Tag Archives: starting solids

Is my baby weaning himself?

Ask Anne… Question:   My nine month old baby has been on a nursing strike for almost a week. He is teething, and I think that it all started at the end of an usually hectic week, when he bit me and I raised my voice at him. He is eating solids and gaining weight, but he refuses a bottle and does not  take …

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Why are my baby’s bowel movements green?

Ask Anne… Question: Yesterday my daughter’s stools were bright green. Neon green, actually. What could be causing this? The only thing I can possibly think of is that I have been drinking caffeine-free diet Mt. Dew and that maybe could be it, because it is almost that color. Also, her stools have been very pasty in consistency. Can breastfed babies get …

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How often should a toddler nurse versus eating solid foods?

Ask Anne… Question: My daughter is 11 months old. Extended breastfeeding is in my plan. She still nurses a couple times during the night. How many times a day should a toddler  nurse versus eating solid foods? Answer: How wonderful that you are aware of the many benefits of extended breastfeeding and plan to continue nursing after a year! Your …

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Starting Solids: Waiting Is Worth It

Getting Started Good First Foods Foods To Avoid Foods To DEFINITELY Avoid (because babies can choke on them) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) officially recommends that mothers breastfeed their babies exclusively for the first six months in order to “to support optimal growth and development”. “Optimal” means the very best, no matter how you look at it.Deciding what to …

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