Millions Watch 1,000 Days’ Newest Videos For Parents

Good nutrition during a child’s earliest years sets the foundation for lifelong health. It provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth and a strong immune system. However, too many children in the U.S. are not eating a healthy diet. Fewer than half of all children between ages one and two eat a … Continued

Congress is Back in Session: Here’s What We’re Watching

As policymakers head back to Washington, DC this week for a 4-week stretch of work before the next Congressional recess, there are a number of items in front of them that would have an impact on the health and well-being of moms and babies. Below are some of the most pressing items we are watching … Continued

Global Breastfeeding Webinar Series 2018: 1,000 Days & Upswell

We are proud to announce the Global Breastfeeding Webinar Series, where 1,000 Days and Upswell experts will offer free training to breastfeeding advocates around the world on how to utilize social media to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in the lead up to World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month (U.S.) in August. Save your … Continued

Nurturing Care Framework Provides Opportunity to Invest in Nutrition

Ensuring the health and potential of a child starts in pregnancy and continues throughout life. In fact, a child’s brain and body grow more rapidly in the 1,000-day window between pregnancy and age two than at any other point in human development. To take advantage of that window of opportunity, various “nurturing care” supports including … Continued

Statement on President Trump’s proposal to cut funding for CHIP

This week the White House proposed to cut $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This directly contradicts a bipartisan bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President just a few months ago that extended funding for CHIP. This abrupt about-face threatens the health insurance coverage for the more than … Continued

What foods should my baby avoid?

Before your baby turns 1, there are some foods you should avoid giving him or her. Some foods should be avoided because they could cause sickness or safety concerns, while other foods should be avoided because they are unhealthy. Foods to avoid include: Cow’s milk: Drinking cow’s milk before age 1 may put your baby … Continued

What foods should my baby avoid?

Before your baby turns 1, there are some foods you should avoid giving him or her. Some foods should be avoided because they could cause sickness or safety concerns, while other foods should be avoided because they are unhealthy. Foods to avoid include: Cow’s milk: Drinking cow’s milk before age 1 may put your baby … Continued

How to cook baby’s first meat

As your baby begins to try foods for the first time, it is important that he or she eat foods that are rich in iron and zinc. Iron is a key nutrient that is important for babies’ growing bodies and brains. Meats – like chicken, turkey and beef – are full of iron and can … Continued

No-cook first foods

Not all homemade baby foods require cooking. Try these easy, no-cook first foods for babies. All you need is a fork for mashing. Banana Simply peel a ripe banana and mash it with a fork. Add water, breast milk or infant formula for a smoother texture. Avocado Cut and peel the avocado. Mash it with … Continued

How to cook sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are rich in several essential nutrients like potassium, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and B-complex. All of these are important for your baby’s growing body and brain. And sweet potatoes are simple to make! Here are steps to cook sweet potato for your baby: Step 1: Wash, peel and cut your sweet potato … Continued