Expert panel: Nutrition

Questions about Nutrition

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Leann...
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Hi There, Well I guess there are two things, first and foremost and I think you have ‘hit the nail on the head’ as your hubby is slim ...

Answered: 15 Feb 2008
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Hi There, Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy, I hope it and birth goes well for you all! The short answer to be honest is that until aft...

Answered: 15 Feb 2008
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Hi Jo, All good questions, sounds like you are reading widely, well done! There are lots of theories on solids, oral mechanics are in fact today...

Answered: 15 Feb 2008
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Hi Heather, It breaks your heart when your little one is off colour, and it often feels like its your fault even when it really isn`t. Iron, gene...

Answered: 15 Feb 2008
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Hi Kerry, I have at admit it sounds to me as though you are both going fabulously. Her percentiles suggest she is going to be tall, they don&rsqu...

Answered: 15 Feb 2008
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Hi There, I would really recommend popping into see your child health or plunket nurse about this. Solids aren’t recommended until at least...

Answered: 15 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, Yes I had one of those; my first woke every few hours up to 9 months (I am sure you won’t have to endure this though, sent me quit...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi There, I am guessing Tyler is in care of some sort while you are at work? You could swap lunch and dinner very easily, this may ‘kill tw...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi There, Having a bub so early must have been a very stressful time, so that’s fantastic that you are now past the first 12 months. So usi...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi Tanya, Congratulations on the new expectant arrival, all the best with your pregnancy, birth and beyond! Yes it can be a little tricky if che...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, Sounds to me as though you are onto it – watch the milk intake and increase the water! What I have done is copied in a snippet f...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi Linda, That’s a good questions, once a upon a time anything that wasn’t fresh was pretty substandard, but today some frozen produce...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi There, Yes I hear you, I said the same thing (as you would expect from a nutritionist), ‘my son will chomp away on capsicum for morning t...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi Myra, Meat really can be hard to chew and process so it’s not uncommon for little ones to struggle with it. I am guessing you may alrea...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi Jodie, Initially as I read your post I thought you had my son, seems 19 month olds are very busy little people and very adept at ignoring mums ...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Mandy, Thank you for the lovely supportive feedback, I really appreciate it, it’s a bit of an abyss this form of communication at times. ...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Kate, Green poo isn’t generally considered normal, yes I would ask for a second opinion and perhaps talk on the phone first to see if the...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi There, I think the advice of your healthcare professional is what I would say too. If your little one isn’t showing any signs of lack of...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi There, There are many ways you can approach this, I really recommend discussing it with your child health nurse as she will have your and your ...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Katrina, So Cody is about the 8th percentile for weight, but over the 95th for length, he is also tracking along these percentiles since birth?...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi There, I would recommend following up with your child health nurse, if she has suggested more meat, then she should ideally also be able to pro...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Jo, Sounds like things are going pretty well really, it is expected that a baby about this age will require a feed around 1-2am. As babys tumm...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Hi There, It can be hard to get a definitive answer on these sorts of issues, largely because babies are all so very different, the guidelines are...

Answered: 08 Feb 2008
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Leann...
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Hi, Well done, you have done a great job in feeding for so long, but I soooo understand you wanting your body back. I have included a couple o...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008
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Hi, It`s not easy when they refuse an entire food group, I really do understand. The upside of the situation is the it is easier to get 2 serv...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008
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Hi Michelle, Thanks for the great feedback about the book and my hat off to you on the fantastic job you have obviously done! So, on the ques...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008
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Hi There, It is reasonably common that some bubs take a little longer to take to solids, which is just fine; it is a bit of a case of ‘le...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008
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Hi, Yes you can, that is fine, it’s a fabulous food! Lots of calcium and probiotics which are great for you both. Just watch out for s...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008
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Hi Alisha, Yes food can most definitely influence behaviour, what is in the food as well as the timing of meals. Firstly, hungry children can...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008
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Hi There, I am wondering if your bub has had a drop in percentiles and if so, how many and where he is he now? It is common for bubs to change...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008