Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs until about 6 months of age. There is no advantage to adding other sorts of foods or milks to breastmilk before about 6 months, except under unusual circumstances.
I'm expecting a baby and plan to both breast feed and bottle feed. There has been a lot of controversy in the news regarding what formulas consumers should avoid. What would you recommend?
Kicking, crying, screaming and flying peas -- the dinner table doesn't have to be a battleground for you and your child. In fact, preventing such scenes in your kitchen is probably the best way to ensure that your child eats a satisfying meal for his stomach and your mental health.
These days, families are always on the go, whether it's off to daycare everyday or to visit friends and family once in a while. Here are some strategies to help you prepare for your baby's meals on the go. Start with six golden rules for serving Fresh Baby food away from home.
What most parents don't realize is that all toddlers are picky eaters. And it's a perfectly normal, even expected developmental behavior. You may be to find out that this behavior has very little to do with the taste of food and is mostly about wanting control of a situation.
Summer is the best time of year to get outside and smell the roses and the apples, and the spinach too. One way to get your kids feeling better about eating fruits and vegetables is to wrap some fun around them.
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.
Parents are often looking for a healthy alternative to the standard, sugary, preservative-filled birthday cake for their baby's introduction to the wonderful traditions of birthdays. We've heard from parents looking for ways to buy an egg-free cake, to those seeking recipes for "healthy" cakes.
There are some very simple steps that parents can take to assure their child of a healthy diet. Much of what we want for our children -- healthy bodies with less illness, the ability to concentrate, better study skills, adept physical ability -- can be aided with a wholesome menu.
The first foods you should feed your baby are those that are easily digested and least likely to trigger an allergic reaction. Opinions vary, but the most often recommended first foods are baby rice cereal, avocado, sweet potato, ripe banana, and if your baby is older, millet cereal and yogurt.