Introducing the Top 8 Allergens to Infants

Introducing the Top 8 Allergens to Infants

A frequent question I encounter in my practice and in my Introduction to Solids classes, is how to introduce foods that may be allergenic to babies.  The last 15 years have brought significant attention to allergens, and most parents are now keenly aware of the risks.  However, a drumbeat of new research published on the causes of allergies and allergy prevention has brought new strategies to light and debunked old myths. Until 2008, the American Association of Pediatrics recommended that parents delay exposing infants to certain allergens until after one year of age. The guideline changed because after a review of research and patient outcomes, there was no evidence for waiting. I help many moms and dads make sense of this new world, as they are understandably cautious about what this all means for their child.

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Happy #GivingTuesday! Gift a Local Low-Income Mom with a Breastfeeding Consultation!

Happy #GivingTuesday!

Did you know.....

  • While 93% of moms start breastfeeding exclusively at birth in San Diego, only 56% continue doing so at 3 months, largely due to a lack of access to ongoing lactation support.

  • Lack of financial resources is reported as one of the main barriers for women to receive qualified breastfeeding support to help feed their babies.

You can help local low-income women gain access to critical breastfeeding support on this #GivingTuesday.

Wondering how your donation can help local breastfeeding moms?

We are asking you to help us #SupportSDMoms by donating your weekly coffee money! 

It’s that simple!  

If everyone reading this blog article donated $10-$20 today to the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation.... the amount they would spend at a coffee shop this week... we would be able to raise over $40,000 on #GivingTuesday. 

Can you help us reach this goal?

All you have to do is click on this Paypal link to donate this week’s coffee allowance and help bring affordable breastfeeding support to hundreds of local low-income moms.

 

I am so very grateful for being able to receive help from a highly trained lactation consultant at an affordable price. My son was born with a lip and tongue tie which required many appointments with doctors and specialists. The medical bills added up quickly and it was very overwhelming for our family. Dealing with my son's lip and tongue ties caused me a lot of anxiety and knowing that I could afford to get help with our nursing relationship helped ease my worries. Being able to successfully breastfeed my child is a very important priority and goal for us. The lactation consultant was very thorough and gave us the encouragement, confidence and knowledge to overcome obstacles and continue nursing. I cannot thank SDBFC enough for their kindness and support on our breastfeeding journey.

-Lara

 

The goal of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation is to reduce socioeconomic disparities in breastfeeding support by increasing access to qualified lactation consultants for low-income families.  We provide lactation consultations for qualifying families at affordable rates!

To donate to the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation, you can send a check to:

San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation

3355 4th Ave.

San Diego, CA 92103

Or, you can donate through our paypal account.

Age-appropriate Portions for Toddlers (and Moms)

Age-appropriate Portions for Toddlers (and Moms)

When we feed our children, many parents second-guess themselves and their children’s eating behaviors.  Is my child eating enough?  Is my child eating too much?  Here are some helpful guidelines when it comes to your children and serving sizes, starting from the beginning, when first introducing solids.

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Fall Diaper Donation Drive to Benefit the IRC in San Diego

Fall Diaper Donation Drive to Benefit the IRC in San Diego

San Diego Breastfeeding Center is excited to announce our Fall Diaper Drive, which will benefit the International Rescue Committee in San Diego! Beginning on Wednesday, October 12th and continuing through Wednesday, November 30th, we will accept donations of new, unopened packages of diapers at our office in Hillcrest [3355 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103]. Diapers can be dropped off during our weekly Breastfeeding Support Group, every Wednesday between 11:30am and 1pm. 

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How to Help Your Little One Feel Full with Solids

How to Help Your Little One Feel Full with Solids

This post is by Rachel Rothman, MS, RD, and is the second post of a three-part series about introducing solids to your little one.  Rachel is a mom to a toddler, a pediatric dietitian and instructor of “Introduction to Solids” at the San Diego Breastfeeding Center.  

 

In my previous post, I addressed a parent’s responsibilities for the “when” (setting meal time) and the “what” (the food to be served) of feeding.  This approach is generally referred to as the feeding relationship: Parents are responsible for the “what, when, and where of feeding; children are responsible for the how much and whether of eating” [1].   The relationship is between parent and child, and between the child and the food they eat.  Now that we’ve established the parent’s responsibilities, we can move to the child’s responsibilities – whether to eat, and how much to eat.  

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