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Feeding Your Baby

Breastfeeding Quiz
Take the Breastfeeding Quiz Breastfeeding offers a range of benefits for your and your child. Do you know what they are? 1. Breastfed children are less likely to have: You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The antibodies found in breast milk can help protect a child from certain diseases and infections. Children who are breastfed also are less likely to develop allergies. Breastfeeding for at least 6 months also helps protect against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Rec...
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If you cannot breast-feed your child because of a health condition or other circumstances, you will need to give your baby infant formula. Formula contains the necessary nutrients for good health, and should be the main source of nutrition if your child is younger than 1 year, says the American Academy of Family Physicians . Use a reputable formula brand approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Bottle-Feeding
Bottle-Feeding Health considerations when bottle-feeding If you decide not to breastfeed, or are unable to breastfeed, commercial iron-fortified formulas can provide adequate nutrition for your infant. Infant formulas contain adequate amounts of protein, calories, fat, vitamins, and minerals for growth. However, formula does not contain the immune factors that are in breast milk. The immune factors that are found in breast milk can help prevent infections. Infants who take enough iron-fortified infant f...
Infant Nutrition
Infant Nutrition Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has life-long effects for your baby and for you. What you have seen and learned about infant feeding from your family, friends, and teachers is likely to influence your attitude and perceptions. Whether you definitely plan to breastfeed or you are still uncertain, consider the fact that your milk is the best milk for your baby, and it is the ideal first food for your baby's first several months. Breastfeeding Nature designed h...
Feeding Guide for the First Year
Feeding Guide for the First Year Making appropriate food choices for your baby during the first year of life is very important. More growth occurs during the first year than at any other time in your child's life. It is important to feed your baby a variety of healthy foods at the proper time. Starting good eating habits at this early stage will help set healthy eating patterns for life. Recommended feeding guide for the first year Do not give solid foods unless your child's physician advises you to do ...