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...

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...

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...

My friend’s 1-year-old has constipation problems and has been put on a high fiber diet by her doctor.

My friend's one year old has constipation problems and has been put on a high fiber diet by her doctor. She is having difficulty getting the baby to eat raw vegetables. She doesn't like to chew things that are too hard. Do you have any ideas for things she might like to eat? If the...

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...

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 hae a 12 month old daughter. Her pediatrician is very concerned taht she is not growing. He requrested I give her antihistimine before bed to increase her appetite....

I have a 12-month-old daughter. She was 6 weeks premature and weighed 5 lb. 8oz. She has been very healthy her first year and had good weight gain the first 6 months. The second 6 months she has only gained 2 1/2 pounds. At her one year check up she weighed 18 lbs. 13...

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...

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...

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