Start Your Baby Off Right. The first six months of life are a critical period for the development of a healthy immune system and a functional allergic response. Though March, Winter Well-Infant Consultations with Functional Nutritionist, Stephanie Pearson, will be offered for just $45. Learn easy to follow, step-by-step guidelines to setting your baby up for the best possible start!
- Third trimester diet and supplementation in preparation for the first six months of infancy- a critical window of time for immune-system development
- Guidelines for the postpartum period immediately follow birth
- Information pertinent to healthy breast milk production AND supplemental must-dos for bottle fed babies
- Guidelines for introducing baby's first foods
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