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...

I have a little guy that has diarrhea. The doctor told me to give him clear liquids, applesauce and banana.

I have a little guy that has had diarrhea for a few days. I brought him to the doctor and he didn't prescribe any medication. He's 16 months old and the doctor told me to give him clear liquids, applesauce, and banana. What else can he have? I would suggest you follow your doctor's advice...

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...

My son’s pediatrician told me I could start increasing his diet with single foods. I am not sure what is best.

I have a seven-month-old son who has been eating cereal since he was about four months. Vegetables and fruit juice (apple only) since he was about five months all based on doctor's advice. He is in the 95th percentile in both weight and height so his size is not a question, but he still...

Everything I read says that children do not need salt or sugar.

Everything I read says that children do not need salt or sugar. I made all my own baby food, but now I am confused by some nutrition information on labels. How much sodium or sugar is too much? The labels give milligrams or grams and I don't know what it means. I'm a mother with...

I am concerned about my baby’s weight gain compared to the weight charts.

I am concerned about my baby's weight gain relative to the weight charts. Following are her measurements: Age Weight Length birth 8 pounds 5 ounces 21.5 inches 2 months 11 pounds 10 ounces 25 inches 4 months 13 pounds 10 ounces 26.25 inches 6 months 15 pounds 26.75 inches 9 months 16 pounds 9 ounces 27.75 inches   My 9-month-old daughter eats breast milk, fruits, vegetables, rice cereal and whole wheat bagels. Recently, she...

I have a daughter who will be 2 years old and she still takes a bottle. How do I break this habit?

I am taking a nutrition class via the internet. I am required to post two Internet questions for my class. I have a daughter who will be two in August and she still takes a bottle. I would like to know if you have any suggestions on how to break this habit from...

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 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...

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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