Babies nurse eagerly for two reasons: First, because they’re hungry, and second, because they love to suck. If you feed them but don”t give them enough chance to suck, their craving for sucking will go unsatisfied and they will try to suck something else — their fists, or thumbs, or their clothes. Some babies feel this [...]
Strict schedules. A hundred years ago, experts told parents to feed their babies every four hours by the clock. This plan, which was supposed to prevent diarrhea, worked well enough for most babies. But there were always a few babies who had trouble adjusting to a regular schedule: babies whose stomachs couldn’t seem to [...]
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Connecting through laughter and smiles is a profoundly powerful way to experience the joy of love and emotion.
Parents often hear the current wisdom about “bonding,” which says the first feeding should happen within an hour.
Did you know that keeping salt and animal protein intake low and fruit and vegetable intake high is every bit as important?
Mealtime can turn into a battle of wills as kids fret about some new and seemingly menacing food offering, ask for a specially prepared meal, or just flat out refuse to eat.