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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
As the holidays approach and we are spending lots of time in our kitchens, don't forget to bring your kids in to help.
Children as young as 2 can help out in the kitchen and by encouraging their involvement you will also encourage them to explore new foods and be more open to trying them. By encouraging a broad palate and cooking in your home, you will naturally teach your kids important lessons about healthy foods and "treats." Some data
Posted by: drmolly in website information, prevention, picky eater, nutrition, injury, illness, growth, food, feeding, exercise, development, calories, behavior, autism, attention on
Mar 15, 2009
As the techno-geek doctor I am, I love to offer families good Web-based resources for information. I have chosen the following sites because they are reliable, readable and useful. Enjoy surfing!
Nutrition and healthy eating information can be found on the FDA's new and improved nutrition site. You can learn about portion sizes, amounts of different foods your child needs, as well as strategies to help your underweight or overweight child.
Posted by: drmolly in short, picky eater, nutrition, kidney, hormone, height, growth, glomerulonephritis, genetic testing, feeding, development, calories on
Mar 10, 2009
Lots of kids are short. Let's face it, lots of adults are short and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Short parents are going to have short kids and tall parents will have tall kids, by and large. There are times, though, when tall parents or even average parents have shorter than expected children and these kids garner a lot of attention, especially if they are boys.
Short stature can present in a variety of ways. Some children are
"Please honey, just one bite."
"You loved this yesterday!"
"If you don't eat your broccoli, there's no dessert."
"How about something else? Want some mac and cheese instead?"
"You aren't leaving the table until you have finished your chicken."
Sound familiar? Lots of kids starting as young as 12 months of age assert their opinions about food and often to their parents' chagrin. I see picky eaters all the time, and as a matter of fact, it is so