Marian Law, M.A., RD

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How to prepare baby formula

Preparing formula for your baby can be intimidating. Here's a simple breakdown.

Healthy Foods for Growing Children: Feeding Your Preschooler (2 to 5 Years)

Using Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating for the whole family makes sense because children adapt the same eating patterns as their families. The Food Guide gives a lower and higher number of servings for each food group. This makes the Food  Guide flexible for use for family members with different...

How To Feed Your Baby From A Bottle

Hold your baby close when you give her a bottle. Hold your baby’s back and neck straight, just as you would if you were breastfeeding your baby. Holding and cuddling your baby is important for her to know she is loved. Her head should be tipped back, just a...

Types of Infant Formula

Cow’s milk-based infant formula This is the most common type of infant formula. It is used for babies who are not allergic to cow’s milk and who can digest lactose (milk sugar). Soy-based infant formula This type of infant formula is suitable for babies whose families follow a vegetarian or vegan diet....

Healthy Foods For Growing Children: Starting Solid Foods

Breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula is all the food your baby needs for the first six months (breast milk is the best choice). Some babies require supplementation before six months; talk to your doctor about this. Most babies are ready for solid food when they are six months...

Healthy Foods For Growing Children: Nine To 12 Months

Finger Foods When your baby is about nine months old, let her feed herself many different foods. Offer finger foods as snacks and with meals. You Will Know Your Baby Is Ready For Finger Foods When She: Sits up straight in the highchair. ...

Healthy Foods For Growing Children: From Seven To Nine Months

Give Your Baby More New Foods When your baby is used to cereal, she needs more new foods. Try one new food at a time. Wait three to five days before you try another one, and watch for signs of food allergy. If your baby does not like a new food...

Healthy Foods for Growing Children: Feeding Your Toddler

During your baby's first year, she grew quickly, probably tripling her weight in one year. She enjoyed trying new foods and learning to feed herself. Then, quite suddenly, her growth rate will slow down and she will not be so hungry. She may develop strong likes and dislikes or...

Bottle Feeding With Lots of Cuddling

Infant formula is nutritious and your bottle-fed baby can grow and be healthy. All products with the words 'infant formula' on the label provide adequate nutrition for your baby.  Infant formulas are made to be as close to breast milk as possible. The most important difference between infant formula and...