Doctor’s Advice: Eating with Sensory Issues

Kerri: My son is almost 2 and has sensory issues with eating. He gags when his food is a little chunky. He does see a therapist, but do you have any suggestions about what I can do? Dr. JJ: Sometimes when kids gag on chunks, it’s because they may have one of a few things […]

New Baby Food Recommendations

New Recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology With the rising prevalence of atopic disease (or diseases that pertain to allergies), primary prevention may play a role in reducing its incidence, especially in high risk infants. The Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee of the AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) […]

Doctor’s Advice: My Baby Won’t Eat Solids!

Andy: My baby is 6 months old and because of allergies we are just starting with solids. He started the first day eating them so well, but then that night he threw everything up. Now, he doesn’t even want to taste them, no matter what’s on the spoon, fruit or vegetable. What can I do? […]

Doctor’s Advice: Bedtime Feeding

Nadia: My 16-month-old is waking up every night after midnight and she will not fall asleep until I feed her. This impromptu schedule is affecting my beauty sleep pattern. I need an after-dinner or before-bed snack that is healthy and will fill her up until morning. Maybe milk with fruits as a shake or something like that? […]

Doctor’s Advice: Pureeing Berry Seeds

Jessica: Hello! I absolutely love making foods for my little girl. She has just started eating pureed foods at 5 months old and she loves everything (except avocados) that she has tried so far. I am curious, though, how to go about pureeing things like strawberries and kiwis. I’m not sure her little insides are […]

Doctor’s Advice: Nitrates in Homemade Baby Food?

Dr. JJ recently received two similar questions about homemade carrot purees and their levels of nitrates.  Patti Reid: I am making all of my grandson’s baby food using the Baby Bullet to help my daughter out. His pediatrician has cautioned us about making homemade pureed carrots due to the nitrates. He is now a little […]

Doctor’s Advice: Should I Introduce Solid Food?

Ashley: Hello, My little guy is going on 15 weeks old. He is purely breastfed. He was 8.4 pounds at birth and 20.5 inches long. He currently sleeps 9-9.5 hours at night and usually takes 1-2 one-hour naps (2 hours total) during the day. My concern is that he has been gaining weight VERY slowly. […]

That Sounds Fishy…

One of the most common questions I would get in counseling parents about nutrition was about the safety of fish, especially since we live in a sushi-loving universe here in California. I wanted to offer some information and perspective so that fish can remain an integral part of our diets, with safety in mind. For […]

Doctor’s Advice: Helping Get My Baby Chewing

Melissa: I have a 13-month-old who still gags on food! I always cut things really small and sometimes he does fine and sometimes, not so much. He hates the 3rd stage foods because of the lumps. Is there something I can do to try to and help him get chewing down better? Or will he […]

Doctor’s Advice: Defrosting Baby Food

Penny: Hello, I was just wondering what the recommendations are for freezing homemade baby food. There are so many different answers out there on the internet! For example, if I make a batch of oatmeal puree for my daughter and freeze it in individual portions, how long will it stay fresh in the freezer? What […]