Drop in Growth Curve

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. I’ll bet that there is a “wrong” weight in there somewhere but, fortunately, it doesn’t matter because you have great instincts and a pretty reasonable doctor. Breastmilk is so important and breastfeeding so short, even when it runs to…

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Slow Weight Gain

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. Let’s start at the end: No, infant formula, also referred to as ABM (artificial baby milk), is not as good as breastmilk. I guess you probably knew that already because mothers often have better instincts than doctors. It doesn’t…

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Colic

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. One of the first questions I would ask a mom in my office who presented with this problem would be, “Have you removed all dairy from your diet?” Dairy is a common cause of not only of lots of…

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Caloric Needs for Toddler

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. “How many calories does a one-year-old need?  Mine seems to get through most days with almost none!” A. The number of calories recommended is huge compared to the actual number reported to me by parents. Yes, I know of…

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Basic Nutrition for Toddler

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. Your daughter will be VERY grateful for your efforts.  You are 100% correct in thinking that you can keep her from having a weight and fitness issue if you start her on the right foods and—maybe more importantly—a healthy…

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Adding Fat to Baby’s Diet

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. This is not the worst advice I have ever heard, but it’s pretty bad. Mayonnaise makes you fat, unfavorably alters your lipid profile and is a terrible habit. Avocados are pretty a healthy food but there is no need…

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