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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

We have a 28-month-old son who has been small all his life, has a small appetite, and frequently skips meals.

We have a 28-month-old son who has been small all his life. He was born at 7 pound, 9 ounces and began falling off the growth chart at approximately 3 months. He breastfed for the first year with solids introduced at 4 months. He currently weighs 21 pound, 4 ounces. He has a small appetite...

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 breastfed my daughter until she was 6 months old. Then 2% milk, but she had bad cramps and diarrhea.

I breastfed my daughter until she was six months old. Then I switched her to 2% milk. She had bad cramps and diarrhea. Her doctor did lots of tests on her after she was taken off milk. He also gave her a calcium supplement. She was four years old last summer and can now...

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...