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 have concern about the question on honey.

I enjoyed your page and I particularly found the Ask the Dietitian section informative. However, I have a concern about the question on honey. You might want to consider adding a bit about not giving honey to infants (on pacifiers, bottle nipples etc.) as honey is rarely if ever, sterilized and Clostridium Botulism spores...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...