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Eating Habits for New Moms

Did You Start Eating Better Once You Entered Motherhood?

Before baby arrived, mama may have occasionally skipped dinner or even resorted to a liquid diet at the local happy hour. But when there's a wee one in the family, mommy's schedule shifts and often, so does her eating habits. Pregnancy usually kicks a woman's bad eating habits to the curb, giving her a head start on better food choices. When her child reaches the 6-month mark and starts eating solid foods, mum may find herself eating better than ever before. If she's making her own babe's pureed broccoli, chances are she's nibbling on the crowns, too and upping her own folic acid and iron intake.

Did you start eating better once you became a mama?

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starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
The meals I cook have always been really healthy, but I'm trying to stop stocking up on chocolate and chips...I do healthier now though, since I'm trying to lose the baby weight...9 pounds to go!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I definitely eat more healthy... before when it was just us and we were both working money was flowing and we skipped plenty of meals, would maybe eat once a day, and ate lots of not so healthy things. As soon as I found out i was pregnant, i started eating better and pregnancy forced me to eat more often or i would be seriously ill. I do tend to miss a meal or two now but its usually because i have too much morning sickness to eat. I usually eat breakfast a few hours after getting up now. We aren't nutty about what we eat, but almost all of it is good and wholesome, but we also indulge occasionally. When you eat lean meats and veggies and whole grains for every meal, a cookie here or there isn't going to kill you. I dont EVER plan to fall into the constant chicken nugget and buttered pasta routine though. If she won't eat what we are eating, she doesn't eat at all, something that we do even now within reason. We don't force anything spicy or really strange on her, but most meals its this or nothing. A few skipped meals won't be as bad as her getting used to eating crap all of the time. We grew up eating a really wide variety of things, and it still shocks me to this day when i hear people say their husband or friend or whatever refuse to eat vegetables of any kind or something like that.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
Sometimes I miss meals too. We have done a major overhaul of what we consume since we had our daughter -- so what we DO eat is very healthy. My girl has amazing eating habits so far, thank goodness! But yes, I definitely don't eat as much as I should considering how busy I can be some days!
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Haha...and when they get a little older you will eat the junk food they eat!!! I have chicken nuggets and PB&J for lunch all the time.
meandtheo meandtheo 7 years
actually it is the opposite! i have been a mother of two for 6 weeks now and i can not tell you how many meals i have missed! i always used to laugh off people that said they forgot to eat thinking it impossible, but not anymore i always forget to eat! My kids are clean with full bellies while i haven't showered or eaten in days!
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