Nutrition: Child

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6 Year Old Argues!!!

I have a 6 year old son who argues with EVERYTHING we tell him. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it stop?

Bottle & Breastfeeding

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Why Are You Still Breastfeeding?

**I'm not bashing either formula feeding or nursing just a discussion** Are you bottle or breastfeeding? I answer "breastfeeding" and I always get "Why!?" or "How are you still breastfeeding?" I only know a handful of mothers but all with the exception of my aunt (different generation) never nursed past 3 months. Same thing as women I meet or speak with in the baby aisles at the store. It really seems as if most women hate, can not, or will not breastfeed. But why? If you can breastfeed (no medical conditions) why then choose formula?...

Digestion

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5 Year Old Cronic Constipation

My 5 year old daughter has had constipation since she was born. She would go for 2 weeks without having a bowel movement. At times, she has been so constipated that she has had fevers. When she does go it "hurts" her. We have asked the doctor and they said that it was her formula (when she was an infant) and the lack of fiber, fruits and veggies now that she is older. Laxatives have been recommended. I was told the same thing by two different PCPs. Yesterday, I gave her a dose of laxative and today I gave her another dose. She has not...

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Infant with Gas

My 2 month old son has been suffering from long periods of excessive gas-...

Eating Out

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6 Year Old Argues!!!

I have a 6 year old son who argues with EVERYTHING we tell him. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it stop?

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the...

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Feeding Accessories

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Good Nursing Pillow

Hi Ladies---Wondering if anyone can recommend a favorite nursing pillow out there? I've heard of the Boppy, but I'm wondering if there are some better than others, i.e. different benefits, etc.? Let me know!! Thanks in advance! K.

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What's a Boppy?

Evidently something has gotten past me. What is a boppy?

Healthy Snacks

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My 5 Year Old Refuses to Eat

Hi, my 5 year old refuses to eat nearly everything I put in front of him. He likes Hamburger Helper, PB&J, Hamburgers, Tacos, Macaroni, Chicken Nuggets and fries. Other than that he won't eat. I have made him sit there "until the food is gone" but he will just put the food in his cheek and let it turn to mush. I finnally will just let him spit it out. I have taken things away, and I will not make him a seperate meal. He will gag at the table or even puke on his plate. He will tell me he doesn't like what I've made before he even knows what...

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Snacks or No Snacks?

Two of my girls are going through a very picky eating stage. They're 2 and 4...

Juice & Milk

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6-Year Old Is a Picky Eater!!!!

I'm very frustrated with my 6 year old son who ONLY wants to eat junk. It drives me nuts. He has such a limited menu of food that he will eat. It is very frustrating. Today, while he was at school, the teacher expressed to me that my son is "fussy" when it comes to food. Today was Dr. Seuss day at school and she served "green eggs and ham." She also had biscuits with jelly, some fruit, etc. He wouldn't eat anything. He told me he's not used to eating at school. UGH. I'm frustrated because I don't know how to help him. He will not eat...

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Soda vs Juice

Sorry to highjack bumblebee's post.... but all the comments insinuating that...

Limiting Sweets & Sugar

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GMA'S AND SWEETS???? Shouldn't There Be a Limit???

Ok, so I am not sure if this is a vent or a question. But feel free to give me any suggestions on changing this behavior or living with it. A little background: We don't eat sweets often (usually special occassions), and we certainly don't keep them in the house. Also, my husband and I try very hard to get/stay in shape and a healthy weight. We don't eat sugar or processed carbs at all. In addition my daughter is having weight issues that we are working closely with her pediatrician on. Now, I know that gma's are going to spoil kids...

Liquids

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her to her Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and he recommended surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I know this is a common procedure but it still seems a little drastic to me. Are there any alternatives to surgery to help her snoring and get a better night's sleep?

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Getting Fluids Down

Hi mamas, My neice is 10 months and has caught the rotavirus. She was...

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Milk and Juice

I am wondering how many ounces of liquids does a 16 month old need? And what...

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Overweight or Underweight

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Start My Child in Kindergarten as a Young 5 Year Old or a 6 Year Old?

My daughter is in her first year of preschool. She will be turning 5 at the very end of August. With that in mind we have the option of letting her do another year or putting her right into kindergarten when she is barely 5. I want to get advice from any of you that have experience with this, what your experience was, and how it affected you or you child. It is a question with much weight. Thank you for your help!

Picky Eater

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6-Year Old Is a Picky Eater!!!!

I'm very frustrated with my 6 year old son who ONLY wants to eat junk. It drives me nuts. He has such a limited menu of food that he will eat. It is very frustrating. Today, while he was at school, the teacher expressed to me that my son is "fussy" when it comes to food. Today was Dr. Seuss day at school and she served "green eggs and ham." She also had biscuits with jelly, some fruit, etc. He wouldn't eat anything. He told me he's not used to eating at school. UGH. I'm frustrated because I don't know how to help him. He will not eat...

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Very Picky Eater

My 15 month old is a ver picky eater. There are certain things she likes,...

Refusing to Eat

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Ideas to Get My 6 Year Old to Eat

My 6 year old has a very limited diet. My new years resolution is that he will eat what my husband and I eat at dinner. My only idea is to say if you don't eat dinner you don't eat. I also thought I would try to add something he likes to the dinner menu and bribery in the way of desert if dinner is eaten. All ideas will be appreciated. Thanks

Solid Foods & Weaning

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5 Year Old in Trouble!

Hi Moms, I am writing again regarding my daughter who is five and started K5 this year. If you read the previous post this is a continuance of that one. My daughter is not doing any better in K5. I spoke to another mom who is our neighbor and has a child in the same class and this mother has been in the classroom more than once and shared with me last weekend that she observed my daughter having difficulties in class. She said my daughter seemed very distracted, not focused, not interacting much with the other kids, being called down for...

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Eatting Solid Food

My 14 month daughter does't care about eatting solid food. When I bring food...

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How Do I Wean?

How do I wean my 11 mos old that will not eat other foods? She'll eat foods...

Vitamins & Supplements

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Supplements and Vitamins

I was told to start taking supplements and vitamins 3 months before I got pregnant but I do not know which ones I should start taking. What were you told to take when you were pregnant?

Weight Management

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HCG Weight Loss Program

Has anyone heard of or tried this new weight loss diet? It is supposed to help you loose up to 30lbs in 30 days. I am really considering this, but I am kind of scared with trying something new. I have had 3 children and my youngest is 8 months old. We are not having anymore kids and so I really want to get back down to what I was 5 years ago. I tried the salads for every meal diet along with some excercise for almost 6 months and did not drop one pound. Everyday is a struggle for me. If anyone has ideas or knows anything about this...

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Need to Loose Weight

I have a family reuion to go to in 2 months want to loose 20 pounds by then....