About the Speaker

Theresa Nesbitt, MD–“Dr. Theresa”–is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist with special training in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her interests these days lie in promoting health and wellness for women with a focus on mothers. She has a particular interest in brain growth and development.

She is the Director of Family Health Coaching, editor of Babies and Breastfeeding Magazine and author of Evolutionary Eating: How We Got Fat and 7 Simple Fixes. She anticipates publication of her newest book Building a Baby Brain Bite by Bite – How to Eat Before, During and After Pregnancy in 2015.

She is also Coauthor (with Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, FILCA) of the Natural Breastfeeding Program – The Solution to Successful Start.

Dr Nesbitt developed an interest in breastfeeding because of she observed that although many pregnant women PLAN to breastfeed, they are not really PREPARED to do so. Her interest in brain health, nutrition and developmental kinesiology have helped her to look at Breastfeeding and Human milk from a new perspective.

Official Bio for Brochure

Theresa Nesbitt, MD (“Dr. Theresa”) is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist with special training in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her interests these days lie in promoting health and wellness for women with a focus on mothers. She has a particular interest in brain growth and development.

She is the Director of Family Health Coaching, editor of Babies and Breastfeeding Magazine and author of Evolutionary Eating: How We Got Fat and 7 Simple Fixes. She anticipates publication of her newest book Building a Baby Brain Bite by Bite – How to Eat Before, During and After Pregnancy in 2015.

She is also Coauthor (with Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, FILCA) of the Natural Breastfeeding Program – The Solution to Successful Start.

Dr Nesbitt developed an interest in breastfeeding because of she observed that although many pregnant women PLAN to breastfeed, they are not really PREPARED to do so. Her interest in brain health, nutrition and developmental kinesiology have helped her to look at Breastfeeding and Human milk from a new perspective.

Bio for Introduction

Theresa Nesbitt MD “Dr. Theresa” is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist with special training in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her interests these days lie in promoting health and wellness for women with a focus on mothers. She has a particular interest in brain growth and development.

She is the Director of Family Health Coaching, editor of Babies and Breastfeeding Magazine and author of Evolutionary Eating: How We Got Fat and 7 Simple Fixes. She anticipates publication of her newest book Building a Baby Brain Bite by Bite – How to Eat Before, During and After Pregnancy in 2015.

She is also Coauthor (with Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, FILCA) of the Natural Breastfeeding Program – The Solution to Successful Start.

Dr Nesbitt developed an interest in breastfeeding because of she observed that although many pregnant women PLAN to breastfeed, they are not really PREPARED to do so. Her interest in brain health, nutrition and developmental kinesiology have helped her to look at Breastfeeding and Human milk from a new perspective.




Presentations

THE HUMAN BREAST — AN INDISPENSABLE DISPENSER

Time-frame: 30-120
CERP: yes

Anatomically humans are the only animals that don’t have separate passages for air and food. This adaptation permits speech. The action of breastfeeding on the developing palate and breathing mechanics is distinctly different from sucking on a manufactured “nipple”. Nature gave mothers not only the perfect food but the perfect dispenser.

NATURAL BREASTFEEDING — THE SUCCESSFUL START SOLUTIONS

Time-frame: 30-120
CERP: yes

Natural Breastfeeding is a quick and easy positioning system that takes advantage of the pressure activated “hot spots” that help newborns stabilize their core, latch and suck more effectively. Focusing on the first few weeks after birth Natural Breastfeeding helps mothers and babies avoid the most common reasons new mothers wean earlier than they wanted.

EATING BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER PREGNANCY

Time-frame: 30-120
CERP: yes

Females are genetically and hormonally primed to store micronutrients and fuel to foster a healthy pregnancy even when food is scarce. Because nutrients are delivered to a growing fetus or nursing infant from mother’s body stores it’s important to know what foods restock the pantry. These have important implications for optimal fertility and lifelong health for moms and children.

EPIGENETICS MADE EASY

Time-frame: 30-120
CERP: yes

In the last decade there has been an explosion of interest in the field of epigenetics, the study of how environmental factors such as diet, stress and toxins act upon our genes. These influences, which are particularly powerful during early pregnancy and lactation, have lifelong implications for the health and wellness of our children.

BREAST MILK IS BRAIN JUICE

Time-frame: 30-120
CERP: yes

Mammals were able to build bigger brains by virtue of the placenta and the mammary glands. These organs are able to concentrate brain building nutrients and transfer them to the fetus or neonate. Human milk is specifically designed to promote brain growth and development.

Theresa Nesbitt


Phone number: 630-631-3002
Email: drtheresamd@gmail.com
Site: http://www.drtheresa.com

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