Exposure is just a fancy word for what really means “patience”. Feeding kids is not for the faint of heart! It’s tough. And if you get caught up in the “right now” you lose sight of what really happens with exposures. They build upon each other!! What was just a touch today, turns to aContinue reading “Importance of Exposure to New & Less Favorable Foods”
Surface-level observations are easy. And honestly, true “picky eating” can be a very normal phase… but what if it isn’t?…at a point, it is no longer “picky eating” and more accurately defined as “problem feeding”.
When starting solids with your baby it is not necessary to jump right in with a full 3 meals per day! Up until this point, you have most likely fed your baby on demand, but now that you are starting solids it is the ideal time to start a typical daily meal routine to startContinue reading “How many meals per day should my baby have? Starting solids ages 6-11 months”
Transitioning to Milk after 12 months old. Is it necessary? Technically, NO. Let me explain!
CALCIUM COMES FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES 👏NOT 👏JUST 👏MILK – but so often when I tell parents it’s okay if their child doesn’t drink milk they respond with “What about Calcium?” 🤔 What is Calcium? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and vital for good health! It is essential for theContinue reading “Calcium”
When starting solids, a question I am often asked is “What foods should I offer to make sure my baby gets what they need to grow?” Here is a quick guide for building balanced and nutrient-dense meals for your baby that will help support proper growth & development AND also help expose them to aContinue reading “Building a Balanced Plate for Baby (6-11months)”
It is harder to see growth and change when you are in the midst of it.
Day to day you probably don’t notice much growth & change in your child… but look back on a picture from a year ago and you’ll be amazed at how much has changed and how they have grown!
It is the same way with Picky Eating habits.
Even if they can’t talk yet, babies have all kinds of ways to tell us when they’re hungry & when they’ve had enough! feeding & trusting your child to listen to their body.
Although the names are almost the same – just one letter difference- these two types of food are completely different but both are essential for gut health! Learn more about how to get your picky eater to eat both:
“How do we keep expanding their accepted foods if we are always offering something they like?,” said the message from a stressed parent of a picky eater.