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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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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding WeekToday is the official start of World Breastfeeding Week and the theme this year is Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers.

Support for breast-feeding mothers can come from their family and friends, pediatricians, their own health-care professionals and/or a lactation specialist. Another excellent source for guidance and confidence for breast-feeding your baby is a registered dietitian nutritionist. A registered dietitian nutritionist can help make sure you're getting enough iron, vitamin D, fluoride, calcium and B vitamins for you and your little one.

It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that exclusive breast-feeding provides optimal nutrition and health protection for the first 6 months of life and breast-feeding with complementary foods from 6 months until at least 12 months of age is the ideal feeding pattern for infants.

Breast milk's unique antibodies (or disease-fighting cells) help protect infants from numerous illnesses and diseases. Breast-feeding also helps reduce a nursing mother's risk of diabetes, breast and ovarian cancers and postpartum depression.

To learn more about the health benefits of breast-feeding, consult a registered dietitian nutritionist in your area and visit our Breast-feeding page.

Reviewed June 2013