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What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: The foods babies eat in their first 1,000 days of life are incredibly important and affect heath outcomes later in life.
Air Date: 9/17/19
Duration: 20:12
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Nicole Avena, PhD
Dr. Nicole AvenaDr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist, author and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction. She is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Visiting Professor of Health Psychology at Princeton University. 

She received a PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology from Princeton University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City.
  • Book Title: What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler: A Month-by-Month Guide to Support Your Child's Health and Development
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/DrNicoleAvena
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrNicoleAvena
What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler
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.