13 May

Dr. Stan Cohen

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Kids' Stomach Bugs, Diarrhea and Vomiting: What to do

An intestinal infection (acute gastroenteritis) with diarrhea, vomiting and sometimes fever seems like a curse to us all. We feel awful and can do little. But they do help us appreciate how important our intestines are to our everyday existence. And fortunately, most of us get past each episode and...

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13 May

Dr. Stan Cohen

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Introducing Solid Foods to Infants: Which Foods First?

Feeding baby their first solid foods is the first step toward a Healthy Lifestyle for a Lifetime. Iron-Fortified Cereal Iron-fortified cereal makes an excellent choice for most infants as a first food, with the "fortified" meaning that the precooked cereal doesn’t provide iron from the cereal...

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13 May

Dr. Stan Cohen

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When Not To Breastfeed Your Baby

You've heard all the reasons breastmilk is important and the optimal food for your baby (well, maybe not every single one of the reasons, but most of them at least). So, when would I suggest that some moms not breastfeed? The main reason is when the baby's or mother's health might be compromised...

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13 May

Bailey Koch, RD, CSP, LD

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How To Keep an Accurate Food Diary or Food Log

Food records can contain valuable information when trying to determine whether someone is or isn’t getting the nutrition they need or if something medically could be contributing to poor growth.In order for a food record to be helpful, it must be very detailed. Often times, parents will keep food...

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13 May

Dr. Stan Cohen

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Food Plans For Wheelchair Bound or Bedridden Children Who Can Eat

Because the majority of children who are wheelchair or bed bound have a difficult time eating, special emphasis must be placed on how the feeding is accomplished. The difficulties determine the strategies and techniques needed, and they in turn, have a tremendous impact on the foods--even for the...

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13 May

Dr. Stan Cohen

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Tube Feeding (Enteral Nutrition) for Children: Types of Tubes, How they Work, Types of Feedings and Tube Care

Obviously, children who require a tube to be fed need more help than with just the tube and the feeding. They have their underlying problems. and it sometimes takes the parents and caregivers a while to be comfortable with all that means emotionally and with doing the work of caring for the child...

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