Times and guidelines are changing Once upon a time expecting mothers were advised to not eat allergenic foods like peanuts during pregnancy in hopes that it would prevent a peanut allergy for baby. In addition, once baby was beginning solid foods, the recommendation to avoid peanuts continued until three years of age. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, this severe … [Read more...] about Why eating peanuts during pregnancy may benefit baby
In recent years the phrase the “first 1000 days” has become very popular in the pediatric medical community. The first 1000 days, which refers to the period from conception through the first two years of life, is one of the most critical times of brain development of a lifetime. Nourishment during this time may hold one of the most important keys to lifelong health and … [Read more...] about Baby’s first 1000 days: Critical phase for nutrition and development
There are some things that just come naturally to us. Like when you’re standing by someone holding a baby and you start swaying while you’re talking to them. Sometimes feeding our sweet baby is like that and sometimes it’s just not that intuitive. There are two main times in early feeding that can be a challenge for new parents—milk-feedings and beginning solid foods. Babies … [Read more...] about Am I feeding baby enough? You’ll know with responsive feeding
Making your own baby food at home is a hot trend, but it may be an unnecessary step when you start introducing solids with infants. It was once recommended to start infants on solids around four to six months of age. This age window may not have allowed for physical and developmental readiness milestones to be reached. For example, if solids were started at about four and a … [Read more...] about 5 reasons baby led weaning wins every time
I still remember waiting for the doctor to say baby-led weaning wasn't a good idea. When I told him that my daughter was eating the same foods we ate, just cut in a way she could hold and served in an appropriate texture for gumming the food, he smiled and did exactly the opposite. He said most of the world feeds their children this way, why would I have a problem with it? In … [Read more...] about What is baby-led weaning?