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Expert panel: Nutrition

So many parents write to us wanting to know how to introduce solids and how to get their fussy eater to expand their palette. These are some of the questions our nutrition expert panel receive every day. If you have a question about feeding your little one then take a look at our archive of previously answered questions. Or, why not ask your own question and have the answer shared with other readers who might just have the same concerns as you.

Please note questions are not answered live. If you are at all concerned about your health or your bubs contact your doctor immediately.

Questions about Nutrition

Avatar Socce...
Leann...
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Hi there, hmm, sounds like it might be helpful to bring in a professional as there could be a couple of issues. Certainly worth chatting to someone...

Answered: 06 Dec 2012
Avatar Amber-nz
Leann...
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Hi there, unfortunately your question has been cut off so the best I can do is take a bit of a calculated guess on what was going on. If I am off t...

Answered: 19 Nov 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, you will find that each formula is slightly different and in some cases substantially different, for example the base may be whey or case...

Answered: 19 Nov 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, Ideally it's best to get a diagnosis on allergies and intolerances and often the best way is via well designed elimination and challenge ...

Answered: 19 Nov 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, thanks for your question. Both of these formulations provide nutrients and herbs in small doses to ensure safety, if you are at all conce...

Answered: 09 Nov 2012
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Leann...
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HI there, yes sorry 9 months is too early to move to cows' milk, it has a totally wrong composition of nutrients, too much calcium and too much ene...

Answered: 09 Nov 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, this is really common, especially in cases where baby makes a good and solid transition to solids. Three meals a day is likely to be taki...

Answered: 09 Nov 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, sorry but I am going to have to say 'cows' milk just isn't suitable for infants under 12 months'. There are so many nutritional inadequac...

Answered: 29 Oct 2012
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Leann...
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Hi Kristy, my sincerest apologies for the delayed response, we had some technical issues, you have to love technology... ugh You are quite right, ...

Answered: 29 Oct 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, the rest of your content for your question appears to be missing, we have had a bit of a technical glitch so feel free to repost and I wi...

Answered: 29 Oct 2012
Avatar mumi22
Leann...
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Hi there, my apologies for the delayed response, had some technical issues with systems. Just before I offer suggestions, if your son is hungry AND...

Answered: 29 Oct 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, my apologies for the delayed response, bit of a technical hitch, thats technology for you at times... grrr. Regarding solids, most agenc...

Answered: 29 Oct 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, I am wondering if this question is best answered by the midwife. My personal take is that demand feeding is obviously the recommendation,...

Answered: 29 Oct 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, the amount a bub drinks per day once they hit solids can vary widely. Keep offering baby her usual bottle feeds (before solids) and also ...

Answered: 21 Sep 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, a vegetarian diet is such a healthy option, but like you say iron can be challenging for little vegetarians. I have covered both of these...

Answered: 11 Sep 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, unfortunately the crux of your question didn't make it through, but what I will do is pop in some info about milk and toddlers, if it doe...

Answered: 29 Oct 2012
Avatar Della...
Leann...
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Hi there, that's great you are ready to move onto milk. It's good to keep in mind that if you toddler is eating cheese and yoghurt then even withou...

Answered: 31 Aug 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, now fussy eating can really have you pulling your hair out! My son was a fussy foodie and only showed signs of coming out of it at 8ish. ...

Answered: 04 Sep 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, yes indeed you should find your almost toddler will happily eat what you are eating now and yeah... so much easier. You do need to watch ...

Answered: 04 Sep 2012
Avatar MJMumma
Leann...
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Hi there, ideally you should make a move towards sipper cups when baby starts on solids, this is not to say they should be weaned off breastmilk or...

Answered: 04 Sep 2012
Avatar tarab...
Leann...
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Hi there, absolutely, in fact it is a fabulous food for young babies (for some as early as 4-5 months). It's low lactose, has all those lovely prob...

Answered: 04 Sep 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, Fussy eating can really have you pulling your hair out! My son was a fussy foodie and only showed signs of coming out of it at 8ish. Res...

Answered: 20 Aug 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, Regarding solids, we do know that early introduction (16 weeks or less) of solids can increase the risk of allergies as babies immune sys...

Answered: 20 Aug 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, solids seem so simple before you start, then you realise you have so many more questions than you expected. When you start off you are w...

Answered: 20 Aug 2012
Avatar Briggie
Leann...
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Hi there, congrats on your expected arrival. I would absolutely recommend chatting to your midwife or obstetrician about gathering a team of people...

Answered: 20 Aug 2012
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Leann...
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HI there, to be honest you are doing the right thing. Keep offering very small amounts of EBM to baby at feed time and take it away if rejected the...

Answered: 20 Aug 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, yes you are right, little ones on formula will generally feed every 2-3 hours depending on their own needs, age and the type of formula u...

Answered: 20 Aug 2012
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Leann...
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Hi there, well it sounds like you have a very smart little fellow there! In fact he doesn't need any formula now, all he needs is a healthy diet wi...

Answered: 20 Aug 2012
Avatar April...
Leann...
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Hi there, what I have done is copied in a section from our text book for our Nutrition for Pregnancy and Lactation course we offer at Cadence Healt...

Answered: 20 Aug 2012
Avatar Mnesh...
Leann...
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Hi there, it is possible baby has hit a 'wonder week' or a growth spurt. Rather than introduce formula which can bring in issues of its own conside...

Answered: 08 Aug 2012
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