Feeding

Feeding a baby is among the top concerns new parents have. How do you know if your baby is getting enough to eat?Here you'll learn about baby nutrition. We'll teach you about formula, and when to start solid foods. We'll also explore bottlefeeding, help you with feeding problems, and go in depth about feeding your baby the first year.

Baby Food: What to Start, When

Starting solids is a big milestone for your baby--and you! Take a page from our healthy-from-the-start handbook and take the guesswork out of what foods to introduce, and when. Print it out...and start feeding!

Checklist: 10 Foods You Shouldn't Feed Baby

Play it safe: Save these foods for when baby is older, as they may be dangerous for her to eat now.

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Bottlefeeding

Let us take you through your first bottlefeeding experience.

Feeding Your 9- to 12-Month-Old

What to feed a baby who's between jar food and solids.

5 Biggest Baby Food Frustrations

Learn about common feeding problems and how to handle them.

Baby's First Finger Foods

When it's time for your baby to start eating solid foods, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests slowly introducing fruits, veggies, and meat one at a time to gauge baby's reaction to each new food. Here's our list of safe finger foods to gradually introduce into your child's diet.

You Must See This Dad's Urgent Warning About Checking Baby Food Labels

Every parent needs this reminder, no matter how dilligent you are!

Baby Feeding Myths Every Parent Should Know

Grandparents, friends, and society flood parents with well-meaning advice, but how can Mom and Dad be sure they are receiving accurate information? With help from Dr. Andrew Adesman and his book "Baby Facts", we separate baby myths from reality.

Combining Breastfeeding with Formula

Breast is best, but introducing some formula may actually help you keep nursing longer.

Portion Guide for Baby's First Year

During the first year of your baby's life, it's common to wonder if your child is getting enough to eat and how often to feed him. Even though Baby cannot actually tell you when he's full, often he will take charge of feedings by giving you cues to when he is hungry or full. Learn how much and how often to feed your baby based on these guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

20 Foods to Feed Your Baby Before Age One

When it comes to feeding your baby solid foods, variety is the spice of life. Research shows that the more fruits and vegetables a baby eats before age one, the more likely she is to eat a variety of produce by the time she's six. And when it comes to allergens like peanuts and eggs, pediatricians also recommend offering them to your baby before 12 months. So get cooking, mama!

Best Positions to Bottle-Feed Baby

Be sure Baby is comfortable during feeding times.

7 Foods to Feed Baby Before Age 1

Research shows that the more fruits and veggies babies eat before age 1, the more likely they are to eat a variety of produce by age 6. Here are seven foods to feed your baby before age 1 (and how to prepare them!).

Is Your Baby's First Finger Food Really Safe?

A recent study of products designed to be a baby's "first finger foods" found many were choking hazards.

6 Myths About Baby's First Foods

From a "best" order for starting solids to avoiding all cow's milk before age 1, here are 6 common myths about baby's first foods (and the facts you should know!).

Portion Guide for Babies: 4 Months to 8 Months

Once your baby hits the four-month mark, she may be ready to start solids. Learn what kinds of food to try and how much she should be eating.

Forbidden Baby & Toddler Foods

Infants and young children have trouble chewing completely, so certain foods pose a choking hazard until they reach age 4. Check out our list of foods to avoid giving babies and toddlers -- plus tips for worry-free, healthy eating.

First Year Feeding Guide

The hows, whens, and whys of infant nutrition.

Newborn Basics: Bottlefeeding

Learn the ABCs of bottlefeeding your newborn.

Solid Foods: How Much & When

A baby drinks the majority of her calories until about 7 to 10 months. So at mealtime, feed breast milk or formula first, before the solid food. At about 9 months, flip-flop the order and begin giving food first. The guidelines below are only suggestions of what to feed when, because all babies grow and develop at different rates.

Make Your Own Baby Food!

Making baby food is a snap with the proper prep and a dash of know-how. Try these dishes from Baby Love, a cookbook by MSNBC's chief Washington correspondent, Norah O'Donnell, and her husband, chef Geoff Tracy, parents of three little ones. Bon appetit!

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