When a child cannot tolerate cow's milk, the choice of formula should be informed by the condition that precludes the child from consuming cow's milk or breast milk. Here are 4 specialty formula types.
Snacking isn’t bad for kids, but pediatricians should counsel parents on what snacks are best.
Baby-led weaning (BLW) is an alternate way to introduce infants to new foods at a developmentally appropriate age. Following some best practices can help ensure that BLW is a rewarding experience for parent and child.
A balanced diet is the cornerstone of lifelong physical and mental health. However, some children may have conditions that require a medically prescribed diet. Here’s a look at the medical indications and potential complications for some of them.
Traditional home economics classes that taught children about food and food preparation are a thing of the past in many schools. This loss can keep children and teenagers from exploring food and developing a strong, healthy relationship. A new program Food Ed. challenges to students to think about food beyond their plates.
Newborn infants with tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) are more likely to have severe breastfeeding problems than infants without the condition, according to an observational study carried out in Germany in newborn mother-infant pairs.
Eating well is fundamental to lifelong physical and mental health. Here’s how all your patients, even those with limiting medical conditions, can get their nutrient intake right.
Emerging evidence reveals that earlier introduction of highly allergenic foods into infants’ diets may actually lead to immune tolerance. Here’s what you should know.
Low-income pregnant women who receive Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) federal nutrition assistance reduce their offspring’s risk for infant mortality and premature birth.
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that 98% of toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their diets each day.