Eat Well, Lose Weight, While Breastfeeding: The Complete Nutrition Book for Nursing Mothers (Paperback)

The Complete Nutrition Book for Nursing Mothers

By Eileen Behan

Ballantine Books, 9780345492593, 265pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2007

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The new mom's most trusted resource-now revised and updated to include the latest in nutrition and dietary concerns

This hands-on guide provides mothers with expert advice on losing weight and eating well, so you can feel good about your decision to nurse. Registered dietitian, professional nutritionist, and mother of two Eileen Behan shows you how to shed pounds safely and naturally while nourishing a happy, healthy baby. Learn what and how much to eat, what foods to avoid, the best exercises, plus ways to keep the pounds off after you stop breastfeeding. Get the latest on:

- vitamin and mineral recommendations from the frontlines of nutrition research
- the Glycemic Index-what it is and what it means to breastfeeding women
- fish safety-what you need to know about toxin levels to protect you and your baby
- low-carb diets-good or bad for breastfeeding moms?
- calcium-does it speed up weight loss?
- whole grains-the best ways to integrate this ultimate energy food into your diet
- nuts-high-protein food or fattening snack?
- childhood obesity-how to prevent harmful eating habits, from breastfeeding through toddler years
- sugar substitutes-which ones are best?

PLUS-All new crock-pot recipes, more Web-based resources, and a breakthrough eating plan that allows mothers to eat well, lose weight naturally, and have a happy nursing experience.


About the Author

Eileen Behan is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and a registered dietitian. She has more than 25 years of experience working with individuals and families. Behan trained as a dietitian at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and completed the ADA weight-management program training for children, adolescents, and adults. Behan has published seven books, including the bestselling Eat Well, Lose Weight, While Breastfeeding. She has written for The Washington Post, Newsweek, Parents magazine, Parenting, and Tufts University Nutrition Newsletter. She has appeared on numerous television networks and programs to discuss nutrition, including CNN, CNBC, and the Today show. She lives on the New Hampshire coast.
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