Weight Issues and Children

  • Posted on: 30 April 2010
  • By: jleff

As a parent who has always struggled with weight issues, what, if anything, can I do to help my children avoid a constant battle with their weight?

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How Do I Get My Children to Eat More Vegetables?

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I have two sons (ages 6 and 10) whose diets sorely lack in fruits and vegetables. I try to show a good example by eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, but the best results from my boys are a rarely eaten apple or nibbling at mashed potatoes or a few ears of corn. What can I do?

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Supplementing Breastfeeding with Formula

  • Posted on: 11 January 2012
  • By: jleff

Can I feed my baby breast milk and have my husband and mother feed him formula when I'm at work? If so, how do I maintain my breast milk production?

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References 1. HealthyWomen Maternity Nurse/International Formula Council Infant Formula Study. Ipsos Forward Research. August 2011. 2. Nevo N, Rubin L, Tamir A, Levine A, Shaoul R. Infant feeding patterns in the first 6 months: an assessment in full-term infants. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2007; 45:234–239. 3. Sears W, Sears M. The baby book. Little Brown and Company: New York, NY; 2005. 4. World Health Organization. Child and adolescent health and development: breastfeeding. http://www.who.int/child_adolescent_health/topics/prevention_care/child/nutrition/breastfeeding/en/index.html. Accessed December 3, 2011. 5. Kleinman RE (ed). Pediatric Nutrition Handbook. 6th Ed. American Academy of Pediatrics: Elk Grove Village Illinois; 2009. United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. Feeding infants: a guide for use in the child nutrition programs. December, 2001.
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Transitioning from Breastfeeding to Solid Foods

  • Posted on: 21 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I'm a new mom, and I've been breastfeeding for three months. When is a good time to make the transition from breast milk to food? What are the best foods to start with?

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Sexually Active Teenager

  • Posted on: 21 September 2009
  • By: jleff

My daughter and her boyfriend are seniors in high school and sexually active. We have talked about it some, but I'm not sure how to proceed. I want to maintain a good relationship without condoning their sexual activity.

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