As the old saying goes, the apple
doesn’t fall far from the tree. When it comes to predicting
whether or not a child will be overweight as an adult, you
don’t have to look much farther than his mother. Maternal
obesity is the single most important predictor of obesity in
Calcium Without Cow’s Milk??
Now that your child is done with breastfeeding
or bottles, how can you make sure she’s getting all the
nutrients she needs? We know that children need calcium to build
strong bones. Cow’s milk is a good source of calcium
and a natural choice for many parents. But
can your child get the same amount of calcium without cow’s
milk? The answer is a resounding yes, as long as you know what
to look for.
Reasons to Make Your Own Baby Food
After all, none of us would enjoy eating TV dinners morning, noon
and night -- and that goes for your baby, too! So, don't put it
off. Get started today. Your baby will thank you for it in more
ways than one.
A Choice For Our Children
we want to feed our children healthy food. What parent
would turn down the chance to give a child delicious, healthy
food that is convenient, a good money value and that the
and Supplements for the Nursing Baby
milk is the only food your baby needs until about six
months of age. There is no advantage to adding other
sorts of foods or milks to breast milk before about six
months, except under unusual circumstances.
Your Toddler -- Why on Earth?
and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, more
and more are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding
enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months
they initially thought they would.
Easy Ways to Get Your Children to Eat Vegetables
There are children who devour
plates of crunchy salads and gobble up steamed broccoli like
it was candy, but what do you do if your kids refuse to eat
Your Independent Toddler
between 12 and 18 months of age, your easygoing infant becomes
a toddler striving to
take control of his or her activities. Mealtimes are the worst.
While your baby ate anything you put in front of her, you may
have a finicky eater on your hands.
Breastfeeding Give Your Child Cavities?
have far fewer dental cavities than those who are bottle-fed. This
includes nursing caries as well as other cavities. The unfortunate
term “nursing caries” refers to a typical pattern of
dental decay seen when juice, formula or breast milk sits in the
mouth frequently for extended periods.
Teeth, and Bones
Now nearly a quarter of all
our children are showing some signs of excess fluoride, or fluorosis.
An early sign is altered formation and discoloration of teeth.
Fluorosis is marked in 5% of these children and very great in
some of those. It is becoming increasingly apparent that high
fluoride levels damage bones.
Breastfed children have far
fewer dental cavities than those who are bottle-fed. This includes
nursing caries as well as other cavities. The unfortunate term
“nursing caries” refers to a typical pattern of dental
decay seen when juice, formula, or breastmilk sits in the mouth
frequently for extended periods. Nighttime snacks are highly cavity
causing because saliva is not very mobile during sleep, leaving
baby without its rinsing and antibacterial qualities.