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Six Reasons to Skip the Sippy Cup

By Patty Malowney

girl drinking out of a sippy cup They share the store shelf with other baby essentials and transitional gear, but do sippy cups potentially cause more difficulties than advantages? Invented in the 1980’s, the sippy cup quickly became the next “how did we live without it” item for parents of babies and toddlers. Nevertheless, is
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Starting Solid Foods

By Laura Leavitt

mom feeding baby cereal from a spoon The beginning of eating solid foods means a world of exploration for your child.
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The Basics of Introducing Solid Foods

By Laura Leavitt

mom feeding baby, baby food When? About six months old. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended prior to six months. An iron-fortified, infant formula feeding is considered the only adequate substitute to breastfeeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics. How? Go slowly! There is no need to rush. Use the "One at a time" method
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Weaning Your Baby from Nighttime Feedings

By Laura Leavitt

Baby in bed with star mobile 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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What is Baby Led Weaning?

By Patty Malowney

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

By Laura Leavitt

mom bottle feeding her baby in a rocking chair 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, and preferably a year. In some cases, however, breastfeeding is either impractical or impossible for the mother. Recently, a wave of protest known as the
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When Can Babies Drink Juice?

By Laura Leavitt

Baby with arms raised near fruit, vegetables, and juice A cute bottle of juice is better for your baby if you wait till the appropriate age.
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