Friday, August 11, 2017

LLL meeting - starting solids



Are you thinking about starting solids? Wondering about how best to care for your own nutritional needs as a nursing mother? Dealing with a picky toddler or preschooler? Next week's morning meeting will be all about introducing first foods and encouraging nutritious eating as our children grow. Come with questions or experiences to share. We are thrilled to be able to show a short video on the subject that we made in collaboration with a video production class at Saint Mary's College--you'll see some familiar faces!!

As always, we will have time for any breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes you'd like to share.

Looking forward to seeing you at around 10am on Tuesday, August 15

Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617


Some links about solids:

Why it's best to wait until at least the middle of the first year to begin introducing solids, as seen in the LLL philosophy statement: "For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.": http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/health/many-babies-fed-solid-food-too-soon-cdc-finds.html?_r=1&
http://themilkmeg.com/baby-ready-solids-introduce/
http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/feeding-infants-toddlers/starting-solids/introducing-solid-foods
http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/starting-solids-when/

A new study on why water should not be given to small babies:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/05/21/us-water-babies-idUSCOL16728820080521?irpc=932

And another on how longer breastfeeding results in increased fruit and vegetable eating by little ones!  http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/breastfeeding_associated_with_early_childhood_fruit_and_vegetable_intake

On Baby-Led Solids (often called Baby-Led Weaning):
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/02/08/146583049/skip-the-spoon-babies-may-eat-better-when-they-feed-themselves
http://www.babyledweaning.com/

On healthy food choices for babies and children:
https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/article/good-foods-babies
http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/forbiddenbabyfood.htm#.UKg9XBzRzkU
http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/which-food-additives-make-children-behave-badly

On food preferences and growing-up babies, toddlers, and young children:
http://themilkmeg.com/my-kid-wont-eat/

http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starting-solids/toddler-foods/






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