Nutrition

Tips for Starting Your Baby On Solid Food

Your baby’s first six months have been full of milestones and firsts: rolling over, smiling, a first laugh. And now you think it’s time to introduce your baby to solid foods. Around 4 to 6 months of age, most babies can hold up their head without support and may show an interest in solid foods.

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Breastfeeding Tips

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Week With Us

August 1-7 is National Breastfeeding Week in the U.S. According to the CDC, 77% of infants were breastfeeding as of 2013, and 49% of those were still breastfeeding at six months. Still, many infants aren’t breastfed as long as doctors recommend. At Pediatric Associates of Franklin, we want to encourage breastfeeding and answer your most

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Ask The Doctors

My 2-and-a-half-year-old picks at her food now, where she used to have a healthy appetite. She even shows little interest in treats. She hasn’t lost any weight yet. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Toddlers are notoriously finicky eaters who seem to eat well at one meal and eat nothing at the next.

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Breastfeeding - Franklin, TN

Common Breastfeeding Myths

By Kimberly Hampton, RN, IBCLC We are privileged to live in an era of information, research, and support. Science tells us that breast milk is the best food for babies, and more and more mothers are initiating breastfeeding. That is great news for babies and mothers alike, since both benefit from breastfeeding. Unfortunately, over the years as

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Healthy Eating - Franklin, TN

When Eating Isn’t Easy

By Dr. Phyllis Townsend For most people eating is a normal part of their day, carried out routinely whenever they’re hungry. For a small group of people, eating is a stressful event — every mouthful is to be weighed and measured, calories counted and guilt for anything consumed. No matter how thin these people become, they

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