facebook for more ... Read on »
Cross-Nursing is Not Healthy by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Many bloggers and breastfeeding fans have been praising Salma Hayek for breastfeeding a hungry boy in Sierra Leone during a recent humanitarian trip. However, I ... Read on »
CSPC Babywearing Warning and a Story by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I was scared and relieved when I read the CPSC warning about the danger of infant suffocation while using "bag style" carriers. After my second son was born, I was giv ... Read on »
Earth Day 2010: Green Your Shabbat Candle by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Today I have a guest post at Green Prophet .  It is about making your own beeswax Sabbath candles (or any religious or recreational-use candle).  We have been making our ow ... Read on »
Eating Fish Before, During, and After Pregnancy by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In today's NYT Magazine, Alex Kuczynski details her adventures in choosing surrogate motherhood in her article "Her body, My Baby." After years of infertility, Kuczynski an ... Read on »