Category Archives: Conversations

State of the World’s Mothers: A Conversation with Carolyn Miles

Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles visits the Sanjay Colony urban slum in Dehli, India, where Save the Children’s community health volunteers connect pregnant women and mothers with young children to a Save the Children mobile health clinic and the public health system. Photo by Soumen Nath / Save the Children. Carolyn Miles is the President and CEO of Save the Children, a global organization that invests in childhood with a focus on child protection, education, emergency response, health and nutrition, hunger, and HIV/AIDS. Here, she chats with Wee Feed about their just-released…Read More

The Window To Future Health

Wee Feed expert advisor Dr. Leanne Redman answers your questions about weight gain, fitness (physical and mental), and mom’s role as a nutritional gatekeeper. Read on to learn more about the essential role of nutrition in women’s health from Dr. Redman, an Associate Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center within the Louisiana State University System. As your research is focused on women’s health and weight management, particularly during the 1,000-day window, what trends are you seeing with respect to nutrition during, and even before, pregnancy? Dr. Redman:  Not only is the weight and health status of a mother at the time of…Read More

Un-Sweetening the Deal

What do 40% of pregnant women crave most? Sweets! But be careful, sugar mama, because there’s new evidence that shows too much sugar can expand our waistlines, rot our teeth and increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease for us and our children. The Research In March 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on sugar. It recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of sugar to less than 10% (and ideally down to 5%) of their total energy intake. Doing so can diminish the risk of overweight, obesity…Read More

Nourishing Mom and Baby During National Nutrition Month

We teamed up with What To Expect, Heidi Murkoff and Emma Bing, and 1,000 Days  to host a Twitter chat about nourishing mom and baby in honor of National Nutrition Month. From pregnancy foods to breastfeeding tips, the #March4Nutrition chat generated robust conversations about healthy eating and feeding from pregnancy through toddlerhood — the optimal window to lay a foundation for lifelong health and nutrition. Did you miss the chat? Not to worry, you can catch up with our Storify recap here!