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1,000 Days  Helping break the cycle of hunger and poverty by championing better nutrition for women and children. Changing the future, all in a 1,000 days work.

A baby's brain can make up to 1,000 connections every second. That's why the #EarlyMomentsMatter.

The science is clear about what children need during the first 1,000 days in order to grow, learn and thrive. Based on a literature review of existing scientific evidence, along with recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other leading experts, 1,000 Days identified a set of 10 “building blocks” for good nutrition in the first 1,000 days. These building blocks represent what every child needs to have the strongest start to life and all 10 of them are essential to healthy growth and development. To learn more, click the link in our bio.

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"After my boys were born, there were appointments.

To check their latch.

To check their weight.

To check their hearing.

To check the colour of their skin for signs of jaundice.

There were appointments.

There were regular pokes and prods.

Their well-being was front and centre.

I'd say, when it comes to our health-care system, they were well taken care of.

Then there was me.

A first-time mom without a clue.

Engorged, bleeding, and stitched up.

Sent home with some painkillers and stool softeners.

Thrown into motherhood with the expectation my instincts would kick in.

That I would know how to handle colic and late night feedings.

That breastfeeding would come as nature intended.

That my husband would sense my spiral into depression.

That I would know how to live in my new and very foreign body.

That this stomach wouldn't make me feel hideous.

And my mind wouldn't make me feel less than they deserved.

No one poked me.

No one prodded.

No one checked my stitches, my healing, or my sanity until eight weeks postpartum.

And even then, it was a pat on the back and I was sent on my way.

Our world forgets about mothers.

We slip through the cracks.

We become background noise.

And in that, we learn our role... our place in our family unit... to always come last.

Folks, we can't put mothers last.

Our babies need us.

To be healthy.

To know that we are worthy.

To know that Motherhood, while natural, can sometimes feel like the least natural role in our life.

And that deserves attention.

Mothers deserve attention.

We need our world to fuss over us the way they fuss over ten fresh fingers and ten fresh toes.

We need to be seen.

We need to be heard.

We need someone to not only ask if we're okay but to check time and time again, just to be sure.

We're not just a uterus.

We're not just a lifeline to a new and precious soul.

We're mothers.

And we need someone to make sure we're ok, too." via Grown Up Glamour by Anneliese Lawton on Facebook

Today marks #WorldFoodDay – a day dedicated to ensuring food & #nutrition security for ALL #WFD2018 #ZeroHunger

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Let me tell you about my new amazing mom find - 1,000 Days! 😄 1,000 Days is a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving nutrition for moms and babies. 🍎 I’m excited for the opportunity to work with them and share their awesome videos on when and how to introduce solids to your little ones. 👶🏻 These videos are awesome, and a great resource for not just parents, but grandparents, caretakers and even daycare teachers!
Check out my newest blog post to find out more. 💙 Link in bio! @first1000days #sponsored

Educating girls improves their future and that of the next generation. .
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In areas where mothers have received at least a primary education, rates of #stunting are lower. Additionally, countries that invest in girls education have lower maternal and infant deaths. #dayofthegirl

On #WorldObesityDay, let's remember that #obesity prevention requires action throughout the life course, especially in the first #1000days. .
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Good nutrition sets the foundation for all the days that follow. 🥝🥑🥒🥦🍏🍐🍊🍌🍉

From paid family leave to adequate accommodations for pumping, workplace support is VITAL to increasing breastfeeding rates.

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🥑Can I get a double tap if introducing solids to your kids totally freaked you out?🥑
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Also, isn’t this the cutest baby picture of Lydia EVER? This feels like a lifetime ago! I have a ton of friends having babies lately, and it’s lead to a LOT of discussions about Lydia’s first year of life. Today I’m teaming up with my friends over at 1,000 Days to talk about when we introduced solids to Lydia, how, what I would have done differently, and I’m sharing some great FREE resources to make it WAY easier for y’all than it was for us (link to the full blog post is in my profile)! #ad

The foundation of a child’s health begins with her mother’s nutrition. .
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During pregnancy, babies are entirely dependent on their mothers for the nutrients they need to help their bodies grow and their organs develop properly.

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✨ On the blog: The Beauty Of 1,000 Days
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For the past few weeks, we have been focusing on what postpartum looks like for mom. Body, mental health, and self care has been the growing topic when it comes to making that transition from pregnant to new mom. Have we ever stopped to think about postpartum for baby? We are partnered with the leading non profit, @first1000days, to shed light on the importance of a child’s nutrition during their first 1,000 days of life.
#AD Full article at link in our bio.
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According to the CDC, the “percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970’s”. This can be accounted for more readily available food options or the workload that has an effect on a parent’s ability to cook healthier meals. Lack of education surrounding healthy eating can be largely at fault as well.
For many moms, they just don’t know what to do. Food aversion in babies makes it difficult to feed healthier meals and when you have a picky eater, sometimes the goal changes from eating healthy to just eating anything. Mom can quickly tire out. Full link in bio.
Videography via: @yeyo.photography
Model: @itsjeanine_ .
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#blackmomsblog #1000days #first1000days #nutritionalfacts #cdc #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama

Exclusive #breastfeeding is a cornerstone of child survival health bc it provides essential, irreplaceable nutrition for a child’s growth and development. .
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Nonetheless, just 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed in the first six months of life, globally.

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