A new growth chart is being put into place according to the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the Centers for Disease Control. In the past, normal growth for children under age 2 was based not based specifically on breastfed babies which made it very difficult for parents to understand how their baby, who is breastfed was growing. The new charts use breastfed babies as the “norm” for growth. More information from The World Health Organization can be found here and offers some really insightful information and details on the new growth charts. Have any of you gone through this with your pediatrician?
We were so excited when we saw the New York Times article recently published about bringing healthier lunches to our schools. “The rules establish calorie and sodium limits for meals, require schools to serve larger portions of fruits and vegetables and mandate that all milk be 1 percent or nonfat. Requirements for the use of whole grains are also being phased in.” It seems like the organizations in charge of regulating school menus are really changing the way things have been done in the past. More meals are being made from scratch with fresh, local ingredients and simple changes like fat free milk as opposed to 2% are whats available to the kids. These sorts of changes in our schools are so good for not just the kids in the schools but communities as a whole. Supporting local farmers and teaching kids about nutrition will go a long way in improving communities as a whole.
Pregnant mama’s, do we have some good news for you! Feeling nauseous? Spotted over on lil sugar are seven yummy foods to help ease that ickiness. How delicious do those cantaloupe mint popsicles look!? Hop on over to see what else is helping cure the inevitable morning sickness.
We don’t talk much on the B Nature blog about adult fashion but with the summer season, flowers a bloom and this heat we’ve got floral prints on our minds. Aren’t these pants from ASOS so great? We love the simple white tee with them! Have any of you ventured out of your normal comfortable jeans into something a little more fun like these?
Is it the new wedding photography? I first came across the idea of birth photography from a photographer friend of mine who started the birth photography business Beautiful Beginnings and recently there has been a ton of press, including this article in the New York Times around the topic. Did you use a birth photographer to capture those moments during and after labor? I guess we never really thought about it until we realized it has not always been a “thing.” It makes perfect sense though- these are the moments you are meeting your child for the first time ever. That concept alone is pretty incredible and is surely worthy of quality photography, don’t you agree? What are your thoughts on it?