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Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding

Vitamins or vegetables? Formula or breast milk? What’s safe and what’s not? These posts tackle food and nutrition topics for kids of all ages.

Cooking As A Family: Practical Health and Safety Tips

By January 2, 2018 1 Comment

The holidays are behind us and in the New Year, many families are resolving to eat better, or healthier … or like my family, resolving to eat more home cooked meals, instead of ordering out. Lots of children love to help baking cookies and bread, but research also shows that when children are involved in […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding

The Straight Poop on Constipation

By March 13, 2017 No Comments

Once you become a parent, you spend way too much time thinking about poop. When did the baby poop?  How much did they poop?  What was the color, what was the consistency?  While you might find yourself obsessing over your child’s bowels a little less as they become toddlers and preschoolers, you will still likely […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Science 101 + Mythbusting

Thirty-Five Thousand Minutes: How Do You Measure a Year of Breastfeeding?

By and August 29, 2016 No Comments

When my friend Kate hit the tremendous milestone of exclusively breastfeeding her son for one year, she shared the following with members of our new moms Facebook group: “I have spent 24,666.4 minutes nursing him, or 411.1066666 hours nursing him, or 17.129 days nursing him a total of 1,656 times in the last year!” “I […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Newborns + Infants

Can We Really Prevent Peanut Allergy by Feeding It to Infants?

By April 6, 2016 1 Comment

Luke, what does Uncle Dave always say? “No nuts!” That’s exactly the advice I gave to my 2-year-old nephew when I first started my allergy/immunology fellowship a decade ago. After all, those were the recommendations published in 2000 from the American Academy of Pediatrics. To try and prevent the development of food allergies, the guidelines […]

Categories: Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers