Infant Articles

Baby Food: Jars, Pouches, or Both?

Many parents select organic food for their little ones, to ensure that their developing bodies enjoy nourishment without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Organic agricultural foods are grown without the use of potentially harmful pesticides and genetically modified organisms. As a parent, you've probably thought a lot about the food you give your baby. But have you thought much about the container it comes in?

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Importance of Whole Grains for Infants and Toddlers

In infants and toddlers (and grown ups too!) whole grains are powerful, nutritious foods to include, as they provide several vitamins, minerals, fiber, healthy fats, and even phytochemicals to a healthy diet.

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Pesticides and ADHD

We all know that pesticides protect our crops from harmful insects, but how harmful are those pesticides to your children? Read more about this discovery and ways to protect your children in our latest article here.

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Nutrition Necessities For Nursing Moms

A great list of important nutritional elements that are needed for nursing moms in order to keep their infant healthy when feeding.

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Choosing A Formula

By Dr. Harold Raucher

Dr. Raucher discusses infant formula and provides information about the different types of formulas available.

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Formula Q&A

You can rest assured that infant formulas are safe for your baby. Infant formulas must meet strict U.S. Food and Drug Administration nutrition and safety guidelines, so when it comes to formula safety you're in good hands.

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The Benefits Of DHA & ARA

By Dr. Austin Abramson

Doctors agree that breastfeeding is best for babies. And human breast milk is a natural source of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid).

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How Much Should Babies Eat?

By Dr. Nanci Pittman

Developed by Dr. Nanci Pittman, the infant feeding schedule can be useful as you introduce your baby to solid food.

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Infant Food Allergies

By Sue Gilbert, MS, Nutritionist

Your baby just had his or her first bites of peaches, and now has is sneezing with a runny nose. Could it be a reaction to the food? Quite possibly, yes, and quite possibly, no.

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Nutrition & Feeding Guidelines For Your Baby

By Sue Gilbert, MS, Nutritionist

During their first year babies triple their birth weight and increase in length by 50%. To fuel that amazing development, eating is the top priority every day.

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From On Demand To On Schedule Feeding

During their first year babies triple their birth weight and increase in length by 50%. To fuel that amazing development, eating is the top priority every day.

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Make Eating Mindful

Babies possess an incredible ability to hear and respond to appetite cues. They cry when they want food, eat until they are full, and then turn from the breast or bottle when satisfied...even if there are still several ounces of milk available.

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Starting Solid Foods: A Common-Sense Approach

By Dr. William Sears

A young infant's menu of breast milk or infant formula during the first few months of life is a basic and healthy one. The American Academy of Pediatric's Committee on Nutrition advises that supplemental foods not be introduced before four to six months.

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Earth's Best Baby Development Guide

The first year of your baby's life is a special time with every month bringing new and exciting developments. Find out what to expect month to month.

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The Whole Story On Whole Grains

For kids, especially babies, whole grains provide immediate health benefits and help to instill healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.

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Eating For A Healthy Brain

Food nourishes both your child’s body and your child’s mind. In the early years, the brain has some unique nutritional needs.

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Plant The Seed For Vegetable Loving

The time to cultivate a habit of regular vegetable eating is in childhood. You’d be surprised at how many ways you can get your child to meet his recommended intake.

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The Importance Of Water

Critical to good health, pure water isn't the only way to get water since it is the main component of most fluids and many foods. Here are some tips to make fluids a little more enticing for your little ones.

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Infants' Unpredictable Palates

Help your child transition from one eating stage to another with these helpful tips.

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The Importance Of Protein

Proteins are the building blocks of our cells. Because babies are growing, they require plenty of high quality protein foods.

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Keeping Baby Food Safe

Following a few simple guidelines will keep your baby's food safe from unwanted bacteria, and your baby free from unwanted food borne illnesses.

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The Importance Of Iron

By Dr. Nanci Pittman

Read about the importance of iron in your child's diet and get some tips about how to feed them enough of it.

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The Importance Of Healthy Fats

By Sue Gilbert, MS, Nutritionist

Limiting fat in your baby's diet is like trying to fool Mother Nature, and it doesn't work. Read more about how a child who gains too little weight in childhood is at greater risk of becoming an overweight adult.

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Benefits Of Antioxidant Rich Baby Food

Babies are big eaters and fast growers. Because of this, they use lots of oxygen that helps cells metabolize food into the energy that is necessary for development.

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The Importance Of Vitamin A

Vitamin A is vital for baby's optimum vision development, bone growth, cell division and cell differentiation. It also strengthens their immune system to prevent or fight off infections

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Babyproofing - 12 Tips To A Safer Baby

Babyproofing is a process that every first-time parent faces. Those little fingers, combined with a curious spirit, can get into some big trouble.

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The Importance Of Vitamin C

Earth's Best fortifies many of its infant foods with vitamin C, (listed as Ascorbic Acid on the ingredient list).

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