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What to Eat in a High Fiber Diet?

I spoke with a nutrionist and she suggested I eat foods high in fiber in order to stay regular, she also stated that a high fiber diet will help to loose belly fat and bloating. What kind of high fiber meals do you eat? Thanks for taking the time

Bottle & Breastfeeding

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Why Are You Still Breastfeeding?

**I'm not bashing either formula feeding or nursing just a discussion** Are you bottle or breastfeeding? I answer "breastfeeding" and I always get "Why!?" or "How are you still breastfeeding?" I only know a handful of mothers but all with the exception of my aunt (different generation) never nursed past 3 months. Same thing as women I meet or speak with in the baby aisles at the store. It really seems as if most women hate, can not, or will not breastfeed. But why? If you can breastfeed (no medical conditions) why then choose formula?...


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Help with Digestion Issues

Hi Moms, I need some help for my little boy. For the past two weeks he has had a cold/infection (stuffy nose, cough, etc). It runs for a couple of days, gets better, and then comes back. At the same time he is having some digestion issues, mainly diarrhea. He has not had a solid bm in 2 weeks. On doctors orders, we fed him nothing but formula, pedialyte, rice cereal and bananas for days. Not helping. Do you have any of your own ideas on how to treat this chronic diarrhea? We need it to stop as we can not give him antibiotics for the...


Infant with Gas

My 2 month old son has been suffering from long periods of excessive gas-...

Eating Disorders

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Eating Out

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Eating Out at Restaurants

My husband and I really enjoy eating out at a restaurant once a week. My daughter always comes with us and has been very well behaved except for the last couple of times. She doesn't want to sit at the table...she cries and just wants to climb all over me. We always make sure to go out early (at her normal dinner time) and to get there before there is a wait. We bring a few toys, snacks so she has something to munch on before her dinner arrives and she always had crayons and papers. I feel we should maybe stop going for a while until she...


Restaurants for Kids

I'm so burned out on taking my kids out for chicken nuggets, burgers, pasta ...


Feeding Accessories

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Good Nursing Pillow

Hi Ladies---Wondering if anyone can recommend a favorite nursing pillow out there? I've heard of the Boppy, but I'm wondering if there are some better than others, i.e. different benefits, etc.? Let me know!! Thanks in advance! K.

Healthy Eating

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Healthy Snack Recipes

I am soo sick of eating crappy most of the time. I am not a big fast food person but I still find ways to eat pretty lousy! LOL. Anyway, I want to start with some healthy snacks. I like to snack at night and I dont see that going away anytime soon. I found a delicious recipe for strawberry shortcake muffins and they are great! No flour, so gluten free and the main ingredients are oats and plain greek yogurt. At about 95 calories each they are a great snack and I feel satisfied afterward. I will post a link to the recipe in my SWH,...


Healthy Eating Out ?

Can anyone suggest a place for lunch or diner out that has a little more...


Good Healthy Ideas!!

my husband and i live with my husbands family while he is in school, my...


Healthy Snacks

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Healthy Snacks for Me !!!!!

Hi moms, i am trying to lose weight and i need some help with some late night healthy snacks. I am usually up to 1 o' clock in the morning but I eat dinner at 7 or 8pm so by 1am i am hungry and I just need a little snack that wont ruin my diet. Any suggestion would be welcome.


Snacks or No Snacks?

Two of my girls are going through a very picky eating stage. They're 2 and 4...

Juice & Milk

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Soda vs Juice

Sorry to highjack bumblebee's post.... but all the comments insinuating that juice is better than soda has me confused. Juice has virtually the same sugar count, and the nutritional benefits to juice are slim. Every nutritionist I've ever encountered says it's waaaaay better for you to eat the orange than to drink the orange juice (unless you are pressing your own, which I don't think people are doing per the other post). But the general consensus seems to be that store bought juice (even 100% juice) is just as bad for you as soda. ...


Milk and Juice

I am wondering how many ounces of liquids does a 16 month old need? And what...


Toddlers with Juice?

My daughter is 16 months old. We have kept juice from her up to this point...

Limiting Sweets & Sugar

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GMA'S AND SWEETS???? Shouldn't There Be a Limit???

Ok, so I am not sure if this is a vent or a question. But feel free to give me any suggestions on changing this behavior or living with it. A little background: We don't eat sweets often (usually special occassions), and we certainly don't keep them in the house. Also, my husband and I try very hard to get/stay in shape and a healthy weight. We don't eat sugar or processed carbs at all. In addition my daughter is having weight issues that we are working closely with her pediatrician on. Now, I know that gma's are going to spoil kids...


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Getting Fluids Down

Hi mamas, My neice is 10 months and has caught the rotavirus. She was hospitalized for a few days but came home today. She won't take any fluids. My sister is desperate because they said if she doesn't get her to take something soon, she will be back in the hospital. do you mamas have any advice?


Milk and Juice

I am wondering how many ounces of liquids does a 16 month old need? And what...


Overweight or Underweight

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Husband Weight Issue

I need some advice about my husband's weight. He has gained around 50 pounds over the past 2 years. It is all around the middle. He complains about it. Says he watches what he eats. But the truth is he doesn't make healty choices. 5 Root beers a day, chips, nutter butters ect... I have tryed limiting the amount of junk food at the house. Offering healthy choices instead, which is met by disgust. His health is starting to decline. I make healthy meals at home, but for lunch and breakfeast he eats junk not at home. I've tryed...


My Daughter's Weight

I am very concerned about my 1st born - nine month old daughter's weight...


Over Weight Kid

How do i get my 14 yr old son to stop eating for fun not because he is...

Picky Eater

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Very Picky Eater

My 15 month old is a ver picky eater. There are certain things she likes, and anything new i put in front of her she either just smashes it or throws it on the floor. She already eats chicken fingers (or any other sort of very plain chicken that i make for dinner) pizza, meatballs, french fries, applesauce, grapes or raisins, french toast sticks, waffles, blueberry muffins, spaghettios, mac n cheese, grilled cheese,yogurt, ham. Thats about it, no veggies, andonly grapes, no other fruits. She has a well check soon and im definetly going to...


My Picky Eater

I have a 4 year old son who is a very picky eater. I am wondering if there...

Refusing to Eat

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What Do You Do When Your Child Refuses to Eat What You Offer?

My son is two years old and seems to be getting pickier and pickier in what he eats. He used to love pizza but today, he competely refused to eat it. Instead, he just kept banging his fork on the table. When I stopped him and took the fork away, he got very upset, but would not eat. So I ended up taking him out of the chair and be all done with feeling him. I feel bad doing that though. I want him to eat good dinner, but what do you do when he doesn't eat what you offer? We used to try offering him different foods, then he came...


She Won't Eat

My daughter just turned 2 and she has started going out of her way to NOT...

Solid Foods & Weaning

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Eatting Solid Food

My 14 month daughter does't care about eatting solid food. When I bring food to feed her, she never be happy. I have to play her favorite DVD, she will opens her mouth sometime. Sometimes she keeps food in her mouth but not swallow it, or sometimes spits it out. If I put her in highchair, it will be worse. The only time I feel her hungry is at night. Because I am still breastfeeding, she still eats several times at night. I read alot about let her be hungry, she will eat when she is hungry. But at night she just cry to eat. Sometimes I...


How Do I Wean?

How do I wean my 11 mos old that will not eat other foods? She'll eat foods...


Solid Food Advice

Hi, I am a mom to twin 6 month olds and we have just begun solid foods...

Vitamins & Supplements

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Supplements and Vitamins

I was told to start taking supplements and vitamins 3 months before I got pregnant but I do not know which ones I should start taking. What were you told to take when you were pregnant?

Weight Management

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Healthy Eating Out ?

Can anyone suggest a place for lunch or diner out that has a little more healthier menu. Vegatables/Fruit. Thanks


Diet for Weight Loss

I am curious to know what diet you have followed during weight loss and how...