Feeding Baby

  • Make your own ice cream concoction party

    Hosting a "make your own ice cream concoction" party is a perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July. Learn how to make this event a success from first lick to last drip!

  • Make Mondays meatless -- help yourself and the planet!

    There's a global movement hoping to promote the health of people and the planet with one simple message: Don't eat meat on Mondays.

  • Your winter produce guide -- Succulent citrus, greens and squash

    Use this guide to help select some of the best fruits and vegetables of the winter season! Fresh local produce isn't an option for many of us during winter. But that doesn't mean you should give up eating fruits and veggies!

  • Prolonged formula feeding may increase the risk of leukemia

    A research team in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin found that prolonged formula feeding may increase the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

  • Eat real on National Food Day

    Food Day is like Earth Day, but tastier! It encourages us to work together toward a better food system -- from seed to plate. Here's how you can get involved!

  • New school lunches get mixed reviews

    Only a month ago, new federal guidelines mandating healthy lunches went into effect. Some kids are finding them hard to swallow. What are these new guidelines and how do they differ from previous years?

  • Fruits and veggies month -- eating across the rainbow

    Fruits and vegetables defend our health. You probably didn't eat enough as a kid and children today still aren't getting the recommended number of servings. Celebrate "Fruit and Veggies -- More Matters" month by eating a rainbow of produce. We've included ideas to help get your family started!

  • How to keep air out of your baby's bottle

    The fussing and leg-kicking your bottle-fed baby does might not be just a bad attitude. Maybe it's in the air? The air in the bottle, that is. These simple steps can eliminate air bubbles from bottles and reduce discomfort and gas-related fussiness.

  • Healthy breakfast choices for kids

    You have a good reason to coax or coerce your child to eat breakfast. They're more alert, active and believe it or not, more cheerful. Check out these ideas that will entice the kids to sit down and say, "Yum!"

  • Beyond Pink vs Blue

    Following some friend requests, and just aiming at sharing information in case someone finds it useful, I finally created a blog with ideas about maternity and children: games, baby science, useful pu

  • It's Illegal to Sell Expired Baby Food in California and Other Head Shaking Laws

    Wasn't selling expired baby food always illegal? Apparently not. Until the dawning of 2012, it was apparently legal for retailers to sell expired baby food and baby formula in California.

  • Will Solids Help Baby Sleep?

    My 30-year-old daughter has a beautiful 9-month-old baby girl. Previously baby was sleeping about five hours. I think that she needs more solid foods, and my daughter insists that babies cannot digest food this early. Can you help?

  • Caffeine Could Be Keeping Your Baby Up All Night!

    We know that too much caffeine during pregnancy is ill-advised, however, too much caffeine while breastfeeding can cause a serious health problem for your little one.

  • When Does Spitting Up Signify a Problem?

    My newborn has a lot of spit ups. When should I worry?

  • Baby Food - Organic or Not

    Did you know that by weight, your baby will eat more, drink more, and even breathe more air than you? Not only is this a fascinating fact, it helps to explain that what goes in your baby's little body can have such a tremendous impact.

  • Children's Behavior and Diet

    Does what my child eats affect how he acts day-to-day? Find out more!

  • The DOs and DON'Ts of Baby Dental Care

    Like so much about having a new baby in the house, dental care may seem daunting. It's important though. Early preventative care will help your little one establish good habits and prevent traumatic dental care issues from cropping up any time during life.

  • Teaching Young Children Healthy Eating

    As parents, we want our children to be accustomed to healthy eating from the earliest possible age so good nutrition will be a lifelong habit. Young children are ready to begin to learn about nutrition ("healthy food" vs. "treat food") and about food plans (why meals need to include each food group).

  • Pregnancy.org Members Speak Out: Backing Up Your Child's Nutrition

    Your child's personal eating quirks might have topped the food pyramid to look more like a flat pancake. Our parent's "healthy and stealthy" food guide can help!

  • Are Iron Supplements Necessary for Breastfed Babies?

    by Christine Albury

    Many parents are led to to believe that routine iron supplementation is required for breastfed babies once they reach 6 months of age. Some studies, however, suggest that iron supplementation is unnecessary, unless signs of iron-deficiency anemia are present.