Here are some tips on how to start:
Always offer solid food after breastfeeding or formula feeding. At 6 months babies cannot get everything they need from breast milk or formula alone.
Think of solids not only as nutrition, but an opportunit...Learn more
When changing formulas, we usually suggest switching directly over to the new formula, but your doctor is in the best position to guide you. A change in a baby's diet often requires an adjustment period that may result in slight changes in his or her...Learn more
Your newborn may drink anywhere from 2-3 fluid ounces of formula about every three hours. In general, your baby will take in what he needs to meet his body's demands. So don't be too concerned about fixed amounts. Instead, feed him when he's hungry....Learn more
Although most toddlers can eat from the family menu, there are still a few things to watch out for. Choking hazards, for one. Cut his food into small pieces (not round ones) to guard against choking. Make sure your baby is seated and supervised at al...Learn more
Most babies are ready for solid foods when they're around 6 months old. Until then, your baby will get all the nutrients he needs from breast milk or infant formula.
At the 6-month mark, look for these food-ready signs:
• He can sit w...Learn more
Yes. You need some, but too much can be toxic. The Institute of Medicine recommends that you get 770 µg of vitamin A per day while pregnant. More than 3000 µg per day while pregnant can increase the risk of birth defects. But rest assured that...Learn more
Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before, but who have high blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnancy, are said to have gestational diabetes.
In Canada, gestational diabetes varies from 3.7% in non-Aboriginal women to 8%–18% in...Learn more