Infant Feeding Related Articles & Blog Posts
The Road to Success: Tips for Feeding Your Toddler — Part Two
Your toddler can now eat just about everything you eat. That does not mean that he actually WILL eat everything you eat. That is no reason not to try to continue to feed the healthiest foods. Of course you want to stay away from foods that are too salty, spicy, sugary or those that contain [...]Read full story
The Road to Success: Tips for Feeding Your Toddler – Part One
As your baby grows into toddlerhood his taste buds and tolerances will be more in line with an adult’s. However, you want to make sure that the food he (or she) eats is still the best that you can offer because what he learns to like now will probably stay with him for a very [...]Read full story
Baby’s First Foods: Millet, kale and nutritional yeast
Millet is a super healthy whole grain cereal and can be used instead of brown rice as a first cereal. With recent concerns about arsenic levels in white and brown rice, even organic, millet is a terrific choice as a Super Porridge base. Millet is not likely to cause an allergy and is easily digested. [...]Read full story
Baby’s First Foods: Tips for adding fruit and wheat germ to baby’s diet
Peaches are safe to feed your baby at 6 months. Peaches are a terrific source of fiber and a good source of Vitamins A and C. Pears are a terrific source of fiber and Vitamin C and are also safe to feed at 6 months. Both are, of course, delicious. Selection of Peaches and Pears [...]Read full story
Baby’s First Foods: When to start, what to feed
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agrees that the time to begin solid foods for baby is around 6 months. Of course, checking with your pediatrician is always best. Once you decide the time is right, it can be difficult to know where to start. This series of blogs will offer some suggestions for baby [...]Read full story
Why are there so many more food allergies today?
You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have gone from a relative rarity to becoming increasingly commonplace. What is responsible? Well, it just so happens that in 1996 [...]Read full story
Do You Sign YUMMY?
As parents begin to introduce foods to their babies, many of them are giving signals to their baby without even realizing it. Babies look at the human face for longer periods of time in comparison to other objects. The human face is the primary means for learning at this young age. When we sit down face to face [...]Read full story
The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits
What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something else as the first thing a baby goose encountered, he could alter the behavior of the baby goose to view that thing (even a toy train!!) as ‘mama’. This phenomenon [...]Read full story
Allergy Bites: Tasty Nuggets for Preventing Allergies
Many parents still hear the advice that it’s better to wait to introduce fish to babies until their first birthdays, or even their second. I disagree! And a growing body of evidence suggests that starting fish between 6 and 12 months results in fewer allergies – both in the short run and by the time [...]Read full story
When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There’s an App for That!
I have four children who are close together in age. As each child came along, I realized how different and unique their personalities were. Even as newborns, each child had their own needs; it was just a matter of figuring out what those needs were on our part!Read full story