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Baby's First Foods: Should You Make Your Own?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: What your baby eats is probably the single most important part of a baby's early health. It can also be a confusing time for new parents.
Air Date: 5/22/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Joanna Betancourt, MD
betancourt resizedDr. Joanna Betancourt is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She obtained her medical degree as a Physician Surgeon from the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela.

Upon completing her medical school training, she attended the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL, where she trained to become a pediatrician. During her residency program she participated in several initiatives that promoted pediatric health and well-being throughout Chicago.

After completing her residency, Dr. Betancourt went into private practice and in 2004, she founded and established Salud Pediatrics, a pediatric practice in the western suburbs of Chicago, that delivers comprehensive outpatient care to the pediatric community.

In her free time, Dr. Betancourt likes to spend time with her husband and three children ages 14, 10 and 6. She also volunteers for a local children's organization.
Baby's First Foods: Should You Make Your Own?
What your baby eats is probably the single most important part of a baby's early health.

It also can be a very confusing time for many new parents.

Should you feed your baby food from a jar?

Should you make your own food?

Is there a special "order" of solid foods in which to feed your kids?

How do you introduce complementary foods to your baby?

Expert Dr. Joanna Betancourt helps answer these questions and more regarding your baby's nutritional needs.
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