First Foods For Babies Four to Nine Months

Rice Cereal: Combine 1 teaspoon of rice cereal with enough breastmilk or formula or boiled water to produce a thick consistency. Oatmeal: Combine 1 tablespoon rolled oats and 1 tablespoon cold water. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons hoit water. Bring to a boil, stirring, and then reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute. Puree’ … Read more

Food Portion Recommendations For Children

Meat Groups ~ 2 servings per day Meat/hamburger ~ 2 to 3 ounces cooked Chicken Nuggets ~ 3 to 4 pieces * Peanut butter ~ 2 tablespoons * Eggs ~ 1 serving * Beans ~ 1/2 cup ** Milk Group ~ 2 servings per day   1 cup of milk American cheese ~ 2 slices Yogurt ~ 1 cup … Read more

Introducing Solids

Start with small bits of soft fruit such as bananas or vegetables such as soft cooked green beans. Other good finger foods include bits of toast, arrowroot biscuits or other teething biscuits, unsalted soda crackers, cheese cubes, and other fruits and vegetables. He will be interested in what others are eating and willing to try … Read more

High Risk and Low Risk Allergy Foods

This is why it is SO important to introduce ONE food at a time, and monitor reactions. High Risk Allergy Foods beans and other legumes berries buckwheat cabbage chocolate cinnamon citrus fruits coconut corn cow’s milk cheese dairy products egg whites mango melons milk products mustard nuts onions papaya peanuts peas pork rye semolina shellfish … Read more

Diagnosing Food Allergies

To diagnose food allergy a doctor must first determine if the patient is having an adverse reaction to specific foods. This assessment is made with the help of a detailed patient history, the patient’s diet diary, or an elimination diet. The first of these techniques is the most valuable. The physician sits down with the … Read more