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Setting Expectations for Postpartum: Nutritional Strategies for New Moms

Too many women have unrealistic expectations about postpartum, leaving them feeling insecure, defeated, and like they have failed. Dietitians are uniquely positioned to help.

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This webinar was presented live on June 28, 2022.

Too many women have unrealistic expectations about postpartum, which can often leave them feeling insecure, defeated, and like they have failed. Many of these expectations are part of cultural expectations which are reinforced by the media, but have also been internalized and are now individually supported.

From the myths of the fourth trimester, the expectations to "bounce back" and almost instantly "drop the baby weight," new mothers face enormous pressure during a fragile time.

Dietitians are uniquely positioned to help, using both nutritional strategies and lifestyle support.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • How to help manage client expectations as a practitioner
  • The realities of postpartum depletion, including nutritional causes and implications
  • The role of galactogogues in maintaining milk supply
  • How to support postpartum body image and scope of practice as a trusted counselor
  • Holistic lifestyle considerations to support your postpartum clients

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.4.1, 8.1.4

Learning Objectives

  1. Define realistic expectations for postpartum period
  2. Offer realistic strategies for improving nutritional status / diet quality for new moms
  3. Confidently make recommendations about galactogogues to clients


Katie Goldberg, MCN, RDN, LD

Katie Goldberg, MCN, RDN, LD is owner of The Pregnancy Dietitian, a private practice and nutrition consulting business for pregnant and postpartum women. Additionally, Katie is the Director of Content Strategy at Heights Strategic Marketing, where she helps brands clarify their messaging to grow their business. As a second-career dietitian, Katie worked for more than seven years in nonprofit fundraising and communications. In her various roles as a dietitian, she has combined her experience in communications, PR, personal brand management, and copywriting with clinical nutrition.

Katie received her bachelor of science in neuroscience from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and graduated with a master of clinical nutrition from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. She currently lives in the suburbs of Dallas with her husband and two young children.

Release Date: June 28, 2022


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