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Posted by: drmolly in starting solid food, picky eater, peanut, overweight, obesity, infant, formula, food, feeding, diet, dairy, allergies on
Jan 17, 2010
I remember when I first offered solid food to each of my three kids. It was exciting! It signaled in many ways that they were growing up. For me, an exclusive breastfeeding mom, it meant my babies had more options than just me for food. My kids are now 13, 11, and 9 and although the need to feed kids hasn't changed of course, some of the guidelines for infant feeding have evolved.
Most babies, whether breast fed or formula fed, are ready to add
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is also known as corn syrup, isoglucose and fructose on package labels and has been undergoing scrutiny for the last several years.
Back in the '80s when the low fat craze started, HFCS began to be added to everything as a relatively easy way to add flavor and moisture to lower-fat products. Seemed like a great idea at the time. Corn is in abundance in the United States and corn syrup is cheap and easy to add
As the holidays approach and we are spending lots of time in our kitchens, don't forget to bring your kids in to help.
Children as young as 2 can help out in the kitchen and by encouraging their involvement you will also encourage them to explore new foods and be more open to trying them. By encouraging a broad palate and cooking in your home, you will naturally teach your kids important lessons about healthy foods and "treats." Some data
Posted by: drmolly in technology, prevention, infant, formula, feeding, diet, complementary or alternative treatment, birth control, attention, allergies on
Jan 17, 2010
I recently got back from a five-day meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which hosted its annual National Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. Boy, did I learn a lot! I will have fodder for blogs galore!
I love this meeting. More than 7,000 pediatricians from all over the world attend and there are hundreds of lectures, workshops, plenary talks and meet the expert sessions on topics ranging from genetics to orthopedics to
Everybody goes through puberty whether they want to or not and most kids weather the changes and adjustments quite well. One of the changes has to do with weight.
In the year or so before puberty kicks in, many kids get a little roun, especially their faces and bellies. This can cause worry for parents and children alike. Most often I encounter this concern as I am pulled aside in the hallway as I am about to enter the exam room to see an 11-
When I was a kid there weren't a lot of beverage options at mealtime; milk was the only liquid offered. In doing this, my parents were unknowingly setting me up for a lifetime of strong and healthy bones. Today things are different.
When I ask school-aged patients what they drink at meals, few say they have a glass of milk with lunch and dinner. More often than not, they are drinking water, sometimes juice, and once they are teenagers, soda
For years researchers, doctors and parents have been searching for strategies to help autistic children improve their socialization and language skills.
Many things have been tried based a variety of theories. Some theories purport that children with autism are less able to digest certain foods properly, including dairy and wheat, and a buildup of the by-products of this imperfect digestive process results in worsening of some symptoms of autism.
A reader asks: Our son is getting some pressure from his soccer coaches to add weight. He's been doing some supervised work in the weight room, but his body is naturally tall and thin. He's up to 6' 1" now, but I think he's lucky if he tops out at 140 lbs. His soccer coach has suggested that he go on a regiment of protein drinks. We are wary about giving him supplements but at that same time we recognize there are more pressures on the kids
Posted by: drmolly in nutrition, infant, feeding, diet on
Aug 28, 2009
A patient asks:
Q: How am I supposed to make baby formula from powder? I have seen people scoop the powder and put in a bottle and add water, spoon the powder into the scoop and then put it in the bottle and add water, and still others adding the water first and then the powdered formula. Which is right? Does it even matter?
A: All powdered infant formulas are made of carbohydrates, proteins and fats that have been dehydrated for easy
Posted by: drmolly in obesity, nutrition, diet, calories on
May 17, 2009
Running a marathon was the final challenge this week on "The Biggest Loser." Amazingly, all four of the final contestants finished it and what an accomplishment that was! What I love about "The Biggest Loser" is that in addition to showing the contestants exercising like crazy, they also emphasize the fact that diet is at least as important to achieve weight loss.
Most adults, when faced with the need to lose weight, start exercising.