Nutrition

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11 Common Questions When Starting Solid Baby Foods

If you are planning to start solid foods for your baby, you have probably already received a fair share of advice from well-meaning friends and family. These (often unsolicited!) tips might even contradict each other! Who should you listen to? Here’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for starting solid foods for infants. 1. …

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17 Facts About Lactose Intolerance in Children

Does your child develop crampy stomach aches or diarrhea after consuming milk or milk-derived products? You have have thought about the possibility of lactose intolerance. If this is the case, there are some changes that you can do to help with this uncomfortable problem. In this article I will help you understand why lactose intolerance …

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When can babies start to drink water?

Did you know that introducing water to babies too early can be harmful and even lead to death? Many parents wonder when is the right time to start offering water to a baby. The information you may hear from family and friends might be conflicting. When it comes to babies, every month that passes makes the …

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Feeding preemies with donor breastmilk

Feeding premature babies with donor breast milk

It is unanimous: breast milk is the best nutrition one can give a baby. In the case of premature babies, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that these little ones be fed the milk from their own mother. Also, that if the baby weighs less than 1.5 kilograms (about 3 lb 13 oz), the breast …

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What Every Parent Ought to Know About Safely Storing Breastmilk & Formula

This article is about safely storing breastmilk or infant formula for later use. This is a topic that not a lot of people will think about until they find themselves with some unused milk in their hands, and wonder: so do I just put it in the fridge? The counter? Toss it? Luckily, someone else has …

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Here is a method to win with picky-eating toddlers

Here is a method to win with picky-eating toddlers

Picky-eating toddlers are very well known to me. I see them in my office all the time. Frustrated parents scramble around the web looking for all the best meal recipes that will make their 2-year old want to eat dinner. Some have tried very hard, and others are so tired that they just let the …

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This is the reason why you should never give honey to a baby

Everyone loves honey. It’s all-natural and delicious! But you may have heard that you should not feed honey to a baby. But do you know why not? It’s because of botulism. Botulism is a disease that is contracted by ingesting spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Big name? Yes – and big problems! Botulism …

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