Newborn and Infant Nutrition
Curious to see what a “naturopathic neonatal nutrition plan” includes?
There are 2 things that all babies need to be supplemented with from birth:
Though breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for an infant, there are a few key things that neonates need in addition to their standard diet. Breastmilk alone does not provide infants with an adequate amount of vitamin D, even if the mother has sufficient blood levels. In fact, Health Canada recommends all babies receive vitamin D from birth.
Probiotics are also important to help with the development of baby’s gut and in order for them to digest milk properly. As many mamas are given antibiotics during a c-section or a vaginal birth, it is important to help introduce healthy bacteria back for optimal intestinal health! This can help to prevent thrush and bad bacteria from causing issues later on.
Remember, only pediatric “baby doses” of these nutrients are needed, and it is important that you are using high quality brands.
It’s best to get help from a professional. Talk to your naturopath at Dalhousie Health and Wellness to ensure your little ones are getting all the nutrition that they need!
When is comes to Pregnancy and Chiropractic care prevention is key. Over 80% of women experience back pain during pregnancy. If the chance of you experiencing low back pain during your pregnancy is so high, then why wait until you are in pain to address the problem? Why not get ahead of your prenatal low back pain?
Prehabilitation is a term used to describe prevention. With prehabilitation we are addressing weakness in the body, and correcting it before it leads to a problem. In most cases pregnant mom’s seek help once the problem or pain has already started. With a prevention or prehabilitation mindset, we are getting ahead of a problem before it begins.
A chiropractor with special training in prenatal care can asses the spine, pelvis and core to see if you need help. A chiropractor can see problems developing in the body before mom-to-be experiences pain.
At Dalhousie Health and Wellness Dr. Hodges, (chiropractor with special training in prenatal and postpartum care) will asses the spine and joints of the pelvis. She will test to see if the core and pelvic floor are functioning to support the body and help prevent pain. If a problem exists, Dr. Meredith Hodges will discuss treatment options, prescribe exercises and help fix the problem before pain starts.
If you are pregnant and want to prevent low back pain during your pregnancy call Dalhousie Health and Wellness to get on the prevention path towards a happy, healthy pregnancy.
See you at your next visit,