When it comes to feeding your baby, everybody seems to have an opinion, from your mother-in-law to your partner to perfect strangers who peek and coo at your baby. Here are what experts in infant nutrition consider the most important facts for new parents to keep in mind.
If you’re making your own baby food, make sure you’re offering enough iron.
It’s no secret that feeding can be stressful for new parents. There are plenty of questions to ponder: How often should your baby be fed? How do you know if he’s getting enough nourishment? Do his nutritional needs change from week to week? Here is some information that might help answer your questions.
Brain development and DHA go together.
Why some fats are essential to your child’s diet.
Feeding issues can usually be addressed, but, the first step is to know what to look for. It can be confusing because so many different situations share similar behaviours, including fussiness, gas, and extensive crying.
There seems to be a lot of confusion around when to start feeding solid food to babies. Doctors say six months but my four-month-old is ravenous. When can I give her rice cereal?
It’s exciting when your child starts eating solid foods; that first foray into real meals opens up a world of culinary possibilities.
Cookbook for Weaners, by Melissa Gunning and Jennifer House MSc, RD, takes the guesswork out of food prep for little ones.
Norrie loves oven baked sweet potato fries, dusted with cinnamon; ensure they don’t bake so long that they develop hard, crispy ends.