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To plate or not to plate

As a children’s dietitian, I am not only interested in the ‘what’ of feeding your child but also in ‘how’ of feeding. How to feed your child differs from one developmental stage to the next. Initially you feed from the breast or from a...

Are you catering to your child’s fussiness?

I was talking to Lisa, a friend of mine, about the way I work with parents to take the stress out of mealtimes. I mentioned Ellyn Satter’s Division of Resonsibilty. I was telling her that when you follow the Division of Responsibility, you offer the same food to...

My child doesn’t eat vegetables

Many parents I see are worried that their child doesn’t eat any vegetables. Maybe this concern is because we hear so much from health professionals and in the media about how good vegetables are for us. They help prevent certain cancers, increase our immunity, and...

When to stop milk from a bottle?

Why stop milk from a bottle?   From birth to about one year of age, infants develop from being fed on demand to having a structured mealtime routine. From about one year of age, they cope best having a routine and knowing what is going to happen throughout their day....
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