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The Ketogenic Diet: Everything You Need to Know

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 3, 2018
Family, friends, co-workers – it seems like we all know someone trying the ketogenic diet and reporting stories of instant weight loss, increased energy, and better moods.  With reports like that, who wouldn’t want to try it?   Far too little people, however, know the details of the diet and the risks associated with it.  Read […]
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One Thing You Need To Know About Diabetes, From a Breastfeeding Mother’s Perspective

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On May 24, 2018
Breastfeeding and breastmilk have long been touted for the health benefits for both moms and babies include lowering the risks of asthma, allergies, ear infections, ovarian and breast cancer, and just to name a few.  Recent research has established that breastfeeding can also decrease the risk of maternal type 2 diabetes.  According to the American […]
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4 Months vs. 5 Months vs. 6 Months: When should I introduce solid foods?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On May 17, 2018
Introducing solid foods to infants can be such an exciting time.  Discovering their likes, dislikes, and exploring new foods is such an amazing milestone for babies.  The foods we prepare are just as important as when we offer those foods to our infants.  A recent report indicated that more than half of babies are currently […]
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Mamas On The Move: Your Quick Guide to Prenatal Exercise and Fitness

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 26, 2017
Although the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women implement 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week, only 42% of women surveyed reported exercising during their pregnancy, with only half continuing that exercise regimen past the sixth month (1,2,3). While apprehensions and barriers to beginning […]
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Intern Spotlight: Les’Shon Irby

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On May 2, 2016
In our May Intern Spotlight meet Les’Shon, a MPH Candidate from Georgia State University. Where are you originally from, where do you go to school and what year are you? I am originally from the Greater Atlanta area. This is my final year as a Master of Public Health (health promotion and behavior concentration) student […]
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Intern Spotlight: Valerie Evanoff

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On April 14, 2016
In 2016 Pea Pod will have the pleasure of working with over a dozen interns through our public health, nutrition and anthropology internship programs. In our Intern Spotlight series we’d like to introduce you to some of the students we have the pleasure of working with this year. Where are you originally from, where do […]
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Breastfeeding Classes

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On December 2, 2015
Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support offers a variety of breastfeeding classes to help educate, support and help mothers and families reach their breastfeeding goals. We believe that a successful breastfeeding relationship between mother and child begins with the family and community support. Please feel free to bring anyone who will be providing support to […]
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Newborns 101: Neonatal Jaundice

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On January 12, 2015
Neonatal jaundice occurs in about 84% of newborns and is characterized as high levels of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow substance created when the body replaces old red blood cells with new ones causing yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. The yellowing sometimes starts on the face and then […]
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