Food is nourishment for our bodies. So often it becomes a source of conflict, frustration, and stress. I hope to share my experiences and simple approaches to common issues to help restore your feeding relationship with your children and your self.
When I was in 8th grade I loved a good food fight. My BFF and I would start a food fight with little provocation and could often be found sweeping the lunch room floor as punishment. Fast forward, I have won my own food fight and love helping others overcoming their struggle with food and… Continue reading Welcome to Food Fight
The second year of life- The Toddler Years- are when the real feeding fun begins. Though they are more active than their first year, toddlers have lower energy needs for growth. Their appetite may decline at times, and increase at others. Usually around 18 months, your babyǯs ǲtwo-nessǳ begins to show itself. Your toddler will… Continue reading Picky Eating Part 3 Feeding Toddlers
A family comes in for the newborn visit. Like many families, they are tired and overwhelmed, and have received too much information to process at one time. Breastfeeding advice has been plentiful and often contradictory. One of the most common questions- “How long should my baby breastfeed from each side?” The hospital physician said 10… Continue reading Breastfeeding Duration – How long should each feeding last?
Babies come out of the womb with all they need to be successful feeders. In a perfect world this is true. However, things don’t always go as planned. Babies can have trouble feeding for a variety of reasons. Or perhaps a newborn doesn’t gain the desired amount of weight or gain too much weight. The… Continue reading Feeding Baby: Establishing The Feeding Relationship
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