The Mystery of Mother’s Breast Milk

Breast milk is a baby’s first food, so shouldn’t we know what’s in it? Surprisingly, we don’t know as much as we probably should. We know more about the contents of wine, coffee and tomatoes than we do about breast milk. For example, we only recently discovered that when a baby’s saliva is … [Read more...]

November is National Diabetes Month

Did you know that 29 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million have pre-diabetes? That's a third of all Americans! A majority of these diabetes cases are type-2 diabetes, which is a form of the disease that can be prevented or at least delayed. Even if you don't think that you're at … [Read more...]

Can Healthy Lifestyle Pre-Pregnancy Prevent Gestational Diabetes?

There aren't many pregnant women who enjoy the dreaded glucose test, which checks for gestational diabetes at about five months into pregnancy. Besides being an unpleasant test to undergo, women often feel anxiety that they might have to deal with gestational diabetes for the rest of their … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding and Early Foods Affect A Child’s Tastes Later On

The medical community is finding ever more ways that breastfeeding benefits babies and mothers. Developing healthy eating patterns that last into childhood is the latest benefit researchers have examined. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study in the medical … [Read more...]

National Breastfeeding Month is Here!

Did you know that August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month? At All About Women, we support breastfeeding mothers and their babies and we're taking the opportunity to share some of the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as some strategies to help ensure a successful nursing relationship for … [Read more...]

FDA Advises Pregnant Women to Eat More Seafood

Eat seafood or not eat seafood?  This is a question that many pregnant women have asked themselves over the years due to the controversy of mercury levels contained within a lot of our seafood.  The FDA came out with an advisory over the past few days advising pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat … [Read more...]

Breast Milk Banks On the Rise

Some mothers, such as those of premature babies or adopted infants, may be interested in human milk but unable to nurse their baby. For these mothers, a growing network of milk banks is springing up across the nation to help meet the need of these mothers and babies. The American Association of … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Weight Healthy During and After Pregnancy

In the March edition of Redbook Magazine, there's an article that all expecting moms should read. It's about pregobesity: a term coined by the magazine’s writer to define a growing number of women who gain more weight during pregnancy than they’re able to loose before becoming pregnant again, … [Read more...]

New Sugar Intake Guidelines Announced

Sugar, no matter what name it goes by…fructose, sucrose, dextrose…Americans of all ages love it. In fact, the average American consumes roughly 22 tablespoons of sugar every single day. Sodas and other sugary drinks are too much a part of our diets, and they are responsible for a lot of our sugar … [Read more...]

Vitamin D During Pregnancy

Higher levels of vitamin D during pregnancy will likely result in children with stronger muscles. “Milk does a body good” has long been a campaign slogan promoting the consumption of milk. But a new study at the University of Southampton reveals that the amount of vitamin D in a pregnant woman’s … [Read more...]