Have you been wondering if your diet is as nutritionally sound as it could be? or maybe you need some help with meal planning to achieve your personal goals. or are you 5 months along in your pregnancy and wondering if you are eating as well as you can to promote the healthiest development of you budding baby.
What you eat has a dramatic impact on your health and influences many medical conditions. And what you eat before you become pregnant is just as important for your baby's development as what you eat while you are pregnant. Nutrition plays a crucial role in the entire child bearing process: from the promotion of fertility to the healthy development of a child. Budding Baby specializes in nutrition care services for the promotion of healthy lifestyles of all women and children.
When it comes to the women, nutritional counseling can successfully treat specific conditions such as:
- weight management
- polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- diabetes or gestational diabetes
- food allergy or food intolerances
- inadequate weight gain
When it comes to your child, nutritional counseling at Budding Baby can address conditions such as:
- breastfeeding complications
- formula or food allergy/intolerance
- childhood diabetes
- obesity or "at risk of overweight"
- failure to thrive (FTT) or inadequate weight gain
Mary D. Brown, MS, RD, LDN is the owner and founder of Budding Baby. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of North Carolina (LDN) and has both a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee At Knoxville in nutrition science. After her studies, she completed a Dietetic Internship at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL where she focused on pediatric nutrition.
Mary’s expertise in women, perinatal and pediatric nutrition is built on extensive counseling, teaching, and research activities. Her clinical and counseling experiences at Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and OSF St. Francis Medical Center have allowed her to develop a specialty in both pediatrics and the perinatal period. Among her many strengths, Mary’s counseling and teaching skills are especially noteworthy. Mary’s rich interpersonal skills, as well as her effectiveness as a coach, counselor, and educator allows her to build close and productive relationships with her clients.
Mary emphasizes a holistic approach to working with her clients, and in consultation with the clients physician, develops programs of balanced nutrition and exercise. She focuses on physical and emotional growth and development through education and life-style changes. Relying on her vast experience, Mary strives to provide exceptional perinatal and pediatric care by meeting the individualized needs of each mother and child.
Mary writes a monthly article for Charlotte Parent magazine's web site and has served as a reviewer for various publications of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Mary is a member of the ADA and various Dietetic Practice Groups including Pediatric Nutrition, Weight Management, and Women’s Health. Please feel free to contact Mary via phone at 704.999.0880 or e-mail at email@example.com if you are in need of further information.