All posts by Renae D'Andrea

You have likely heard you should be careful about how much salt is in your baby's food. Click through for the specific recommendations to help you determine how much is too much! #babyfood #healthybabyfood #blw #babyledweaning

Is Salt in Baby Food Okay?

  • May 17, 2018

As a parent of a newly-eating baby, you are likely aware of the salt in baby food that you serve. Most parents know that they should be cautious of how much salt they serve. But just how much is too much?

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How many meals should your baby be eating? Advice from a pediatric nutritionist based on age ranges to help guide you and put your mind at ease! #babynutrition #firstfoods #whattofeedbaby #babyfood

How Many Meals Should Your Baby Be Eating?

  • May 11, 2018

So you’ve got this feeding thing underway now. Your baby has met all the developmental markers and has started to eat foods. You know how much you should be feeding them at each meal, but just how many

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A common question I receive from parents is about how much gagging is okay when a baby is first starting solid foods. While this is a hard question to answer definitively, I will try and provide a few guidelines to ease your mind. Gagging vs Choking: A Reminder Gagging is a normal part of the learning process. A baby’s gag reflex is much closer to the front of their mouth than an adult’s, meaning it is much easier for them to gag on food. Gagging means your baby is learning, and is not necessarily a bad thing. Choking, on the other hand, can be very serious. Choking is when food gets lodged in a baby’s throat and prevents breathing. I hate the thought of scaring any one, but I do want parents to be prepared. Your baby is likely to have one or more episodes during their time learning to eat that will appear to be very close to choking. Know that it is rare for babies to truly choke, but that is why it is important that you practice safe feeding habits and are always monitoring your baby with food. Someone in your house should also be up to date on infant CPR. This is not specific to baby self-feeding, but really, any type of feeding! Safety should always come first. Handling the Inevitable Gagging Instances A few tips: 1. Hold back your fear. Easier said than done, but give your baby

Help! My Baby Keeps Gagging on Their Food

  • May 3, 2018

What you need to know about babies and gagging and how to keep your baby safe. A common question I receive from parents is about how much gagging is okay when a baby is first starting solid foods.

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Make sure your baby is getting the amount of food they need. Recommendations from a pediatric dietitian nutritionist. #babyportionsizes #babyfood #blw

How Much Should My Baby Eat?

  • April 26, 2018

One of the most common questions I get is "How much should my baby eat?" Parents are understandably concerned when their baby doesn't actually eat much food in those first few months after starting solid

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Video with texture and size recommendations for many different breakfast ideas to feed your six month old baby. #babynutrition #infantnutrition #babyfoodideas

6 Month Old Baby Food Ideas- Breakfast!

  • April 18, 2018

play Today we're talking about breakfasts for your baby. Making balanced meals for a 6 month old can be fairly simple and straight forward once you get the hang of it. Until that time, though, it can

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Are you concerned about when and how to give your children peanuts? Or maybe eggs? Do you hear different recommendations from friends and family members? Here are the most recent expert recommendations on your best chance to prevent food allergies in your kids. #foodallergies #peanuts #babynutrition

How to Prevent Food Allergies in Children

  • April 11, 2018

SaveSaveSaveFood allergies in children have always been a hot topic. Up until recently, the recommendation was to only give allergenic foods, like peanuts, to kids once they were a few years old. That

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Healthy snacks for kids can mean so many things. It's not just about the food itself, it's about when you serve it and what you serve it with, too! Find out the best ways to serve easy snacks to your kids, whether for school, at home, or on the go!

Healthy Snacks for Kids

  • April 4, 2018

play What do you think of when you hear the word snack? Do you immediately think “junk food”? Goldfish crackers? Something from a box or bag that has little or no nutritional value? What do you

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Meal ideas for babies, with video and instructions on how to safely prepare the correct textured food! #blw #babymealideas #babyledweaning

6 Month Old Baby Food Ideas- Lunch!

  • March 28, 2018

play If you're like most parents, when it comes time to actually get food on the table, making sure you're serving a balanced meal can be daunting. When you're just starting to feed your 6 month

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Iron status and anemia can be a great source of concern for parents of children of all ages. Here is a list of iron-rich foods for toddlers and babies, including vegetarian and animal sources. It can be used for kids of all ages and parents as well! #babynutrition #nutritionforkids #infantnutrition

Iron-Rich Foods for Toddlers and Babies

  • March 21, 2018

A frequent question from parents is what is the best source of iron for toddlers or babies. In the first years of life it can be very important to provide many different iron-rich foods for toddlers and

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Probiotics for Kids and Probiotics for Baby. Are they necessary? Do you need to give supplements? Can you get them from food? What are the best sources? All your questions answered here!

Hot Topics in Nutrition: Probiotics for Kids

  • March 14, 2018

Probiotics for kids: are they necessary? I’m taking a look at the research this week to let you know the latest science and recommendations out there!SaveBear with me as I go in depth with the research.

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