Infant Iron Needs

Iron is an essential nutrient that’s used to make hemoglobin which helps blood carry oxygen and deliver it to all the other cells. Without hemoglobin, the body will stop producing healthy red blood cells and your baby’s muscles, tissues, and cells might not get the oxygen they need! Iron is also important for the immuneContinue reading “Infant Iron Needs”

Recommended Books

Ever since I was a child I have absolutely loved to read. But over the years my book choices have shifted from “mystery and adventures” novels to more “research and evidence based” texts- and I am totally okay with that! (I will continually update this list as I read more books that I deem worthContinue reading “Recommended Books”

Starting Solids- The Essentials

Starting Solids with your little one is such an exciting time! One of the most asked questions when preparing for solids is: WHAT DO I NEED?! To be honest, you really don’t need much! A few simple products for food prep, cleaning, and feeding and you are good to go – as long as yourContinue reading “Starting Solids- The Essentials”

Baby Led Weaning: Sweet Potato

When thinking of “first foods“, especially for BLW, sweet potato is often on the top of the list. In fact, it was one of the first things I made for Jax when he started self feeding. Check out how happy he was munching on sweet potato for the first time (at 6.5 months old). SweetContinue reading “Baby Led Weaning: Sweet Potato”

Peanut Allergy Prevention

Since the early 2000s, the prevalence of food allergies in children has increased by 50% and peanut/tree allergies has more than TRIPLED! To help reduce the prevalence of this allergy, the American Academy of Pediatrics has some new guildelines of when to introduce this to your infant! Learn more:

Role of Fat for Babies/Toddlers

The right types of fat and quantity are important for development and healthy functioning. Getting enough healthy fats is essential for growth and development. Young kids, in particular, need enough fat in their diet to help the brain and nervous system develop normally.

Avocado for Baby!

When it came to baby food, avocado was one I was so excited to feed Jax! Avocado is a great fruit for the health of your baby’s… …and is a good food option if your baby suffers from colic.

Natural Baby Cold Remedy

Having a sick little one is the absolute worst thing ever. Jax is currently 5 months old and we are experiencing our first battle with the constantly changing weather. Yesterday was in the 40s, today the 80s, tomorrow back to the 40s… As a nutritionist, my LAST line of defense is traditional medication. I feelContinue reading “Natural Baby Cold Remedy”