On Footrests and Eating
    January 21, 2011
    On Footrests and Eating

    There is a saying amongst lactation professionals, which I learned from I was studying to become a Certified Lactation Counselor: “Flex the hips to open the lips.”  The context was learning about…

    Video of Introducing Solids
    January 20, 2011
    Video of Introducing Solids

    Now that you have read my previous posts, you are familiar with the benefits of introducing solids with whole-foods.  Many first time parents are terrified of choking and err on the side of caution f…

    Baby Food List without Baby Food
    January 19, 2011
    Baby Food List without Baby Food

    Here is a list of foods in order of introduction for my second son.  This is not an all-inclusive list.  There are only so many foods you can introduce during this short time span.  Make the most o…

    Preventing Iron Deficiency with Whole Foods
    January 18, 2011
    Preventing Iron Deficiency with Whole Foods

    When your child is about four to six months old, your pediatrician will probably recommended an iron supplement.  This is what our pediatrician recommended when my younger son was about 5 months.  (…

    Skip the Babyfood
    January 17, 2011
    Skip the baby food: How we got there to here and back again

    Baby rice cereal.  The iconic box that can be found in all baby-food sections of the supermarket, most drugstores, and online baby stores.  It’s picture, or an outline of a box with a spout, still…