Sugar Mama, Bouncing Baby…

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The first time we gave my nephew a taste of frosting he was just under one.  Within minutes he went from calm and serene to bouncing intensely like a screeching monkey to completely crashed out on my lap.  This is the exact sugar rollercoaster we experience, but most of us are so used to having it in our diets we don’t really notice.  Instead, we eat more sugar and caffeine to revive our energy and continue the cycle.  For the most part, our blood sugar levels can rebound, but it’s alot different when you’re eating for two.  A baby is far more sensitive to the effects of caffeine and sugar.  Whatever goes in your mouth when you are pregnant or breastfeeding has a direct line to your baby.  Ideally, eating regular protein/ carbohydrate balanced meals and snacks throughout the day and minimize your sugar and caffeine intake will keep you both feeling steady.  Of course, indulging in sweets from time to time is  important too– so choose items without artificial sweeteners (try agave nectar– a delicious low glycemic sweetener) and high quality dark chocolate to receive all the health benefits.

One Comment to “Sugar Mama, Bouncing Baby…”

  1. […] like this: quick energy pick-up, push through current activity and crash. It’s the typical sugar roller-coaster that feels energizing in the moment and ultimately leads to burnout if relied upon for long periods […]

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