Feeding in the First Year

Mom's Refreshingly Honest Post Explains Why 'I Wish I Never Breastfed My Baby'

Australian reality TV star Maddi Wright shared her struggle about choosing to breastfeed her baby and how it affected her as a parent.

Meet the Winner of the Parents and Dreft America's Messiest Baby Contest

The proud mom of our new cover star tells us the story behind the contest-winning photo. Plus, see all of our adorable finalists!

Has a Breastfeeding Benefit Been Overhyped?

New research suggests the link between breastfed babies and cognitive ability may not be as strong as previously believed.

Your Age-by-Age Guide to Raising a Foodie

Make your baby's first bites more than just a sweet milestone.

Nursing Roadblocks

Here's how to overcome common nursing problems and keep on breastfeeding.

Whoa! Babies Understand SO Much More About Mealtime Than You Think

Amid the mess of mealtime with baby are some serious life lessons, apparently.

You Won't Believe How Early Kids' Bad Eating Habits Start

New research suggests people's unbalanced eating habits begin before their first birthdays!

Fact or Fiction? 10 Things You Need to Know About Starting Solids

There are a lot of myths around transitioning babies to solid food. Pediatrician parents and the authors of The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers separate fact from fiction.

Can a New Product Help Prevent Peanut Allergies?

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies. New research suggests ways to protect children, and one company has created a product designed to prevent peanut allergies altogether.

15 Flavor Combinations Your Baby Will Love

If your baby is starting solids, these flavor combos will have them saying, "more please!"

5 Tips for Introducing Protein to Your Baby

Your baby read for some protein in their diet? Try these ways to introduce it!

Target Introduces a New Celeb-Created Baby Food Brand

Target has announced the launch of Yummy Spoonfuls, a new baby food line co-created by celebrity mom Camila Alves.

If Babies Could Text...From the High Chair

One thing is for sure, if Baby could text, he'd have plenty of thoughts on the timing of his meals.

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.

Starting Solids: How to Raise a Foodie

Starting solids is an adventure for today's babies. With so many new ways to add nutrients, variety, and flavor to your petite gourmand's plate, you can begin now to instill a love of healthy food for life.

Here's One Shocking Reason for the Racial Gap in Breastfeeding

A new study has identified a key reason why black moms are less likely to breastfeed than white moms.

Study: Age of Gluten Introduction Does Not Impact Risk for Celiac Disease

Despite previous guidelines, new research has found the age at which you introduce gluten into baby's diet does not affect his risk for developing celiac disease.

Now That's Service! Olive Garden Waiter Feeds Baby so Mom Can Eat

We need so much more of what this Olive Garden waiter served up for one overwhelmed mama.

Gagging: What You Need to Know About Feeding Baby

Your baby may gag when learning to eat solid foods, especially with baby led-weaning. Here's when gagging is good--and when you need to be concerned.

This Mom's Baby-Burping Method Is Kinda Going to Change Your Life

A mom blogger offers a slightly different spin on burping your baby, but it's seriously shaking things up for parents everywhere.

New Guidelines on Fruit Juice: Less for Kids and None for Babies

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend no juice for babies and set stricter limits on portions for older kids too.

Why You May Want to Skip the Sippy Cup for Your Baby

Are sippy cups really the best cup to introduce after (or alongside) breast or bottle? Experts suggest a straw or open cup instead, and here's why.

5 Nutrients Your Baby Needs

So much growth, so little time! All babies need plenty of nutrients to promote healthy growth in the first year of life (and beyond!)--here are five of them.

5 Biggest Baby Food Frustrations

Learn about common feeding problems and how to handle them.