Feeding Your Baby for a Healthier Development

Your little one is growing—fast—and chances are, her appetite is growing, too! Our guide to feeding your baby for healthy development will help you give her the best start possible.

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    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.

  • Best Super Foods for Baby

    Because of their tiny tummies, babies don't eat much. That's why it's important to make sure the foods they do eat contain lots of nutrients. Learn how you can make the most of mealtime with your little one with this quick guide to age-appropriate power foods that pack a big nutritional punch.

  • 10 Foods to Feed Your Baby (That You Probably Aren't)

    Think outside of the rice cereal box with these 10 nutritious foods perfect for baby.

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    Why Is Iron Important for Your Baby?

    You may have learned about the importance of iron for women, especially those who are pregnant and breastfeeding, but this key nutrient is just as important for babies as they grow and develop throughout their first year -- and beyond!

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    10 Important Rules for Feeding Your Baby

    Make transitioning your baby to solid foods safe, easy, and fun with these 10 tips from the book Real Baby Food.

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

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

  • 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! 

  • 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.

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    5 Ways to Encourage Independent Eating in Babies

    Learning to self-feed at mealtime is big milestone for your little one—and for you! Follow these guidelines to learn how to raise a healthy, independent eater.