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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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Fresh Baby Food On-the-Go

By JustMommies staff

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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