Infant nutrition

Real Baby Food Review, Giveaway and Fajita Salad Recipe

May 1, 2015
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If your still in that baby or young toddler phase, I’ve got a book for you. It’s called Real Baby Food: Easy, All Natural Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler written by Jenna Helwig, food editor for Parents magazine, with help from Natalia Stasenko, MS, RD. What you will find, in addition to fresh, nutritious and […]

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Two Giveaways: Amanda’s Big Dream & First Bites

April 1, 2015
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I have two great books to briefly review and giveaway. The first, Amanda’s Big Dream, was mentioned in my post about talking to kids about weight. And the second, First Bites, is a cookbook for babies and toddlers.

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Feeding Baby: Book Review and Giveaway

September 19, 2014
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It seems a lifetime ago that I was standing in the grocery store, panicked, talking to my mom friend about starting Big A on solids.  This is when I started to research feeding. It would have been nice to have Feeding Baby: Simple Approaches to Raising a Healthy Baby & Creating a Lifetime of Nutritious […]

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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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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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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday June 27th

June 27, 2011
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Welcome to summer! Meals in our home change a bit when the weather is hot and the days are longer. Easy meals that highlight what’s in season are key, which includes lots of fresh fruit. We are also getting more into grilling. Or shall I say my husband is thanks to a new grill and […]

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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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What Holds Parents Back From Feeding Their Kids Well

February 25, 2011
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I broke down sobbing at my daughter’s pediatrician when she was 4 weeks old. She had lost interest in breastfeeding and the good doctor confirmed what I already knew: she was not gaining enough weight. We struggled through each feeding — and I still couldn’t get my arms around how something so natural could be […]

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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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5 Surprising Facts About Kids & Food Allergies

July 1, 2010
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Expert Profile: Dr. Janice Joneja is a researcher, educator, author, and clinical counselor with thirty years of experience in the area of biochemical and immunological reactions involved in food allergy and intolerance. She holds a Ph.D. in medical microbiology and immunology, and is also a dietitian (RD), registered in the College of Dietitians of British […]

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