Our 2 year old suffered from colic.

I have a 2 1/2-month-old baby girl. She is gaining weight normally (I have a 2-year-old girl to compare with). Our 2 year old suffered from what we believed at the time to be colic. She would cry each night between 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. This started when she was 5 weeks old and...

I would like to give my son’s daycare a complete list of foods that he can eat without having to take his Lactaid pills.

I have seen the doctor in regards to this, but there was no "real" advice given to help me help my son's daycare! That is my real main concern. Fortunately, my son does take his Lactaid pills, but I would like to be able to give his daycare a complete list of foods that...

My granddaughter is 6 months old and my daughter is just nursing her. Shouldn’t my daughter be feeding her cereal or something?

My granddaughter is six months old and my daughter is still just nursing her. The baby looks healthy, but shouldn't my daughter be feeding her cereal or something else? No, breast milk or infant formula is sufficient for most babies as the sole source of nutrition for the first four to six months according to...

My pediatrician told me to use Isomil on our 4-month-old boy. He is on the Prosobee

My pediatrician told me to use Isomil on our 4-month-old boy. He is on the Prosobee Mead Johnson product now. My question is how different are these two products? My kid has a problem with gas in the middle of the night, which wakes him up screaming from a deep sleep. What suggestions could you...

How do I figure the proper calorie intake for my 5-month-old son?

I was wondering how to figure the proper calorie intake for my son. He is 5 months old and last week our doctor gave us a formula for figuring the number of calories he needs for his height, weight etc. What is this formula? Have you tried my Healthy Kid Calculator®? If you would send...

I have a two-year-old who will eat anything but meat.

I have a two-year-old who will eat anything but meat. If she does eat meat, all she'll eat is chicken nuggets from McDonald's. I have tried to cut out the sweets in her diet but she still only ever wants to eat her sweets. My question: how do I try and get her to...

My baby is 3 months and drinking two 8 ounce bottles every 4 hours. Would it be better if he ate a little cereal and formula?

My baby has just turned 3 months and is eating 2 - 8 oz. bottles of formula every 3.5 to 4 hours. He is growing like a weed - he's not very fat, just big and strong. My pediatrician said that he should eat as much and as often as he would like. I...

Have you heard anything about steroids in Similac?

Please, could you tell me if you have heard anything about steroids in the formula "Similac"? I keep hearing this, but cannot find the much verifiable information one way or the other. There is no information that confirmed the presence of steroids in the formula Similac. Similac does contain vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), which is sometimes...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with infants and toddlers?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with infants and toddlers? The Pediatric Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with infants, children, and adolescents. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state and the type of service you...

My baby is 10 months old. The doctor said not to start meat until the baby is a year old. Why?

My baby is almost 10 months. She went in for her 9-month checkup and the doctor asked what she was eating now. I said that she is eating stage 2 baby food plus her formula (Also). The doctor said not to start meat until the baby is a year old. Can you help me...

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