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Choosing Healthy First Foods

When babies start eating solid foods around 4 to 6 months, they are still getting most of their nutrient needs from breastmilk or formula. However, the nutrition of their first solid foods is still important! The first two years of life are a key time for growth and development, and […]

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Baby-led Weaning

Baby-led weaning is a method of introducing baby’s first foods, where instead of being spoon-fed, the baby feeds itself. Here is how it differs from the commonly used spoon-feeding method: There is controversy about this method— here are some possible pros and cons: If you decide to try baby-led weaning: […]

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Introducing Allergenic Food to Babies

Current guidelines from the National Institutes of Health state that it is best to introduce allergenic foods early on, at the same time as other foods. This can actually decrease the risk of becoming allergic. Common Allergenic Foods: Peanuts Other nuts Eggs Dairy Fish Shellfish Wheat Soy Guidelines for Introducing […]