Many parents make it through pregnancy and breastfeeding, carefully monitoring their own nutrition, but fail to understand the nutritional needs of their babies and toddlers once they begin eating solid foods.
Quite a bit of research has surfaced in the last few years aimed at educating parents about early childhood nutrition, and Dr. Nicole Avena shares some of these findings with listeners in this episode of Mindful Medicine.
A research neuroscientist and nutrition expert, Dr. Avena explains why the foods a baby eats in the first 1,000 days of life are so important and how they affect heath outcomes later on. She discusses the specific dietary needs of breastfed versus formula-fed babies as well as the needs of babies born naturally versus those born of a C-section.
Learn when to start your baby on solid foods, common nutrient deficiencies to look out for, and how to instill a healthy attitude towards food early on.
Listen as Dr. Nicole Avena joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss what to feed your toddler or baby.