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Apple Cosmopolitan

EAT, entertain By December 29, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Spiced apple cocktail makes a great cold-weather apple cosmopolitan. Serve ice cold. Thread a dried apple chip onto the cinnamon stick garnish if you’d like.  We also have a ton of mocktail recipes if you’d prefer!

Serves: 1 Prep time: 5 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

Ingredients:
½ cup President’s Choice Spiced Apple Cocktail
2 tbsp (25 ml) Vodka
2 tbsp (25 ml) Calvados or Applejack or other apple brandy
1 cinamon stick Ice cubes 1.

Method:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add apple cocktail, vodka and Calvados. Shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick. Makes 1 serving

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What is Safe During Pregnancy

What is Safe During Pregnancy?

FAM, pregnancy By August 25, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Many a newly pregnant woman has several panic attacks when she realizes that pregnancy means changing some habits.  What is safe during pregnancy?  Can I dye my hair? Eat Sushi? What about nail polish fumes and second hand smoke?  And the stress that all of these questions are causing. UrbanMommies has pulled together articles and advice from our medical experts to help you navigate the beautiful months while pregnant.  Breathe, relax, and remember that moderation and instinct should always remain in the equation.  As with anything, your doctor or midwife should be consulted if you are concerned about any issues you are having.

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Breastfeeding and Alcohol

baby, FAM By May 1, 2007 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

Q – My baby is 7 weeks old and I am exclusively breastfeeding and very happy doing it. I am, though, really missing a glass of wine or two…not like I need to drink a lot but I feel very conflicted about it while I’m nursing. How much is ok to drink, how long do I have to wait before feeding my baby, and how long does it take for the alcohol to actually leave my body?

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Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding

Uncategorized By October 1, 2006 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

People believe that there are multiple foods to avoid while breastfeeding, but the only thing women need to be careful of is alcohol.  Alcohol does pass through the breast milk so if a woman does have a drink she should avoid breastfeeding for the next four hours and express and discard the milk produced during that period.

Women are often told they should not have chocolate, coffee or certain vegetables but none of these are actually harmful to the baby.  Some babies will react to certain foods a mother has eaten, but this varies greatly from baby to baby and mother to mother.  It is always wise to try foods you like even if they are “gassy vegetables” and watch for a change in the baby’s behavior.  If there is no change then there is no point in restricting yourself.   From my own personal experience, my oldest son was never upset about my eating chocolate or coffee but was not thrilled with tomatoes but my youngest one really did not like my eating chocolate. (Probably why I lost the weight faster the second time around.)

– Linda Ducholke

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