Feeding and Nutrition

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  • Doesn't like milk with meals

    Hi, I have a 14 month old boy who has always loved table food but has not been so crazy about baby food. He always drank on the low side of how much formula he should drink per day and he is pretty small – he is between 18 and 18.5 pounds. His doctor is not concerned since he is following his own growth curve and is growing at each visit. He is fine with drinking whole milk but only wants a few sips at meal time – he much prefers water from his cup with straw at mealtimes and to have a bottle 3x day with 5 ounces of whole milk before his naps and bedtime. Anyone else experience this – he will drink his milk from a bottle during meals but not from his cup and straw at mealtimes as well. Thinking it’s just a comforting thing for him?

    Posted December 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm
    Neither of my kids liked milk except for an ounce or two right before bed. They were healthy and gr…
  • Going into a sitting position

    My son just turned 8 months old on Sunday. He sits up just fine, and has excellent balance since before 6 months. He won’t however put himself into a sitting position. If I give him one hand, he will grab it and push very hard and eventually get into sitting position. He also doesn’t crawl. He can get to anything he wants by rolling across the room. He has recently starting getting on his hands and knees and sometimes will move forward or backwards but not for very long. His favorite things to do is to take my hands, stand up, and walk super duper fast with me holding his hands. That’s ALL he wants to do! Should I be concerned?

    Posted July 8, 2016 at 11:22 pm
    Great advice from Brad and Dr. Sara. Remember, milestones are just guidelines, not an absolute. If …
  • Tie issue?

    Wondering if anyone else’s baby was diagnosed with a lip and posterior tie? At almost 8 months, we have learned that my son actually does have one. I had breastfed him for 7.5 months, and it was beyond frustrating. It didn’t hurt, but he was uncomfortable all of the time. His weight gain had slowed down tremendously as well. He went from 25% to 1.5%. We had switched to breast milk in a bottle which was helpful, but I couldn’t keep up with how much he needed, so we then switched to BM plus formula. They thought he had a dairy/soy allergy, so I was on an elimination diet including beef for months. My son was improving quite a bit once he was on the bottle, but was still fussy at night. He can’t sleep through the night. He wakes up gassy and crying. We finally went to the city and saw a preferred specialist for the tie. I found out that I have a minor posterior tie and my husband has a moderate lip and tongue tie as does my son. I do have MTHFR which apparently is common with ties and is genetic. I guess I am conflicted at this point if it is worth reversing since he is doing so much better on formula. My husband and I just switched to medical grade formula hoping this will solve his gas issues, but if it doesn’t then maybe it is tie related? He is on acid reflux meds too.

    Posted June 28, 2016 at 11:43 pm
    Hi Stefanie, what a journey you’ve had so far! I would also echo what Leigh Anne says about a…
  • The DOs and DON’Ts of First Foods for your Baby

    Hi Everyone! Join me as I answer your questions about WHAT and HOW to introduce first foods to your baby. From spoon-feeding to baby-led weaning and everything in between (which foods, how much, choking, etc), I will give feedback on your most pressing questions and concerns. I look forward to chatting with you!

    Posted December 15, 2015 at 8:36 pm
    My 9 months old has been a very good eater. She started ‘solid’ food at 6 months and i …
  • How to handle babies who love solids

    My 8 month old hasn’t found a food he doesn’t love – which is lots of fun, and makes meals very enjoyable – but how do I know when to stop?! If allowed I think he would just keep eating. For example, at one breakfast he ate almost an entire banana, blueberries, and some cheerios, and was still eyeing our food. In general I just stop when I run out of food (or time…), but truly is it OK to let him keep going if he is hungry? He still nurses fine throughout the day/night and is by no means huge – maybe 50%? – but I’ve just never seen a baby eat like this. I worry for the teen years, that’s for sure!

    Posted March 10, 2016 at 1:21 pm
    I’ve also read that being controlling with feeding (and in general) can cause eating disorder…
  • Feeding & Nutrition: Your 1-Year-Old

    Wondering what to feed your one-year old? Which foods are ideal for beginning the process? How to move along in flavors and textures? How to prevent choking? Whether to use the spoon or not? Join me in the Bundoo Community and ask your questions!

    Posted February 21, 2016 at 7:59 pm
    Thoughts on smoothies? What if your little one refuses fruits and/or veggies? And is one better tha…
  • Bottle feeding

    Is it OK to change my new born her milk after she turned 1 month old?

    Posted February 17, 2016 at 1:24 am
    I didn’t realize there was a difference. Good to know!
  • What time to stop snacks?

    My three and a half year old is a really picky eater. So picky that she rarely eats dinner. My husband and I usually don’t push her, opting to tell her she can eat if she wants, but she won’t get anything else after if she doesn’t, but it’s getting kind of ridiculous. The kids always have a snack when my older two get home from school around 3:30, but I’m thinking that might be too late in the day for her. She eats then and isn’t hungry enough to venture a taste of her (disliked) dinner. How long before supper should we restrict her food intake?

    Posted January 24, 2016 at 7:17 am
    Many toddlers graze, this is normal. Some families have easy to reach and healthy snacks at t apace…
  • bby food

    What can I give my baby first foods. And what I don’t give him. When I can I give him juices

    Posted December 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm
    Hi Lory! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting on first foods until six month of ag…
  • Picky Eater? Healthy Snacks for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Let’s discuss Picky Eaters, and more specifically, how you can plan healthy snacks for your toddler or preschooler, even if he’s predictably (or unpredictably) picky! Let’s hear about your picky eater–is he stuck on a few foods? Dropping the tried and true foods you’ve come to count on? Or, just testing your creativity (and patience!)? Join in to learn more, and get your questions answered by me, while getting some insight from others in this community!

    Posted November 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm
    Thank you for the advice. I think you are right. It’s a sensory thing. He does seem uncomfort…
  • Picky Eaters

    I thought the article by Jill Castle ( about picky eaters was really interesting. I definitely am guilty of serving the same meals over and over. I like the idea of letting the kids have opportunities to ‘interact’ with the food before trying it. I try to have the kids help me prep meals every so often so that they’re more interested in eating what we’re having. What have you found works to get your picky eaters to try (and like!) new foods?

    Posted October 5, 2015 at 8:28 pm
    I have found having our son being involved in the shopping, prep etc always helps, as is being laid…
  • Raw milk formula is dangerous!

    An article in the Washington Post highlighted a small community of people who are feeding their infants homemade formula containing (among other things) raw, unpasteurized cow’s milk. Please recognize that unpasteurized milk puts your child at risk for life threatening bacterial illnesses. This is not a safe alternative to breast milk.

    Posted May 11, 2015 at 3:42 pm
    Also, there is a trend of feeding baby alternative milks such as almond milk or rice milk. Big NO N…
  • Baby Dies After "Formula Stretching"

    Never dilute formula or breastmilk with water in order to save money or try to stretch the milk so that it can be used for additional feedings. This story is so sad.

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:30 am
    Yes, quite sad. I can tell you from experience, though, many parents also get confused about how to…
  • At What Age Should Picky Eating STOP?

    Our (almost) 7 year old is an extremely picky eater. His brother used to be picky as well, but he has sort of grown out of it and has become more adventurous over the years. But not this kid… his diet consists of bread, peanut butter, strawberries, chicken nuggets, milk and apple juice – and THAT IS IT! Please tell me that he won’t be 37 years old, living in our basement and insisting on eating the Mickey Mouse-shaped chicken nuggets from Costco… (and playing Minecraft!)… PLEASE tell me that won’t happen!

    Posted September 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm
    Thank you Jill. We did have him evaluated years ago (when he was 3 years old). This is our medicall…
  • Fewer hospitals handing out free formula – and why this is good!

    The CDC released data that showed that fewer hospitals than ever are sending home new moms with free formula “gifts” – just under 33% of U.S hospitals in 2013 (and this used to be about 75% in 2007!!). This is GREAT news for moms who want to be successful with breastfeeding, because studies have shown that when moms go home with formula handouts they are less likely to achieve their *own* breastfeeding goals. And when new parents need all the support they can get, doing something that may have the best of intentions (like sending them home with formula and coupons) that we know makes them less likely to succeed is the opposite of support! (Of course, for moms who choose not to breastfeed or have medical needs for supplementation, hospital-supplied formula is still available) You can read more here:

    Posted May 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm

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