There’s been a lot of news floating around about Emily’s diet since then, with Ashley Koff, her dietitian, taking a starring role. Under Koff’s guidance, Emily’s nixed pita and hummus — a popular favorite among meat-shunners — in favor of extra vegetables, nut butters, and the occasional smoothie.
But as Emily could tell you (and did!), there’s a lot of controversy surrounding vegan diets for new or expecting mothers. There are reports that a 6-week-old baby in Alabama died in 2007 after being fed only soy milk and organic apple juice, and an 11-month-old starved to death the year after because her vegan mother’s milk lacked sufficient levels of vitamins A and B12. Are these cases a sign that veganism isn’t the right path for the expecting?
Tell us what you think! Is Emily right to stick to her meat-free convictions, or should she pack on some steaks for junior’s sake?