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late night feedings and weakening resolve

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Making your own cloth diapers

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Nipple Confusion

By Alicia Purdy

It's not until you become a parent that you really understand how frustrating nipple confusion can be. Your new baby won't stop crying, and nothing seems to help. You know she's not sick and you've checked everything else. She won't nurse or take a pacifier or a bottle and is getting more frantic by the minute. When your baby is screaming with no end in sight, it can be very distressing. » Read more

Non-Toxic, BPA-Free Feeding Gear for Babies & Toddlers from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

Hardly a day goes by when we don't hear about the harmful effects of BPA. » Read more

How Much Formula Does My Baby Need?

You'll sometimes have to trust your instincts when it comes to feeding your baby formula. A mathematical calculation to figure out amounts for feeding is nice, but keep in mind that every baby is different. As a mom, you'll want to pay close attention to your baby's hunger cues. Watch for extra fussiness or your baby sucking on her fists or clothing. » Read more

When Can Babies Drink Juice?

Babies don't have a nutritional need for juice. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that children under 6 months of age should never be given juice. Even when a baby is 6 months of age, there's still no need to give them juice. In some cases, it can actually cause health problems for the baby. » Read more

Baby's First Foods Chart

There is some debate about when babies should start solid foods.  Even within the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) there is a difference of opinion.  The AAP’s Committee on Nutrition recommends starting solids sometime between 4 and 6 months.  However, the AAP’s Breastfeeding » Read more

How To Introduce Formula to a Breastfed Baby

By JustMommies

When your baby has been exclusively breastfed, it can be difficult for you and your baby to make a transition to formula. You have to make a physical and emotional adjustment away from the time you spent nursing, and your baby needs to learn a new set of feeding skills. However, even though babies love their routines, they are amazingly adaptable. » Read more

Delaying Solid Foods

Your baby’s first foray into the world of solid foods marks an important and exciting milestone, and it may be tempting to start as soon as possible. However, most doctors recommend waiting to start solid foods until your baby is at least four months, and preferably closer to six months old. » Read more

Bottle-Feeding Moms Lack Support

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. » Read more

When Breast Isn’t Best: Questioning the Superiority of Breastfeeding

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. » Read more

Fun with Finger Foods

By Annabel Karmel from 'First Meals and More: Your Questions Answered'

First Meals and More Finger foods are a wonderful way to introduce your baby to various tastes and textures, and will help to encourage independent eating. » Read more