Fitness and Nutrition

Good Fats for a 14-month-old

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture

QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
Hi. My 14-month-old son, who has a dairy allergy, is a very picky eater. I know fats are good for babies so I've been trying to get him to eat veggies cooked in olive oil, peanut butter, etc. But he hates veggies, squishes his PBJs and loathes avocado. He thrives on crackers and other dry foods (has some texture issues as well). How can I get fats into him?

Thanks!
Christa

Newly Pregnant; Okay to Start Walking?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I am about 4 weeks right now and I was wondering if I could start walking every day.

I have been active in the past, lifting weights and running about 2-3 times a week. However, I hurt my back this summer and have been unable to do very much. I was just getting back in the groove when I found out I was pregnant.

Will Pregnancy Be too Risky with Osteopenia?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I am a 36-year-old Brazilian mother of a 5-year-old child and would like to have my second baby. The problem is that in 2000 I broke my left knee and later found out I had osteopenia (a phase before the osteoporosis). Later I also had a rib fracture while I was coughing during a cold episode. It has been treated with calcium and vitamin D supplements and it has shown to be stable so far.

Is it Safe to Continue Exercising After Insemination?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
Hello. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant, but finally after no such luck tried artificial insemination 1 week ago. If it took, is it safe for me to continue jogging and sit-ups or like my in-laws said "you might jar the new development loose and lose the fetus"? I don't want to jeopardize anything.

Have you heard also if it is safe to take my Zyrtec for allergies?

Thank you.
Suzann

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