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Healthy Eating & Your Family

Breastfeeding FAQs: Sleep - Yours and Your Baby's

Here are answers to some common questions about breastfed babies and sleep - from where they should snooze to when they'll finally start sleeping through the night.

Breastfeeding FAQs: Solids and Supplementing

Here are answers to some common supplemental feeding questions - from when to introduce solids to offering breastfed babies formula.

Breastfeeding FAQs: Some Common Concerns

Here are answers to some questions about common breastfeeding concerns - from biting to spitting up.

Breastfeeding FAQs: Supply and Demand

Here are answers to some common questions about your milk supply - from having too much to having too little.

Breastfeeding FAQs: Your Eating and Drinking Habits

Here are answers to some common questions about what breastfeeding mothers should and shouldn't eat and drink.

Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding

Making a decision to breastfeed or formula feed your baby is a personal one. There are some points to consider to help you decide which option is best for you and your baby.

Caffeine

Caffeine is in many foods and drinks, but it's wise to keep caffeine consumption to a minimum, especially in younger kids. Here's why.

Calcium

Milk and other calcium-rich foods help build strong, healthy bones. But most kids and teens don't get enough calcium. Here's how to make sure that yours do.

Carbohydrates and Sugar

Carbs are the body's most important and readily available source of energy. The key is to eat healthy ones, like whole grains, and avoid foods with added sugar.

Cholesterol

Most parents probably don't think about what cholesterol means for their kids. But high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, which has its roots in childhood.