Nutrition: Gerber

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Gerber Life Insurance

My stepmom has offered to pay for life insurance for my two daughters. When she sent me the paperwork to sign she listed herself as the beneficiary! Is that weird that it wouldn't be me as the beneficiary?

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Extra Picky Eater

My son is an extremely picky eater. He likes yogurt, crackers,cereal, ...

Bottle & Breastfeeding

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Starting Solids and Breastfeeding Resources and Advice

Hey All - This is my first time writing a request. So I am preparing myself to read and learn all i can about starting solids. There seems to be a lot of information out there and I would love to know what has worked for you. I want to continue breastfeeding as well so would love to know your story of how you started solids. did anyone use Happy belly rice cereal? how much did you breastfeed in conjunction? what resources were helpful to you? did you make your own purees and if you did what appliance did you use what books did you read?...

Digestion

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Introducing Solids to Daughter, Digestion Is Tough

I have a 5 month old daughter just starting out on some solids. We prepare fresh fruits, veggies, oatmeal and rice. She also enjoys cherrios and graham crackers. Obviously her digestion has changed, but should she labor with bowel movements? I think this may be the reason she was up crying every two hours tonight. Anyone have the same experience and any suggestions? I will discuss with our family doctor next visit.

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Infant with Gas

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

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Infant Food Confusion

Hopefully someone out there in cyberspace can clear some of this up for me. ...

Eating Out

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Feeding Accessories

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The Real Truth About Breast Feeding.

With my first child I didn't breast feed. I was told all these horror stories about how it hurts. You get raw, One breast can become bigger than the other and never return to its original size, Clogged milk ducts that get infected. Some people went as far as to tell me my breasts would sag afterwords. The scariest thing I was told was that my friends friends friend had her nipple bitten clean off... LoL Not sure if there's any truth behind that one though. But it sure put a bad image in my head. I'd like to know the truth behind breast...

Healthy Snacks

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Need Some Ideas for Good, Healthy Snacks

My daughter is 10 months old and is in the process of transitioning to some 'big people' food. She still has cereal and fruit for breakfast and lunch but she is working her way to more regular food than baby food. I'm looking for ideas on soft, healthy snacks that I give her. She doesn't have any teeth yet but she is really good about chewing stuff. I do not currently give her anything that is hard because I don't want to hurt her gums. Do you have any suggestions on what healthy snacks I can give her during the day? I work full-time...

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Snacks Before Bed

Hello All! I was just curious as to what you all give your children for...

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Snacks for Toddlers

I am seeking some ideas for snacks 'on the go' for my 2 1/2 yr old son....

Juice & Milk

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When to Try Milk and Juice

Hi there my trusty Moms. I have a 10 month old who is an outstanding eater. She has been eating table food since she was 4 months. I will feed her formula (milk based) and jar baby food, but she is more into chicken, rice, tri tip, noodles...so on. When can I give her whole milk? And when can I start giving her juice? I assume that anything can be tried, but I want to know if anyone has had any bad experiences with doing this. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but she needs the formula until she is 12 months atleast for the nutritional...

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Soda vs Juice

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

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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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Toddlers with Juice?

My daughter is 16 months old. We have kept juice from her up to this point...

Limiting Sweets & Sugar

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Kids and Sweets- Healthy Mom Wants to Know If Its Realistic to Hold off on Sugar

When I pictured being a mom, I pictured being one of those mom's who kept all sugar and junk food out of the diet until they were three of four. Possibly going vegetarian and having the healthiest children who didn't even whine for soda or treats because they scarcely knew what they were. But today I pulled a mango/cream Popsicle out of my freezer and ate it (I try not to have sweets in the house, it was from last summer and I'm still trying to loose the last 7 lbs from pregnancy!). My 8 month old is just expressing interest in our food...

Liquids

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Getting Fluids Down

Hi mamas, My neice is 10 months and has caught the rotavirus. She was hospitalized for a few days but came home today. She won't take any fluids. My sister is desperate because they said if she doesn't get her to take something soon, she will be back in the hospital. do you mamas have any advice?

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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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Picky Eater

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Picky, Picky Eater

Thanks to all the VERY helpful responses. I had to LOL at the kethcup thing, I can almost bet he wouldn't like it! :)- but I will try. I'll try everything and or anything. Yesterday night he cried when i offered him gerber lasangna...when i took him out of his highchair and fed it to him while i was on the couch he ate it fine! hmmmm.... He does like cheese (but lately is turning down string cheese, but will eat cut up slices) he likes waffles, oatmeal and anything sweet by gerber, he likes , or loves apple sauce, but not apples. He...

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Very Picky Eater

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

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My Picky Eater

I have a 4 year old son who is a very picky eater. I am wondering if there...

Refusing to Eat

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Refuses to Eat Baby Food...

Hello, My son is almost 9 months old and is just learning to chew and is refusing to eat his pureed dinners. I mostly give him Earth Best Organic stage 2 dinners. He does eat gerber puffs and teething cookies but I worry about giving him whole food so soon. Any suggestions on what to feed him besides mashed potatoes and soup?

Solid Foods & Weaning

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13 Month Old Not Interested in Solid Food

Hello I have a 13 month son who has very litle interest in solid food. I have tried feeding him solids since 6months. He mostly spits everything out or will eat a few bites and then lose interest. I thought at first it was just the texture of purrees. He will eat Cheerios and graham crackers. Sometimes I can get him to eat bananas, scrambled eggs, beans, and cut up string cheese. And that's about it. I nurse him exclusivly and it seems that is what he prefers. But I know he is hungry because he wants to nurse frequently. My pediatrician...