Have you heard the phrase “Food before one is just for fun!”? It’s a common idea that the food that you give to babies under 1 year old aren’t meant to meet their nutrition needs, since they’ll get all of that through breastmilk or formula. Rather, the food that we give babies who are learning to eat solids while also being breast or formula fed is just for FUN! Oh boy… Continue reading “5 Reasons That Food Before One is NOT Just for Fun”
Brrrr, it’s cold outside! This time of year has me craving warm, hearty soups, stews, curries, and anything else that will make me feel warm and cozy inside, like a big hug in a warm blanket… except I can eat it. Continue reading “Curry Roasted Butternut Squash and Lentil Soup”
It can be really hard for a parent to figure out if their baby is getting enough breastmilk. After all, with a bottle you can clearly see the volume they are drinking, whereas you can’t see through a breast or measure how much is taken! (well, you can, but not as easily). When it seems that baby is fussy and crying all the time, and wanting to eat ALL THE TIME, moms begin to feel the fear. It’s a fear that most moms will have at least once in their breastfeeding journey, and is one of the top reasons why they may choose to stop breastfeeding altogether: my baby isn’t getting enough (or, as a postpartum mom might think: I’m failing and not supplying enough for my baby). In this post, we’ll look at how you can tell if a baby is getting enough, and what to do (or not to do) to increase your supply if you’re concerned. Continue reading “Is my baby getting enough breastmilk?”
Parents have the best intentions to teach their kids how to be fully functioning human beings. Sneeze into your sleeve, use the potty, eat healthy food, etc. And with those best intentions, we encourage or discourage our kids to eat certain things that we feel are acceptable. What often happens, however, is that our best intentions turn sour, potentially contributing to “picky eating” or sending unhealthy messages about food. In this post, I review some of the most common strategies that parents use to cajole their kids into eating healthy food, and how these well-intentioned verbal cues may be inappropriately interpreted by your child.
This blog post is the third in a series of posts exploring our family’s journey with food allergies. Today, I’ll share the next steps in our journey, and exposing my toddler to her allergen – on purpose. Continue reading “Our Journey with Food Allergies – The Egg Ladder”