Category: Introducing Solid Foods

When Can I Give My Baby Eggs?

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I’m often asked by parents “When can I give my baby eggs?”. The old advice of waiting to introduce egg whites until babies are 1 year old has changed. But there are some important age considerations when preparing eggs for

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What’s the Right Age to Start Solid Foods?

Parents have been sending me a lot of questions lately asking what is the right age to start introducing their baby to solid foods. They’ve heard 6 months before. Now they’re hearing 4 months from other health professionals. And, some

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1 Simple Tip to Help Your Baby Gag Less During Feeding

Pretty much all babies gag sometimes when then they first start eating solid foods. But, some babies gag more than others. Gagging can be very frightening for moms and dads and I get a lot of questions about it when

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How do I Help My Baby Feed Himself/ Herself?

I’m often approached by parents of babies between 9 months and 12 months old who are concerned that their children aren’t learning to self0feed as quickly as other babies. Here’s an example of what one parent asked me:   “My

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When Can I Give My Baby SoyMilk and other Plant-Based Milks?

Expert Guest Post for Love Child Organics: www.lovechildorganics.com   In last month’s post I promised that today I’d talk about when to introduce cow’s milk alternatives.   In the last number of years there’s been an explosion of plant-based milks

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When Can I Stop Boiling Water for My Baby?

“Can you tell me when I can stop boiling water for formula? And when I can stop sterilizing her bottles? Seems silly since she puts everything else in her mouth.” Thank you to the parent who asked me this question.

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AHH the Pressure! Is my baby ready for solids or should I wait?

Guest Expert blog post for Modern Mama  Many moms contact me wondering if their baby is ready for solid foods. Usually this comes from two places: Worry that their baby isn’t getting the nutrition that they need from breast milk/

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When Should I Introduce Dairy to my Baby?

Guest Expert Blog post at Love Child Organics www.lovechildorganics.com Many parents ask me about when they can introduce cow’s milk, yogurt, cheese, etc to their babies.   The recent recommendation from Health Canada, the Canadian Pediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada,

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Why Not Both Purees and Baby Led Weaning (BLW)?

Guest post at Love Child Organics www.lovechildorganics.com I receive questions from many parents asking me whether they should use purees or finger foods (a method called Baby Led Weaning or BLW) as they start to introduce their babies to solid

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Should I Feed my Baby Organic Food?

How Much is Enough Food for My Baby

One of the most common questions that I’m asked is: “Should I feed my baby organic food?” I know what my answer is (scroll down to check it out). But it’s such a popular question that when two University of

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