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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

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Leann...
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Hi Katherine, Welcome to the fussy eating club, I have a five year old still going strong. Toddlers and preschoolers have extremely busy ‘da...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Tanya, Sounds like you are doing a great job, not easy at the best of times, so well done! Honey, cow’s milk as a drink, spinach and exc...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Jess, It does sound like he may be reacting to something in the formula, it could be anything, but lactose is a possible contender. They do mak...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Andrea, Well done to you for looking at making your own fruit yoghurt – great! Yes it must be full fat (until at least 2 yrs). I recommen...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, Unfortunately there isn’t really any formula to work out what a baby needs to drink, formula tins use a guide which accounts for the mos...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, Sodium in excess is dealt with by the kidneys, your kidneys are the organs that keep the fluid parts of our body in balance (pressure wise) an...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, It sounds like a heat rash especially if the rash is on the contact side or a reaction to something on your body, over a food reaction. ...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, Transitioning from milk feeds is one of the questions I get asked about a lot. Ideally you would wean your toddler off formula entirely and th...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, I understand your concern; obviously food provides a number of nutrients in greater amounts than breastmilk. Just wondering how her gr...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Nicki, Yes the additives would have been the main offenders, are there any additives at all, even natural ones? What about sugar and salt? S...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, Many processed baby foods are quite good now; you may even like to consider the Heinz organic range as well as some of the more specialised r...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, I think you have voiced a very common concern and also reflected the confusion that there is out there about weaning and cow’s milk. T...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, As baby is 10 months I am assuming by milk you mean formula? Let me know if you are using milk as in cow’s milk. Otherwise the other ...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Kia ora Keriana, Good on you for looking at yoghurt, personally I think it is a fabulous early food and both my boys loved it at about 7-8 months...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Katherine, Welcome to the fussy eating club, I have a five year old still going strong. Toddlers and preschoolers have extremely busy ‘...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Andrea, Well done to you for looking at making your own fruit yoghurt – great! Yes it must be full fat (until at least 2 yrs). I recom...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Tanya, Sounds like you are doing a great job, not easy at the best of times, so well done! Honey, cow’s milk as a drink, spinach and ex...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, Unfortunately there isn’t really any formula to work out what a baby needs to drink, formula tins use a guide which accounts for the mo...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Jess, It does sound like he may be reacting to something in the formula, it could be anything, but lactose is a possible contender. They do m...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, Sodium in excess is dealt with by the kidneys, your kidneys are the organs that keep the fluid parts of our body in balance (pressure wise) a...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, Transitioning from milk feeds is one of the questions I get asked about a lot. Ideally you would wean your toddler off formula entirely and ...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, It sounds like a heat rash especially if the rash is on the contact side or a reaction to something on your body, over a food reaction....

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Kelly, There are a few things to consider, firstly on the weaning, you can wean any time from 12 months on, when you and baby are both ready....

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, In cases where it is food texture that is the issue paediatric speech pathologist are excellent, you might want to start with the gals...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Peta, Just wondering if anything in particular has changed? It all sounds very good, is that she is full or is it a food preference issue? ...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, I have to confess to being at odds with low fat products for young children (some countries recommend low fat from 2 onwards others le...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Jenny, I think iron is one of the nutrients that children with limited intake can be low in and a deficiency in iron can in turn lead to fuss...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, Sounds very typical, water has a sort of nothing taste and for some bubs it can take a while to get used to, my second was like that a...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, On the topic of fluid intake, it is really common for bubs to suddenly drop their milk feed quantities when they hit solids, just on t...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Alysha, Yes I see your quandary, if he is teething you may well find that he gets more relief from breastfeeding than anything else, in which...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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