Ask the Dietitian

Ask the Dietitian is a blog written by an infant nutrition and lactation expert, who previously worked at Feed to Succeed (2016-2022) and now works at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Within this blog, she addresses questions you may have about feeding your baby.

Winter Newsletter

Read our Winter Newsletter to stay up to date with what’s happening at Feed to Succeed. Click the link below to gain access to the newsletter. https://conta.cc/3vgNuCl

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As a Pediatric Dietitian, I Often Want To Do Away With Family Dinner

By Amanda Gordon, MS, RDN, LDN, IBCLC and Nia Batmunkh, Dietetic Intern As a pediatric dietitian, I talk with many families about what dinner looks like in their homes.  After countless conversations with exasperated and frustrated parents of toddlers and school-age children, I am worried that as

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Ask the Dietitian: Switching breastfed babies to a cup

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Switching breastfed babies to a bottle or a sippy cup can be a challenge in the beginning. In this week’s kids’ nutrition Ask Amanda column, pediatric dietitian Amanda Gordon offers some ideas to make the transition easier Dear Amanda, I have an 11-month-old infant who has nursed

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Ask the Dietitian: How to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

In this week’s kids’ nutrition Ask Amanda column, pediatric dietitian Amanda Gordon answers the question: What are good recipes to get vegetables into picky eaters? Following are 6 suggestions, the first being the most important: Suggestion 1: Don’t Trick Them.  Try not to hide vegetables in your child’s meals and

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Ask the Dietitian: Is artificial sweetener okay for breastfeeding

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Hi Amanda, I am wondering what is the research on artificial sweeteners and breastfeeding? This is an area that surprisingly lacks a lot of research. There are many sweeteners on the market, including some that claim to be natural, so it can get confusing.  Luckily, there is

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