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Bottle-Feeding Moms Lack Support

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According to a new report found in the British journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, women who bottle-feed may not be getting enough support or information on bottle-feeding. British researchers looked at 23 studies on new moms and suggest that the lack of support for bottle-feeding moms may put
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Healthier First Birthday Cake Ideas

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By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers www.FreshBaby.com Parents are often looking for a healthy alternative to the standard, sugary, preservative-filled birthday cake for their baby’s introduction to the wonderful traditions of birthdays. We’ve heard from parents looking for ways to buy an egg-free
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Starting Solid Foods

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Breastmilk is all your baby needs until at least four months of age. Most babies will do fine with exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age or longer. Why start solid foods? Because there comes a time when breastmilk no longer supplies all your baby's nutritional needs.
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Weaning Your Baby from Nighttime Feedings

By JustMommies staff

When your infant wakes up in the middle of the night, a feeding is a soft, comforting routine for him. Whether he’s nursing or drinking from a bottle, his empty tummy becomes full and content, he is comforted by your presence, and the gentle sucking motion lulls him easily back to sleep. But chances
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When Breast Isn’t Best: Questioning the Superiority of Breastfeeding

By JustMommies staff

From the very beginning of pregnancy, women are surrounded by the message that “breast is best” and urged to breastfeed for at least six months, preferably a year. But in some cases breastfeeding is either impractical or impossible for the mother. And recently, a wave of protest known as the “breastfeeding
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Fun with Finger Foods

By Annabel Karmel

Finger foods are a wonderful way to introduce your baby to various tastes and textures, and will help to encourage independent eating. Your baby will enjoy the process of feeding himself as well as the variety of foods that you offer. How can you tell if your baby is ready for finger foods? There are
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Healthy Eating Habits For You and Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Harry Truman once said, “A nation is only as healthy as its children.” A growing health concern in the United States is the rapid rise in obesity. These conditions have risen to epidemic levels among all ages, including young children. One of the primary causes of
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Homemade Baby Food: A Fresh Start to Healthy Eating

By JustMommies staff

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Introducing solid foods is a very important step in your baby’s development and well-being. In fact, studies show that babies who are fed nutritious, healthy diets grow into stronger kids and better-adjusted eaters than those who are fed poor diets. Many parents don’t
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Baby’s First Cereal: Make it from Scratch

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By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Rice is easily digested and has low allergen aspects, so it is commonly recommended as the first food you introduce to your baby. Many of the recipes for making baby cereals are time consuming, but with the use of the freezer and a blender, homemade rice cereal is simple
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Fresh Baby Food On-the-Go

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By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers www.FreshBaby.com These days, families are always on the go, whether it’s off to daycare everyday or to visit friends and family once in a while. Here are some strategies to help you prepare for your baby’s meals on the go. Start with six golden rules for serving
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