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.
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 […]
We had very different experiences introducing solids, We had an opportunity to ask the wonderful Nicole Silber, RD, CSP, CLC, a few of our feeding concerns that you may be struggling with too. We’re happy to share more about our journeys through baby led weaning, purees, feeding therapy and OT.