Infant nutrition

How I Got Zen About My Child’s Refusal to Drink Milk

May 31, 2013
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series detailing the feeding escapades in my house “It’s the same milk, just in a different cup,” I told Big A when she was four and I realized she would only drink milk from her sippy cup with a straw. “I like my baby cup!” she always answered. […]

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Why Food Fads and Children Don’t Always Mix

February 22, 2013
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Food fads come and go. Consider how much the pendulum has swung from the low fat 90’s to the carb conscious face of the new millennium. Similar to modern-day politics, food choices have become increasingly polarizing. There are those who don’t do dairy, vegetarians of all types, raw foodies, people who skip gluten, or all […]

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The Case for Rice Cereal

October 22, 2012
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When it comes to feeding babies, the trend of ditching rice cereal is becoming increasingly popular. I think it all started when Dr. Green led a campaign about the detriment of giving babies refined starch, linking it to obesity. But what started with avoiding rice cereal has moved to eliminating fortified cereals as a whole. […]

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What New Moms Really Need to Keep Breastfeeding

April 17, 2012
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I wrote this essay over 4 years ago chronicling my difficulty breastfeeding Big A — and what I learned in the process. During this time there just happened to be government-sponsored TV ads geared toward getting more women to breastfeed. While Fearless Feeding will not cover breastfeeding, it helps prepare parents for all the potential […]

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Did You Make This Feeding Mistake the First 2 Years?

January 9, 2012
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Even though it was over 5 years ago, I’ll never forget my first experience feeding my daughter.  The nurse helped her latch and I couldn’t help but feel how unnatural it all felt.  We had to wake her up for feedings, it was excruciatingly painful and she seemed to hate it.  And I absolutely dreaded […]

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5 Things Parents Should Know About Starting and Stopping Sippy Cups in Children

June 15, 2011
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I recently wrote about my 4-year old who only drinks milk from her straw sippy cup wondering when to give them up. A number of you mentioned you had no idea either. So I asked around, did some investigative work and discovered 5 important things parents need to know about starting, using and stopping sippy cups. […]

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New Iron Recommendations for Babies and Toddlers (and Weekly Meal Plan)

October 11, 2010
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This may be my last weekly meal plan for the rest of the month — and part of November too.  We will be moving into our new place by the 1st of November and I’m going to be getting to work (I really, really, really want to use this move to get organized).  That means […]

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Ask the Dietitian: Can My Baby Have Raw Fruit?

August 2, 2010
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Q: Is it okay to for my 6-month old to eat peaches? All the resources I’ve read says to cook fruit first. A: When I researched introducing solids I found little data to support when to introduce certain foods, including the need to cook fruit. Feeding babies really comes down to common sense. You want […]

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6 of the Best (and Easiest) First Foods for Baby

October 20, 2009
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I’ve started feeding solids to my second baby. And I have to admit — it’s very different this time around (oh…and that’s a picture of my little guy). I remember being so scared – and overwhelmed – the first time. Should I make my own baby food or use jarred food? It seemed like such […]

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Ask the Dietitian: Can Parents Create Food Allergies in Children?

June 30, 2009
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I’ve received many relevant nutrition questions from moms since starting Raise Healthy Eaters. So I thought I’d share these questions in the form of regular “Ask the Dietitian” blog posts. If you have a burning nutrition question go ahead and ask away. I will try my best get back to you within 2-3 days – […]

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