Nutrition Thru the Ages

Milk Supply | How do I know there’s enough?

Milk supply — knowing there’s enough is a constant worry for many moms, dads, and grandmas too.  Sometimes we get to depending on “exactness” too much and should trust nature and our instincts.  When bottle feeding parents can “see” exactly what’s being taken by the infant.  When breast feeding many parents think it’s a “guess” […]

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To Increase Milk Supply

To increase milk supply many mothers go to great lengths with much concern when there may not be a problem.   So, first of all, is your supply really low?  Make sure you really need to increase your supply.  Sometimes the milk supply is just fine and the baby and mom are miscommunicating.  Babies can […]

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Increase Breast Milk Supply | Reglan and Domperidone

Increase breast milk supply with medications like Reglan and Domperidone.  Many moms want to know how they can increase breast milk supply using prescription medications.  Once you’ve exhausted all other ways to increase your breast milk supply, then you may need to use one of these medications to assist you.  Reglan (Metoclopramide)  and Domperidone ( […]

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Pumping Breast Milk | Donor Milk

By pumping your breast milk, you can provide breast milk for your infant.  You can also directly feed at the breast or use donor milk.  Direct breastfeeding is the most common way moms provide breast milk for their infants. When the infant shows hunger cues, a mom gets baby to breast and the infant nurses […]

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The Picky Eater

The picky eater is a child who develops a small repertoire of food that she eats and she manipulates her parents and caregivers into providing only those foods. This does not make her a “bad” child. She’s just been trained by us adults not to explore foods and try different things. There are certainly some […]

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How to Stop Breast feeding | When to Wean

How to stop breast feeding and the appropriate time to stop breast feeding varies from one mom & baby to another. Whether you’ve breast fed your child for a year or a month, weaning is a decision for you to make or sometimes your infant makes for you.  Even if your child has decided to wean from […]

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What is Bilirubin? | What is Phototherapy?

What is bilirubin and why does your infant look jaundiced?  One way to monitor jaundice is by checking bilirubin levels.  Bilirubin is the by-product of red blood cell breakdown.  When babies are first born the jaudice level or bilirubin level does increase most of the time.  As long as bilirubin is at a “safe” level […]

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Jaundice | Newborn Babies

So what is jaundice anyways and how will it affect your newborn?  Jaundice is a yellow undertone to the whites of the eyes and the skin. All of us break down red blood cells all day long. It’s the liver’s job to take that broken down red blood cell and process it for elimination. Jaundice […]

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Empty Calories | Your Child’s Nutrition

Empty calories are calories your child consumes that have a poor nutritional quality — also known as “Junk Foods”.  These foods are high in calories with little to no nutritional benefits.  A recent NIH study showed that  nearly 40% of the energy consumed by 2- to 18-year-olds comes in the form of empty calories.  Empty calorie […]

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When to Start Solids for Baby

Introducing solids to a baby is a fun step in providing your baby his nutritional needs. However, breastmilk or formula is all that’s needed for about the first 4-6 months of life. If solids (rice cereal, baby foods) are introduced too early, it can lead to food allergies, obesity, digestive problems, and a decrease in […]

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