How to Introduce Solids to Babies

How to Introduce Solids to Babies

Transitioning your baby from formula or breastfeeding to a solid diet isn't easy. Your infant may resist the change to solid foods and will long for the familiarity of the bottle or breast. You can make weaning easier on your infant with these tips.

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Breastfeeding Basics

Your pregnancy is finally over! Now, your newborn baby is ready to breast feed and you've got the breast milk... but somehow its not that simple. Watch this video for breastfeeding help!

When Can My Baby Drink From a Cup?

As your baby grows, you may wonder when you can introduce him to a cup. Most parents start with baby training cups like sippy cups. A cup with a lid helps a baby drink and makes the transition from the bottle easier.

Baby's Nutritional Needs

Whether you're feeding baby milk or solid food, you'll want your infant to get all the vitamins and nutrients he needs! From choosing iron-rich formula like Emfamil to the necessity of vitamin D supplements, here's how to meet his nutritional needs.

Your Diet and Your Breast Milk

When you're breast feeding, you may worry that your diet will affect the taste of your milk supply or your infant's health. And while your nutrition choices do affect your breast milk somewhat, your infant is surprisingly easy to please!

Supplementing Breast Milk with Formula

Whether your milk supply is low, or you just can't always be around to breastfeed, you may decide to supplement breast milk with baby formula. Here's what you need to know about using formula as a supplement.

Baby Allergies

Hives, eczema and rash are all signs of an infant allergy. More serious allergies may manifest as angioedema, or swelling, and anaphylaxis, or shock. If your baby has allergy symptoms, here's help figuring out which allergens are causing the problem.

Infant Allergies

It's unlikely that your baby experienced allergies to your breast milk or formula, but that may change when you start feeding him solid food. Here are the basics on every allergy, from symptoms to how you should react

Breast Milk vs Formula

If you're trying to decide between breastfeeding and feeding your newborn formula, there are several factors to consider. Each method has its own benefits for both mom and baby.

All About Breast Pumping Tips

If you're breastfeeding, you may decide to pump your milk at some point. From storing breast milk, to using a breast pump, to buying equipment, (like a pumping bra), we've got all the information you need to make pumping easier on you and your baby.

Breastfeeding Problems

Even though breast milk is usually best for your infant, it is not always easy to breastfeed.  A few simple breastfeeding tips may be able to help, so see if these nursing guidelines can help ease your discomfort.

Formula Serving Sizes

If you're feeding your baby formula, you'll want to offer enough to meet his nutritional needs and ensure he isn't hungry, but you won't want to make the serving size too big! Here, tips to ensure your formula fed infant gets all his nutrients.

What to Eat While Breastfeeding

Your baby is finally here, so you can ingest whatever you want, right? Actually, breastfeeding moms need to think carefully about their diet. A nursing infant requires a healthy mom, and you may decide to avoid foods that your baby doesn't like!

How to Breastfeed

Up to 80% of new moms try breastfeeding. It's the tried and true method and as a ready - and free - source of food for your baby, it's an attractive choice. Check out tips on how to how to hold a nursing infant and more!

Breast Pumping Basics

Breast pumping provides benefits such as allowing you to store your milk and allowing your partner to share in your baby's feeding process. From freezing and thawing to refrigeration, know the do's and don't's of storing your breast milk.

How to Wean Your Baby

When it's time to wean your infant from breastfeeding, he may not make the transition to solid food or formula in a bottle easily! You can make weaning your baby a success, though, with just a little bit of solids and bottle savvy!

Weaning Baby - On Your Timetable

When to wean your baby, or stop breastfeeding, is a personal decision. Some mothers delay weaning from breast milk until after twelve months. If you're among them, we've got tips on how to keep your baby off the bottle for just a bit longer!

Formula Feeding Facts

There are a number of reasons why you might decide to feed your baby formula. However you reached your decision, you should determine the right amount - and type - of formula for your baby.

Starting Baby On Solids

There comes a time in every baby's life when it's time to wean him from breastfeeding and introduce him to solid foods. Introducing your infant to solids may take some time, but these tips will help him learn to love these yummy new options!