Food Allergy Awareness: How to Introduce Cow’s Milk to Baby

Food Allergy Awareness: How to Introduce Cow’s Milk to Baby

As a pediatrician, I have ALWAYS gotten a lot of questions about (cow’s) milk. What age to start? What kind is best? What if it upsets my baby’s stomach? What if they are allergic? Should I offer it in a bottle or cup? I’ll review my recommendations and how I typically counsel families below. First and foremost: you don’t need a cow to raise a child so if you opt out of cow’s milk, that’s okay, too! However some introduction and feeding of cow’s milk in early life will allow your child a greater chance to tolerate it throughout their life. 

Don’t Panic about Baby Food News, Diversify Your Baby’s Diet

Don’t Panic about Baby Food News, Diversify Your Baby’s Diet

Editor’s Note: Mommybites talked with pediatrician and mom Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson about her reaction to the recent report on baby food and how to best feed babies to keep them healthy.  Mommybites: A congressional report this month shared that four leading baby food companies were aware that their products included dangerous levels of toxic […]

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