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What is Baby Led Weaning?

By JustMommies staff

Baby led weaning, or baby led solids, is a really simple concept and just means letting your baby feed himself when he is ready for solids. Most Americans think of weaning as giving up breastfeeding, but in the UK where the term “baby led weaning” originated, weaning means the transition to solid
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Baby Led Solids: Top Ten First Foods

Never heard of baby led solids? Baby led solids, also called baby led weaning, just means skipping the
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Finger Food Mania: Tips and Recipes for Introducing Finger Foods to Your Baby

By Cheryl Tallman

There is nothing cuter than watching your little one chase food around the highchair tray with her fingers, and seeing the sense of accomplishment in her face when a tiny little piece of food actually makes it her mouth. When your baby is between eight and nine months old, you can begin to introduce
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Formula Feeding 101- Most Common Questions

By JustMommies staff

By Maria T. PepinOne of the first decisions you will make for your newborn baby is whether to breastfeed or formula feed. Experts agree that breast milk is the ideal form of nutrition for the first six months of life. However, it is every couple’s choice to decide what is best for them. Sometimes a
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Making the Switch to Cow’s Milk

By JustMommies staff

Most experts agree that your baby is ready to begin drinking cow’s milk at his or her first birthday. But for many parents, the transition can raise confusing and difficult questions. Why not earlier? How much milk do you give? What if it doesn’t agree with my baby? That’s why it’s a good idea
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Is it OK to Give My Baby Cereal in a Bottle?

By JustMommies staff

Giving your baby cereal in a bottle is one of those issues that reveals a big divide between the experts who recommend against it and the moms who swear by it. On the one hand, the experts point to a host of reasons why it is not good for your baby. On the other hand, your cousin, your friend, and some
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How To Introduce Formula to a Breastfed Baby

By JustMommies staff

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
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Delaying Solid Foods

By JustMommies staff

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. Additionally,
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Bottle-Feeding Moms Lack Support

By JustMommies staff

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

By JustMommies staff

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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