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Your Pumping Problems, Solved

If you’re a new mom and nursing for the first time, pumping can seem downright daunting. But with a little planning and know-how, it’s easy to master the art of pumping—and to find the time to do it. Here, expert answers to the most common questions about expressing breast milk.

Related: 20 Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom and Baby

The Best Baby Gear: On a Budget

The Best Baby Gear: Moderately Priced

4 Easy-to-Use Cloth Diapers

With cheerful fabrics, major moisture-wicking abilities and ouch-free fasteners, modern cloth diapers are nothing like the nappies your grandma used. They make changes a snap and don’t clog landfills. Plus, choosing cloth saves money, too. “It’s possible to get set up with cloth diapers and accessories for around $350 to $500 for 2½ years of use,” says Paula DeVore, cloth diapering expert and owner of Babyworks, who notes that disposable diapers over the same time frame may cost upward of $1,800.

Can Childhood Obesity Be Predicted at Birth?

You may have heard the good news: childhood obesity is on the decline! Still, one in three children are considered overweight. Is your child at risk?

3 Parenting Tips for the Modern Mama

You don't need us to tell you about change (hellooo, new baby, new body, and new motherhood). But parenting advice changes over time, too. Here, three new recommendations for mothers of the 21st century. 

Crispy Broccoli with Garlic-Soy Drizzle

This healthy, delicious broccoli recipe uses parchment paper to help you get your daily dose of veggies. Read more about this easy, low-mess roasting technique.

The Secret Way to Make Your Veggies Delicious

One of the trickier challenges I’ve encountered as a personal chef for families is to come up with tasty-but-healthy ways to prepare veggie recipes for picky eaters. Over the years I’ve found one particular technique that’s easy and always a hit: roasting them on parchment. It has converted veggie-haters of all ages, because roasting removes water and condenses the veggies’ natural sugars, giving them a dense, lightly-sweet nuttiness (no mushiness in sight!). 

Your Pre-Pregnancy Body: Why You May Not Want it Back

Next time you’re in the grocery checkout aisle, see how many tabloid covers mention baby bumps, or how fast some celebrity “got her body back!” Popular culture is obsessed with women’s pregnant and post-pregnant bodies, and exhibits a strong preference that women get rid of all signs of pregnancy ASAP after birth. 

Perfect Vinaigrette

The easiest way to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet is by eating salads.  Full of fiber, folates, and antioxidants, greens are an excellent addition to your healthy prenatal diet—or after baby arrives!  However, salad every day for lunch or dinner can get pretty boring.

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