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Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

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Breast Feeding Benefits for Baby and Mom Alike

Parents of newborns are faced with an abundance of decisions for raising a happy, healthy child. One of the first and most important is the decision on providing the best nutrition for their child.

For optimal nutrition for your infant, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends exclusive breast feeding for the first six months to provide optimal nutrition and health protection, and breast feeding with complementary foods from 6 months until at least 12 months of age.

In addition to providing the best nutrition, breast feeding decreases your baby’s risk of ear infections, respiratory illnesses, sudden infant death syndrome, obesity and hypertension. Breast feeding also provides mom with benefits including aiding weight loss after delivery, and reducing risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

While breast feeding isn’t always possible for every mother and baby, the potential benefits make it worth discussing with your physician and a registered dietitian.

Locate an RD by using the Find a Registered Dietitian tool above.