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Category: Solids

How much iron does my baby need?

Too little iron in infancy can cause irreversible cognitive deficits. And iron deficiency can have no symptoms. It’s scary. Yet the advice parents get on meeting your baby’s iron needs is complex, conflicting, and incredibly confusing.

The NEJM Peanut Study: Is It Better to Introduce Allergenic Foods Early?

In 2000, the AAP advised delaying introduction of peanuts and tree nuts until age 3. But new research finds delaying exposure considerably boosts the chances of a peanut allergy.

Introducing Solids: Is It Best to Wait Until 6 Months?

In 2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) changed their recommendations from gradually introducing solids between 4 and 6 months of age to exclusively breastfeeding for “about the first 6 months of life. For the first 6 months “your baby”, they assert, “needs no additional foods (except Vitamin D) or fluids unless […]

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