Posted by: drmolly in starting solid food, picky eater, peanut, overweight, obesity, infant, formula, food, feeding, diet, dairy, allergies on
Jan 17, 2010
I remember when I first offered solid food to each of my three kids. It was exciting! It signaled in many ways that they were growing up. For me, an exclusive breastfeeding mom, it meant my babies had more options than just me for food. My kids are now 13, 11, and 9 and although the need to feed kids hasn't changed of course, some of the guidelines for infant feeding have evolved.
Most babies, whether breast fed or formula fed, are ready to add
Posted by: drmolly in technology, prevention, infant, formula, feeding, diet, complementary or alternative treatment, birth control, attention, allergies on
Jan 17, 2010
I recently got back from a five-day meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which hosted its annual National Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. Boy, did I learn a lot! I will have fodder for blogs galore!
I love this meeting. More than 7,000 pediatricians from all over the world attend and there are hundreds of lectures, workshops, plenary talks and meet the expert sessions on topics ranging from genetics to orthopedics to
Lately there has been renewed interest in the safety of soy formulas for infants. About a quarter of all formula fed infants use soy-based formulas in the United States and some researchers have expressed concerns over data about a by-product of soy called phytoestrogen, which in some studies of rats has been shown to have effects on growth and fertility.
Because of these concerns, an expert panel was convened to assess the information