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  • Waiting Three to Five Days Between Introducing New Foods

    Waiting Three to Five Days Between Introducing New Foods

    When you started introducing solid foods to your baby, did you follow the “wait X number of days between each new food” rule? Most sources that I have found online recommend waiting three to five days before introducing new foods. When my daughter was an infant, my nurse practitioner mentioned waiting three days between new […] More

  • Reasons for Delaying Feeding Babies Solid Foods: The Open Gut

    Reasons for Delaying Feeding Babies Solid Foods: The Open Gut

    At what age should a parent or other caregiver introduce solid foods to a baby? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), human infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. Complimentary food should not be introduced until after six months. Breastfeeding should then continue for two years or beyond. Parents […] More

  • Breastfeeding Might Prevent ADHD

    Breastfeeding Might Prevent ADHD, Says Study

    If you are breastfeeding your child, they might be less prone to¬†attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A new study conducted by a team of Israeli researchers and published in the journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine suggests that breastfeeding helps fight against the onset of ADHD. The study was conducted by lead researcher¬†Aviva Mimouni-Bloch, MD, of […] More

  • Tuna Salad

    When Babies Eat Fish Linked to Asthma Risk

    Following one commonly cited piece of advice on solid foods, many parents opt to avoid introducing their children to high allergy foods until after age one or even age two. High allergy foods include eggs, nuts and peanuts, milk, soy, strawberries, wheat, and fish and other seafood. However, recent research suggests that not introducing babies […] More

  • Baby Eating Bread

    A Baby-Led Approach to Introducing Solid Food

    As my daughter approaches her four-month birthday, I have been hearing more and more about starting her on solid foods. Whether it is from well-meaning women my mother’s age telling me a little bit of rice cereal in her bottle will help my daughter sleep through the night or my mom friends enthusiastically asking when […] More