Story by: Megan Gardner on July 18, 2017
When you have a baby, more than likely you are constantly worrying if you are doing everything “right.” The endless amount of “expert” information is overwhelming.
Something as basic as what to feed your baby and when can be a daunting task when you look to Dr. Google. Especially when you consider that recommendations change all the time. With my first child, peanut butter before age 1 was an absolute no. But with No. 3, that changed, and it was fine to try at between 6 and 8 months.
Luckily, the American Academy of Pediatrics is the one go-to source that pediatricians trust. All the basic questions about feeding your baby can be found on its easy-to-use website. Here are the most common questions and answers many parents have:
Come to a Norton Children’s Medical Group Newbie Night at a location near you.
When in doubt, talk to your doctor.
“Every year, researchers learn more and more about introducing foods and drinks to infants,” said Sally Wheeler, M.D., of Norton Children’s Medical Group – Poplar Level. “It’s our job to stay up to date on this research and keep parents and our patients knowledgeable about the proper nutrition for your child in the various stages of their life.”