By Cherie Chu, MD DipABLM: Take the time to teach your kids healthy habits now, and you will set them up for success for a lifetime of wellness. It may take a little extra work on the front end, but here is just one reason why it is worth the effort. Studies show that these five habits can help prevent common health issues down the road, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Learn more about the Top 5 Healthy Habits you can teach your kids, followed by ideas to implement them for yourself and your kids.
While this is a fun, new adventure, remember that even after starting solids, primary nutrition will be from breast milk or formula in the first year of life. No cow’s milk or juice yet either, please! Don’t be surprised if that first bite of avocado puree puts a weird face on your baby. That doesn’t mean stop trying.
Breastfeeding isn't easy. Just ask Maya Vorderstrasse (photo credit above - and we love her). It's hard! It takes a village. Manasa Mantravadi, M.D. weighs in on the powers of breast milk and the importance of encouraging moms to try it and educating them about its powerful benefits. Part of Ahimsa's mission is to encourage healthy habits from a young age. That starts in infancy - months before plates, cups or bowls are introduced!