Nutritional advice

Weaning Premature Babies

2nd December 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, baby
One of my NCT friends had her baby early and really struggled when it came to weaning. There is a lot of weaning guidance available for babies born on or around their due date (from week 37 of pregnancy onwards is considered term). However, not a lot for the 10% of all babies who decided to

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Can my baby have soya formula?

18th November 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, baby
There is quite a lot of controversy around soya infant formula and at the moment it’s not recommended for babies under 6 months of age. Recently the British Dietetic Association updated their guidance on the use of soya infant formula as new research has come to light.Why has lots of research into soya based formula

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The best baby food for constipation

1st November 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, baby
This blog is all about poo!Baby constipation a subject I get asked about a lot. Understandably it can cause some anxiety in parents. I’ll talk you through what’s normal in terms of the frequency, colour and consistency of your baby’s bowel movements and talk about baby constipation remedies. This blog will attempt to get to the

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The best food for babies

14th October 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, baby, toddler
This blog is sponsored by Nature & Nurture Baby & Child Vitamins and contains an affiliate link for this product. Once your baby reaches 6 months of age, their nutritional requirements are much greater. Not only have they started to run out of their important nutrient reserves that they were born with (such as iron),

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The best probiotic for kids

2nd September 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, School-aged children, baby, toddler
When babies are born they have a sterile digestive system. During birth, then from breastmilk or formula and later on from food, probiotic bacteria are introduced. These bacteria make up an important part of your littles ones health and different experiences and exposures throughout her childhood will affect how her digestive system is colonised.A guest

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How to do stage 2 weaning

26th August 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, Recipes, baby
Weaning is often described as being divided into three stages which explain the journey your baby will follow from first foods to family meals.  Stage 1 weaning describes the very first foods you offer your baby. If you are following traditional weaning this might be baby food made into purees that are very smooth or

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Baby led weaning snacks and 25 nutritious ideas

11th August 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, baby
This blog contains affiliate links.As I go about my day I often see parents giving their little ones snacks while they’re sitting in their pushchairs. I can understand why, it keeps them busy and allows mums a little time to run errands and get their jobs done. But looking at what they offer and what

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Why 'Food Before One is just for Fun' is not true!

8th July 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, baby
Have you heard this phrase? It’s used with good intention I’m sure, I’ve heard ‘food before one is just for fun’ being used to reassure mums not to worry too much about weaning as it can be an anxiety-provoking time. We all want to do the best we can when it comes to starting solids

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