Feeding Issues

Weaning Problems

Weaning Problems

Breast or bottle feeding can be considered prolonged after about 18 months of age, but delayed weaning is not always a problem. The older toddler who only occasionally nurses or drinks from a bottle does not necessarily need to be pressured into giving up the bottle or breast.(Continue Reading...)

Weaning: Normal

Weaning: Normal

Weaning is the replacement of bottle or breast feedings (nipple feedings) with drinking from a cup and eating solid foods. Weaning occurs easily and smoothly unless the breast or bottle has become overly important to the child.(Continue Reading...)

Solid (Strained) Foods

Solid (Strained) Foods

The best time to begin using a spoon to feed your child is when he can sit with some support and voluntarily move his head to engage in the feeding process. This time is usually between 4 and 6 months of age. Breast milk and commercial formulas meet all your baby's nutritional needs until 4 to 6 mon(Continue Reading...)

Formula Feeding

Formula Feeding

Infant formulas are a safe alternative to breast milk. They have been designed to resemble breast milk and fulfill the nutritional needs of your infant by providing all known essential nutrients in their proper amounts. Most formulas are derived from cow's milk.(Continue Reading...)

Appetite Slump In Toddlers

Appetite Slump In Toddlers

Between 1-5 years of age, many children normally gain only 4-5 pounds each year even though they probably gained 15 pounds during their first year. Children in this age range can normally go 3-4 months without any weigh gain.(Continue Reading...)