How to cook broccoli

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. Broccoli is full of iron and other important nutrients that are essential for baby’s growing body and brain. And it is easy to make! Here are steps to … Continued

How to win at mealtime

Your baby is hungry… now what? With these helpful hints, mealtime can be as easy as Ready, Set, Go! Get Ready: Before you feed your baby, wash your hands and theirs. Get Set: Set your baby in a high chair so that he or she is sitting up-right. And help set the mood by removing … Continued

What to expect when introducing first foods

So your baby is ready to try foods for the first time? Great! As a first step: Start with a small amount of a single-ingredient food. As a tip, you can put a small amount into a bowl for your baby to sample, and then store the rest in the refrigerator or freezer to use … Continued

How much should I feed my baby?

Wondering how much to feed your baby? Here’s a tip: Learn to read his or her hunger and fullness cues and you’ll always know when and how much to feed your baby. Babies will let you know if they are hungry or full, but you have to watch for the signs. There are lots of … Continued

What should your baby be drinking?

Now that your baby is trying foods, are you also wondering what drinks he or she should try? Between 6-12 months, babies only need to drink breast milk and/or formula AND water. That’s it! Breast milk and/or formula. Continue feeding your baby breastmilk and/or formula throughout your baby’s first year. It will remain your baby’s … Continued

What should your baby eat in the first year?

When your baby is 6-12 months old, it is important to start getting him or her onboard with a variety of healthy foods, including: Different food groups. Introduce your baby to a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and proteins. Different colors. Encourage your baby to eat bright colored foods like green broccoli, … Continued

What is a good first food for your baby?

As your baby transitions from breast milk and/or formula to now trying foods for the first time, it may have you wondering: What is a good first food to feed my baby? Foods that are rich in iron and zinc make great first foods. This is especially important for breastfed babies since babies will start … Continued

Is your baby ready to start eating foods?

How do you know if your baby is ready for foods other than breast milk or infant formula? Every baby is different – but you can look for these signs to tell that your baby is developmentally ready to start trying foods: Your baby has good head control. Your baby can keep his or her … Continued

May is Miracle Milk Month & YOU are the Miracle, Babe!

May is Miracle Milk Month, and we are standing alongside Best for Babes, KellyMom, ROSE, La Leche League USA, United States Breastfeeding Committee, and many other amazing partners to surround new parents with supportive messages and information about infant feeding. Human milk saves lives in the NICU and every day. Yet, millions of parents are … Continued

1 in 4 Women: Lack of Access to Paid Family Leave is a Public Health Crisis

Because the U.S. lacks a national paid family leave policy, 1 in 4 new moms in the U.S. return to work within 2 weeks of giving birth – a staggering statistic that impacts infant and maternal health outcomes, child development and the overall economic health of families and communities. This issue brief – developed jointly … Continued