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3 Baby Feeding Challenges (And How to Overcome Them)

Every new mom knows the challenges of transitioning her baby to solid foods: it’s stressful, frustrating, and messy. That’s why we took to Facebook to find out your biggest feeding problems—to bring you solutions that work. Read on to learn how to solve your mealtime dilemmas.

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Guide to Picky Eaters for the New Mom

You’ve heard the horror stories: toddlers who will only let PB&J or white rice pass through their lips for weeks on end. Sadly, the rumors are true. “The majority of kids go through a rebellious eating phase,” says Christine Wood, M.D., a pediatrician in Encinitas, Calif., and author of How to Get Kids to Eat Great and Love It.

Can Childhood Obesity Be Predicted at Birth?

You may have heard the good news: childhood obesity is on the decline! Still, one in three children are considered overweight. Is your child at risk?

3 New Reasons to Breastfeed (It May Boost Your Child’s IQ!)

It seems like every day brings another great reason to breastfeed, whether it’s benefitting baby, mama or both!

In honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we’ve rounded up three new studies that provide more evidence that breast is best, from boosting your child’s IQ to possibly decreasing your risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease.

According to the latest research, breastfeeding may …

How to Burp Your Baby

Learning to burp your baby is a big part of the early feeding process. Babies swallow air during feedings (especially with bottles), and too much air in their little tummies can lead to crankiness, gassiness and surprise spit-ups.

Keeping your baby upright for 10 minutes after a feeding can help keep what’s in her stomach from coming back up and, when burping, one to five light pats should do the trick. Here’s what else a new mom (or dad) needs to know:

Make Your Own Baby Food 101

The day your baby starts eating solids is an important milestone, and you can help set him or her up on the path to healthy eating by making your own. “Going from all milk or formula to real food can be daunting,” says Lisa Courtois, senior product manager at Béaba, a baby-food product company based in Hoboken, New Jersey. “Puréeing fresh, local, and organic produce and meat—rather than using canned baby food—lets you know exactly what’s in the food your child is eating.”

The Best First Foods for Your Baby

When your baby begins eating puréed peaches and avocados, she’ll naturally cut back on nursing or bottle-feeding. “Parents need to pay attention to diet as this happens,” says Kathleen Reidy, Dr.P.H., R.D., co-author and investigator of Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

You Are What You Eat

It’s safe to say I am slightly obsessed with my son’s eating habits. As a baby, I was always concerned he wasn’t eating enough. As a breastfeeding mom, I never really knew how much he was getting, so I relied on the number on the scale to tell me he was gaining weight and growing.

How To Make Homemade Baby Food

Liza Huber, author of Sage Spoonfuls—Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies and creator of the Sage Spoonfuls homemade baby food system, to shares tips for starting solids and family meal planning in addition to four recipes from her new book.

Food Allergies And Babies

Health experts are scrambling to find ways to prevent food allergies in children—and confusing parents along the way—as the number of cases skyrocket.

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