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Join mom RDs Nicole and Gina for a judgement free chat about all your favorite child and parent wellness topics (beer and dessert included).

Dietitians Dish Nicole Morrissey and Gina Forster

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 86 Ratings

Join mom RDs Nicole and Gina for a judgement free chat about all your favorite child and parent wellness topics (beer and dessert included).

    New Motherhood Amid COVID-19 with Dasi Ginnis, LCSW and Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered by Jessica Allmyer, IBCLC

    New Motherhood Amid COVID-19 with Dasi Ginnis, LCSW and Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered by Jessica Allmyer, IBCLC

    Bringing life into the world amid a pandemic is unprecedented. Join us as we talk to a new mom who navigated COVID-19 during her hospital delivery. We'll also learn along as she shares added insights from her role as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with specialized work in helping women struggling with grief, trauma, and life transitions. We'll also hear from mother and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Jessica Allmyer as she responds to commonly asked questions on the topic of breastfeeding.







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    Resources and Show Notes

    From Jessica Allmyer, IBCLC, FAQ's:







    Question 1: How do I know my baby is getting enough breast milk?



    This is probably the most common question I get as an IBCLC and for good reason!



    I like to start by reminding parents that it is normal and expected that newborns will lose a little weight in their first 2-3 days of life. Around 3-4 days of life we like to see that loss plateau and then start to come back up, so that by 10-14 days of life baby is back to and then starting to pass their birth weight. Baby’s healthcare provider will help determine if weight loss is within normal or a flag for an issue with feeding.



    Once a baby is home, there are several things a mother can look at to make sure things are still on track. One of the most important indicators for how much is going in is how much is going out. Diaper output is usually a good gauge for determining if a new baby is getting enough milk. After the third day of life we expect that a baby will have at least 6 soaking wet diapers and 2 or more poopy diapers in a 24 hour period. If they are having less than that, that would be a good reason to reach out to the pediatrician and an IBCLC to have the whole picture looked at, including weight loss/gain and feeding effectiveness. As a babies gets older, they may begin to space out their stools more, but wet diapers should remain at least 6 saturated diapers per day.



    In the first few weeks of life we also expect that a newborn will eat AT LEAST 8-12 times per day. I highly recommend that in the beginning parents track feeding and diaper output because it can be so difficult to remember all of these details when you’re a new sleep deprived parent. Is there an app for that? Of course, but in my opinion nothing beats pencil and paper for this because it is easy to get a quick glance at the information without getting caught up in the “extras” of an app.



    During feeding you want to see active jaw movement, not just some cheek wiggling. Typically you’ll see 1-3 long pulls followed by an audible swallow and see a wide open jaw with a short “pause” in the chin. This should be consistent without long breaks. You’ll want to feel a strong tug on the breast/nipple, without a pinching or sharp shooting pain.



    If baby is eating well frequently and having frequent wet and poopy diapers that is a good sign!



    Sometimes a baby will have enough diapers but be frantic during feedings, unsettled between feedings, and have a generally “upset” disposition. Just like adults, babies can have a wide range of “personality” traits, and it is normal for newborns to want to be held and fed often. However, it isn’t a bad idea to have a feeding assessment to make sure nothing is being missed and that weight gain is on track. You can discuss this with your pediatrician and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) if you are concerned.



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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Kombucha and Nutrition with Danielle Fiskars Byers

    Kombucha and Nutrition with Danielle Fiskars Byers

    Kombucha is leading the way in the functional beverage market. Growth in recent years has been huge and there's a huge reason why: NUTRITION! Join Registered Dietitian, Danielle Fiskars Byers, founder of Physic Kombucha, on this episode to learn more about kombucha, brewing, and all of the nutritional merits it offers!







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    Resources and Show Notes

    Physic Kombucha - Kalamazoo, Michigan



    Physic Kombucha on Instagram



    Physic Kombucha on Facebook



    Meyer Lemon Tart



    Avocado and Prunes Cake

    • 46 min
    2020 Wellness Goal Updates

    2020 Wellness Goal Updates

    Back in January we spoke about our wellness goals for the year, so now we are updating you on how we are doing.  Let's just say things have changed since Covid happened, and all the things going on in our world right now. We hope you can get some ideas and perhaps be inspired to look back at your own goals, if you chose to make them!







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    Resources and Show Notes

    Elevate (Gina's favorite brain stimulating app)



    White Fragility (Gina highly recommends this book to everyone)



    Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce (Gina's fave new recipe)



    Cucumber Grape Salad with Poppyseed Dressing



    Radish Dip



    Simply Watermelon Juice + Watermelon Lacroix = Nicole's new favorite mocktail

    • 1 hr
    Everybody Poops, Until They Can't - Let's Talk Constipation

    Everybody Poops, Until They Can't - Let's Talk Constipation

    Constipation may be a topic you'd rather not discuss, which is why we are discussing it for you.  Join us as we explore strategies for preventing and treating constipation in adults, children, and infants.  Everyone likes a little poop talk every once in a while, right?  And in the dog days of summer you may find these tips particularly useful.  You're welcome.







     



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    Resources and Show Notes

    Regular Girl (low FODMAP fiber and prebiotic)



    Nicole's Cookbook Every Day Healthy Cooking (find Gina's two new favorite recipes)

    • 50 min
    Habits and Tips to Increase Your Energy Level

    Habits and Tips to Increase Your Energy Level

    Is there anyone who doesn't long for more energy? Do you ever look at your children and think, "If only I had half their energy!?". SAMESIES. That said, we have good energy levels! Join us to talk through various tips and tricks you can implement to add energy to your life. We talk everything from sitting disease to blue light to napping! Be sure to listen in!







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    Resources and Show Notes

    Harvard Health - Blue Light Has a Downside



    The WholeU from University of Washington, Sitting Disease



    Quinoa Salad - 2 cups cooked quinoa, cucumber, sliced cherry tomato, feta, dill, 1/4 cup evoo, salt and pepper to taste



    Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Ham and Peas



    Blue Light Glasses

    • 59 min
    A Discussion of Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating with No.Food.Rules Developer Colleen Christensen

    A Discussion of Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating with No.Food.Rules Developer Colleen Christensen

    I (Nicole) interview a fellow Michigan Registered Dietitian and developer of No.Food.Rules on her philosophy and work around Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating. Join us for this conversation around body weight, food freedom, set point (weight) theory, and if and how BMI standards jive with optimal health. Be sure to check out the show notes on ways to get in touch with Colleen after the show - enjoy!







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    Resources and Show Notes

    Get in touch with Colleen Christensen on Instagram, YouTube, and her website, Colleen Christensen Nutrition!



    Also be sure to grab Colleen's free e-book, The Ultimate 5 Step Guide to Food Freedom!



    Today's Dietitian - Health at Every Size: A Dietary Approach that Focuses on Healthful Lifestyle Behaviors — Not Weight Loss



     

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

EKGO13 ,

Fun & Relatable

Love listening & learning. They are down to earth & keep it real. Great advice/recommendations for us all (not just those with kiddos).

M.Consuelo.L ,

Relatable

I’ve been listening to these ladies for a while now. I actually have very little in common with them. I don’t have kids and I’m not from the Midwest. But they’re unpretentious and no topic seems to be off the table. It feels like I’m listening to friends having a conversation around the kitchen table and that’s pretty comforting for me right now. I’m sometimes surprised by their food advice (they seem to think dairy is an important food group), but I still get a ton of good ideas and sound advice/information from them.

auzieme93 ,

Amazing podcast!

I have been listening to Nicole for awhile now, love her knowledge and energy!

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