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

Monica Watson

Monica is the Digital Engagement Manager at 1,000 Days. In this role, she leads the planning and execution across all of 1,000 Days’ digital channels, including their email, social media and website strategies. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Monica worked as a marketing manager at Greenfield Belser, a full- service brand strategy and interactive design … Continued

Draft House Farm Bill Will Harm Families and Children

Today the House Agriculture Committee will meet to consider H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018—otherwise known as the Farm Bill. What members of Congress should consider is the impact this bill will have on America’s young children and their families. The draft farm bill proposes dramatic structural changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance … Continued

For Parents

Helping parents navigate the what, when and how of infant and toddler feeding 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 getting a healthy diet – … Continued