You’ve got this, mama
We now know that your baby’s first 1000 days have the greatest impact on lifelong health. And as it turns out, you can do a lot to support your baby’s health — beginning with what I call the four “building blocks.”
In my free 12-part Baby Basics class, I talk about these four things:
- Foods that nourish
- The baby microbiome
- Secure attachment
- Mama wellness
Oh hey! My name is Megan Garcia
I’m a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist trained in traditional East Asian medicine. I have a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine (MTOM) and a bachelor’s degree in American Literature.
Everything I know about baby nutrition is self-taught: I have spent countless hours reading scientific journals and research papers (perks of being a UCLA graduate, the libraries) because I like to see the research for myself.
As a blogger and on different platforms, I like to see myself as a sort of science journalist.
As an acupuncturist, I apply what I learn to the work I do with families. And also, these same families 💯 inspire the work that I do.
The first 1000 days
When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I discovered something really interesting: There’s a period in a baby’s life known as the first 1000 days. This includes nine months of pregnancy and the first two years of life.
The first 1000 days are extremely important. They lay the groundwork for a lifetime of health. Everything from antibiotic use to postpartum depression affects how baby develops.
Today, I’m a mama of two and more passionate than ever about the “window” in a child’s life that begins in the womb and ends in early childhood.
Let’s be friends
For real. I have made so many friends through this space and I’m grateful for it everyday.
I hang out a lot on Instagram.
If you would like to geek out with me over email, sign up for the Baby Basics class.
And if you want to say “hi,” you can reach me here: firstname.lastname@example.org.