SarahRD.tv Episode 2 Show Notes Two Topics:
Topic 1: Breastfeeding
75% of new moms initiate breastfeeding right after the baby is born.
Rates of moms still breastfeeding are greatly reduced to less than 25% at the infant's first birthday
Breastfeeding benefits for the baby:
1. Breastfeed babies are less likely to have respiratory, tummy, skin, and ear infections
2. Long term benefits of breast feeding as the child gets older are a decreased risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, decreased risk of Asthma, decreased risk of developing leukemia
Breastfeeding benefits for the mother:
1. Decreased risk of breast cancer,
2. Decreased risk of diabetes
3. While breastfeeding the mother does not have to worry about buying and storing expensive formula. The mother does not have to take time to prepare a bottle (nice in the middle of the night).
What should a breastfeeding mother eat?
1. Drink lots of fluids, at least three servings of low fat or nonfat dairy per day, lots of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains,
Reasons Moms Stop Breast Feeding
1. Lack of support from family and friends
Solutions: Find a lactation consultant, find a support group local and online, and hang around other breastfeeding moms.
Topic 2: Removal of Chocolate Milk in Schools
1. All Milk (white, chocolate, strawberry, etc.) contains key nutrients Calcium, Vitamin D, Riboflavin, Phosphorus, Protein, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12, and Niacin
2. US Dietary Guidelines states that Americans lack many of the nutrients found in milk.
3. If a child does not have an option to drink chocolate milk will they choose the white milk?; maybe but they also could choose sugar fruit drinks as a substitute which offer zero nutrients.
4. All milk contains 12 grams of natural sugar called lactose.
How much sugar is appropriate for your child?
If you can get 10% of your child's calories from added sugar or less, that is healthy.
For example, if you have a younger child age 4 to 5 about 120 calories or 30 grams of added sugar a day is considered appropriate.
If you have an adolescent child (s)he can afford up to 300 calories or 75 grams of added sugar a day.
Always consult with a Registered Dietitian (found at www.eatright.org) for personalized meal plans. Sarah Krieger is available for consulting via phone, email, or in person, visit www.sarahkrieger.com.