Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

This is so exciting that you are thinking about starting your baby on their first foods. Food can be used as a fundamental way to teach these tiny creatures. Starting this journey of solid food is just like reading to them or playing with colorful toys. The receptors in their brains are hard at work. […]

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. […]

Are You Feeding Your Little One Solids Too Soon?

When did you introduce solids to your Little One? About 90 percent of parents are starting their babies on solids too soon, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. They recommend babies only feed on breast milk or formula until they’re 6 months old, but about 40 percent of parents start feeding solids before the […]

Dr. JJ Recommends First Foods for Babies

  Once you’ve decided that your baby is ready for solid foods, it’s time to decide which solid foods to feed your baby. Starting with sweet fruit and vegetable purees is the way to go; take a listen to see what else our lovely pediatrician Dr. JJ has to say!

Creamy Barley Risotto

This is one of my favorite recipes to make when I’m also feeding a first-time eater. It’s relatively low in fat, high in whole grain fiber and nutrients, packed with veggies, spiked with quality protein, and has some tangy, calcium-rich dairy for good measure. This is truly a one-pot wonder for all ages, and easy […]

Ask the Doc: Introducing Solids

Q: Why are there such discrepancies on information regarding feeding solids to babies? -Kristina B. A: Although several years ago it was thought that introducing solids later in a baby’s life might delay or prevent allergies, newer research has started to crumble that theory. Scientists noted that there were far fewer food allergies in cultures where […]

Sloppy Joes

Try this recipe at your next family BBQ! Super tasty with a sneaky bit of goodness added in, this is one you won’t be able to keep your hands off of.   Sloppy Joes Ingredients 2 boiled/steamed roma tomatoes (6 oz Mighty Marinara Sauce) 1/2 lb cooked ground beef or turkey* 1 small boiled/steamed carrot (or 2oz […]