We all know that proper nutrition is critical to our health no matter what our stage of life. But for expectant and new Moms, nutrition doesn’t only affect their health, it affects the health of their child as well. For this reason, it can be especially important to work with a registered dietitian during this time.

What is a registered dietitian?

A registered dietitian is a nutrition expert. They have been extensively trained under strict guidelines to understand how the body uses various nutrients from food and supplements. They are licensed professionals whose job is to advise their patients on food and nutrition to optimize their health.

How a registered dietitian can help expectant moms

Caring for your baby begins the moment that you find out that you are pregnant. You want to do everything you can to give your baby the best possible start in life. Not only that, but over the next nine months, your body will go through considerable change and your nutritional needs will change with it.

A registered dietitian can help you determine:

  • What foods you should be eating (or avoiding) during your pregnancy.
  • How to best get the necessary prenatal nutrients.
  • How to meal plan during pregnancy.
  • How to meal plan during pregnancy.
  • What “eating for two” actually means.

How a registered dietitian can help new Moms

New mothers also have unique nutritional needs. For those who are breastfeeding, getting the right nutrients is essential to helping the body produce abundant and healthy milk for your baby. But even if you are not breastfeeding, you will want to eat a diet that will give you plenty of energy to help you care for your newborn.

Working with a registered dietitian can help you determine:

  • What foods to avoid while breastfeeding and how many calories you need.
  • What foods/nutrients can help you fight post-partum depression.
  • What supplements should you take after giving birth?
  • How to meal plan when you have a newborn in the house.
  • When and how to lose your pregnancy weight.
  • How to balance self-care with caring for your child.

Contact Giggly Panda today

At Giggly Panda, we are pleased to be able to offer expert advice and counseling to expectant and new moms through our in-house registered dietitian. If you have questions about your diet and nutrition regime, we invite you to call us to schedule a consultation.


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