baby food

‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables
‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables June 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new research from the University of Leeds suggests. The researchers, led by Professor Marion Hetherington in ... Read More »

Quick pea and ham soup (suitable for babies)
Quick pea and ham soup (suitable for babies) February 5, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

This pea & ham soup makes a hearty, healthy meal for the whole family including a puree for babies from 7 months old. It’s high in iron, zinc and fibre. Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus soaking time) Cooking time: 30 ... Read More »

Introducing solid foods while continuing to breastfeed could prevent child allergies
Introducing solid foods while continuing to breastfeed could prevent child allergies November 28, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Introducing solid food with breast milk after the 17th week of birth could reduce food allergies in babies, according to University of Southampton research. The research, led by Dr Kate Grimshaw, dietitian and senior research fellow at the University, say ... Read More »

All probiotics are not the same in protecting premature infants from common, life-threatening illness
All probiotics are not the same in protecting premature infants from common, life-threatening illness October 28, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Treating premature infants with probiotics, the dietary supplements containing live bacteria that many adults take to help maintain their natural intestinal balance, may be effective for preventing a common and life-threatening bowel disease among premature infants, researchers at UC Davis ... Read More »

10 tips for deciding whether your baby is ready for solids
10 tips for deciding whether your baby is ready for solids October 7, 2013 (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s sometimes difficult to decide whether or not your baby is ready to start solids. These ten tips will help you decide whether or not it’s time to whip up a sweet potato mash or some other delicacy for your ... Read More »

Introducing solids after 6 months disadvantages
Introducing solids after 6 months disadvantages October 7, 2013 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It may be hard to imagine that the little mouth that’s been suckling your breasts for the past six months is already ready to eat from a spoon. Whether the realisation that baby’s just about ready for a spoon is ... Read More »

Introducing solids before 6 months disadvantages
Introducing solids before 6 months disadvantages October 7, 2013 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are there any negative effects of exclusive breastfeeding for six months? It is important to breastfeed exclusively (when possible) and bottle feed exclusively if you cannot breastfeed. In cases of iron-deficiency, instead of feeding your baby iron-rich food, supplemental iron ... Read More »

Is introducing solids before six months okay?
Is introducing solids before six months okay? October 7, 2013 (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Your mum keeps telling you to wait until your baby is 6 months old to whip out the zucchini puree but your best friend keeps saying you need to start solids now, even though your baby is only 4 months ... Read More »

When to introduce solids to a baby
When to introduce solids to a baby October 7, 2013 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian and World Health Organisation guidelines recommend introducing solids 180 days after baby’s birth. You could follow this rule to the letter, put 180 red marks on your calendar and then whip up some pumpkin mash for your baby. But ... Read More »

How to feed a baby
How to feed a baby October 7, 2013 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastmilk is the natural source of food for newborn babies and breastfeeding is recommended to keep them healthy (or failing breastmilk, formula). But just how long should a woman breastfeed (or give formula)? What other foods does a baby need ... Read More »







 
 
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