Nutrition · Pregnancy

Do I need to avoid foods that cause allergies when I’m pregnant?

The answer is no. The only time you need to avoid any common food allergens is if you have a known food allergy. Health Canada identifies the following 11 foods as common allergens: Eggs Milk Mustard Peanuts Crustaceans Fish Molluscs Soy Sulphites Wheat Tree Nuts Sesame Seeds It's common in pregnancy to develop an intolerance… Continue reading Do I need to avoid foods that cause allergies when I’m pregnant?

Baby's First Year · Nutrition

Introducing milk, what you need to know

Often parents ask questions about introducing milk to their young children.  When to introduce, how much to give, and what kinds of milk are all common questions I hear from parents. Generally, once children are 9 to 12 months old, they can begin to drink cow's milk.  The reason cow’s milk is not recommended until… Continue reading Introducing milk, what you need to know