7 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Meals With Your Infant

This holiday season will be my daughter’s first. She turns 1 year old in January. While she is eating a wide variety of foods and textures, she isn’t quite to the point of eating everything we do. For our holiday celebrations I will have to make some modifications so that she can enjoy our traditional […]

Getting Started on the Right Foot

Did you hear about the recent study that found an association between what infants eat at 6 months, 15 months and 24 months of age and IQ at the age of 8? Read about how both the mom and dietitian in me reacted as well as how I instill healthy habits in my children on […]

Cereal is Solid

It has been over 3 weeks now since E started on solids and she continues to eat her cereal with gusto. The other foods I introduce, not so much. She is eating both rice cereal and oatmeal (baby oatmeal, that is) really well. After a week of doing well with both, I decided to introduce […]

MSPI, A Nutrition Mystery Solved – Part III

[This is a 3 part series discussing MSPI. Read Part I and Part II for more information on what is MSPI and my personal story.] So what on earth do I eat that doesn’t contain soy or dairy? Well, there are actually many more choices than people realize. And there are certainly many more options […]

MSPI, A Nutrition Mystery Solved – Part II

[This is a 3 part series discussing MSPI. Read Part I if you missed it to find out exactly what is MSPI.] My Personal Story with MSPI. Breastfeeding did not come easily to my son and I. It was often painful and frustrating, though I persevered because it was important to me to provide the […]

MSPI, A Nutrition Mystery Solved – Part I

MSPI, sounds like another cop drama doesn’t it? Or in the context of my blog and profession, some sort of nutrition investigation, which isn’t far from the truth. I first became familiar with MSPI, or milk soy protein intolerance, over three years ago after my son was born. At the time, there wasn’t much information […]

On a Personal Note: World Breastfeeding Week

Now that I have your attention, I have been contemplating a post on breastfeeding for quite some time. But what better timing to take the plunge than during World Breastfeeding Week. From my experiences as a mother and dietitian, here are my 7 tips for successful breastfeeding. 1. Get help from the start. While you […]

Expanding Our Horizons

Cameron is going to be in an in-home daycare starting at the end of January. So we have been focusing on expanding the number of foods he has been exposed to and will eat. It has been slow progress the past few months. Cameron is not that into food, at least not yet. Between his […]

Happy 1st Birthday

Cameron’s first birthday was this month. He was also christened on the same day so it was a very big celebration with the family. Leading up to the big day, I was going back and forth about what to do for his cake. Cameron hasn’t had egg whites yet, and we weren’t sure if he reacted […]