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Breastfeeding for 3-5 minutes and feeds every hour

The beauty of breastfeeding is that it’s a pretty self-regulating process and that mother and baby adapt to each other quickly. Speaking from experience, I had two very different babies. One would ...
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How much soup is a baby expected to eat?

At this age, we supplemented breastfeeding with about 4 ounces of soup plus some fruits and veggies per day. Keep in mind that this is just a single data point and and not a statistical sampling or a ...
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A boy at school told my 8-year-old daugther she had fat thighs. How to boost her self-esteem and make her eat healthier?

In terms of eating healthily, you need to practice what you preach. Do you have unhealthy foods in your house? If so, why? If, for example, you eat ice cream several days a week, why is it a bad move ...
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Toddler daughter will not eat meat or eggs

Children can have a vegetarian diet, certainly, and in some cultures often do. My youngest adopted a vegetarian diet at around 5, so quite a lot older than yours, but some of the same concepts apply (...
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What kind of meats are safe to feed to a 13-month old?

Several possible solutions: Just feed them exactly what you are having, cut up appropriately. Don't worry if you think the food might be too flavoursome or spicy, let them have a go anyway. You do ...
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Effective ways of learning nutritious foods, nutrition and balanced diet

Basically: have a healthy diet in your house! At mealtimes and during cooking, talk about the food, how good it is, and if you want to go into details, about how it has vitamins, good fat, fibre or ...
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2 1/2 year old boy, hates meat, and most veggies

Most kids will eat fairly well and self manage if you set the right boundary conditions and stop making a fuss about it, which makes it into a an attention-grabbing power struggle. Things that can ...
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Vitamin A dose for 7 month old

Please see the full text of the review by Imdad et al (2017) for the benefits and side effects of the supplementation. This review (and my answer) does not address recommendations for areas without ...
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Do you prefer skinless chicken for children, as you would for adults?

You might want to read this article about fat and cholesterol from HealthyChildren.org, which published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Here is an excerpt: Fat in Food: How Much for Children? ...
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Is savoury food with sugar as bad as sweets?

This is not a complete answer but it won't fit well in a comment, and I'm hopeful that what I have to say will be somewhat helpful for you. One of my children is at high genetic risk for diabetes. At ...
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A boy at school told my 8-year-old daugther she had fat thighs. How to boost her self-esteem and make her eat healthier?

How to boost her self-esteem and make her eat healthier? I don't think you can do both at once. Your goals seem mutually exclusive to me, especially if stated in the same sentence (meaning these two ...
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Does feeding breast milk from a bottle convey the same health benefits as nursing?

I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned! While there is no difference in health benefits between bottled breast milk and nursed breast milk in the case of a single feeding, there would be a ...
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How long is breastfeeding effective and worthwhile?

I am really surprised no one mentioned Kathryn Dettwyler who has researched exactly the idea of what is normal for weaning in mammals & compared that to humans. She uses data such as age of ...
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Effective ways of learning nutritious foods, nutrition and balanced diet

I basically told my kids that there were certain types of foods that gave their bodies things that their bodies needed to grow strong and to play. There were other types of foods that taste great, but ...
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How infants can take 11mg of Iron per day?

[babies] 7-12 months need 11 mg of iron daily. Correct. US recommendations are the same. 11 mg of Iron means 366 grams of beef or 203 grams of Tofu... Are my calculations wrong? No, they're not. ...
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How infants can take 11mg of Iron per day?

When trying to assess things like nutrition, it’s very important to take the whole picture into account. A typical mistake of adults on a diet is to just calculate parts of what they consume, e.g. ...
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A boy at school told my 8-year-old daugther she had fat thighs. How to boost her self-esteem and make her eat healthier?

I am so sorry to hear about the situation with your daughter. As parents we want nothing more than to protect our children and situations such as this can make us parents feel helpless. But there is ...
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A boy at school told my 8-year-old daugther she had fat thighs. How to boost her self-esteem and make her eat healthier?

Goals Well you really have two goals for your solution here: You need to get her to understand there will always be people in life who don't like who we are (looks related or not) and how to get ...
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How to get toddler to eat eggs?

One system that seems to work is to put a tiny amount of egg (or whatever it is the child doesn't like) and then insist that it be eaten. Then increase slowly from there. The idea is to first get over ...
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