Your baby won't stop crying. All you want is for him to fall asleep so you can sleep even 30 more minutes. The solution for many parents is to add cereal to the bottle. Adding porridge or cereal to your baby's bottle is a common practice and even recommended by some health providers. However, adding cereal before 4 months has negative consequences that can affect the well-being of your baby. According to studies, adding cereal to a bottle before 4 months is associated with hi
Being a child nutritionist I have always known the importance of iron in babies, however it was not until I had my daughter that I understood how easy it is to forget to introduce foods with iron in the first months. Iron is an extremely important mineral for the growth and development of your baby. If you are preparing for introducing solids to your baby's diet, it is important that your baby receives foods high in iron, especially if you continue to exclusively breastfeed.
Congratulations, you have received the green light from your pediatrician to start introducing solids to your baby! The adventure with your little one is about to begin. But where to start? Cereal, fruit, vegetables? For many parents, this time can be a bit overwhelming because they just don't know how or which foods to introduce. I hear that many of the parents receive a paper guide with strict indications of foods and the order in which they should be introduced. "At month
First answer the following questions: Can your baby hold his head up and sit up on his own or with little assistance? Has he/she doubled his/her birth weight? Does he/she put things in his/her mouth? Does he/she open his/her mouth when you bring him/her food? Is she/he interested in what you eat? Does he/she have control of his/her tongue and does he/she not automatically push the food out? If you answered YES to most of the questions, congratulations, your baby is ready to s
There is nothing more overwhelming and frustrating for parents than having a baby suffering from colic. Infantile colic is very common in the first month of babies. Almost 30% of babies suffer from colic. Symptoms usually worsen at 6 weeks and improve at 3 to 6 months. The term colic is defined by uncontrollable crying for no apparent reason in healthy babies. If your baby cries for more than 3 hours at a time for at least 3 days a week for 3 weeks, your baby may be suffering
Breastfeeding offers many benefits not only for you but also for your baby. And now even supermodels like Gisele Bundchen make it look “fashionable” and totally “natural”. Find out the 6 reasons why breastfeeding offers the best benefits for you and your baby. The Ideal Nutrition: Breast milk is also known as "the ideal food" for your baby, as it contains the exact composition of fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals to provide the best nutrition for your baby. Breast milk al
If you are pregnant or have small children, it is likely that you have been advised not to eat fish high in mercury. Most pregnant women limit fish entirely to avoid the risk of eating fish high in mercury. Mercury occurs naturally in the environment, but when consumed in excess it functions as a neurotoxin, interfering with your baby's brain and nervous system. However, you could be missing out on very important nutrients that you only find in fish. The good news is that mos
"My son is 3 months old and I am exclusively breastfeeding him, but I just got back to work. Can I mix breast milk from different days?" First of all, I commend you for continuing to breastfeed while you return to work. For many mothers, it is very difficult to continue breastfeeding due to work difficulties, schedules and the complexity of expressing milk at certain times. The World Health Organization (WHO), along with health organizations such as UNICEF, the Academy of Nut