TABLE OF CONTENTS

Forward…………………………………………………………………… 1
Acknowledgments…………………………………………………….. 5
Table of Contents……………………………………………………… 7
Part I: Age 0-6 Months, Breast Milk or Formula………. 11
Deciding to Breastfeed…………………………………………….. 12
Considering the Middle Ground………………………………….. 13
Myths and Misconceptions About Breastfeeding………….. 14
Breast Feeding is a Choice……………………………………….. 16
How-To: Breastfeeding Basics…………………………………… 17
How-To: Store Breast Milk…………………………………………. 20
Selecting Nursing Pads…………………………………………….. 22
Buying Nursing Bras…………………………………………………. 23
Buying Breast Pumps……………………………………………….. 24
When to Stop Breastfeeding………………………………………. 26
Formula Isn’t “Second Rate” Nutrition…………………………. 27
Putting Formula in Perspective………………………………….. 28
Whole Cow’s Milk…………………………………………………….. 29
Modern Baby Formula………………………………………………. 31
Selecting a Baby Formula…………………………………………. 32
Ignore Advertising Hype…………………………………………….. 33
What Not to Ignore ……………………………………………………33
Four Major Types of Formula ……………………………………..34
Cow’s Milk………………………………………………………………. 34
Soy Based………………………………………………………………. 35
Protein Hydrolysate………………………………………………….. 35
Specialty Formulas………………………………………………….. 35
Formula Product Formats………………………………………… 36
Powdered…………………………………………………………………36
Concentrated Liquid………………………………………………… 37
Ready-to-Use…………………………………………………………. 37
A Word on Water Supply………………………………………….. 38
Buying Baby Bottles………………………………………………… 42
How-To: Bottle Feeding Basics………………………………… 45
Burping Your Baby…………………………………………………… 46
Part II – Age 6 Months – Introducing Solid Foods…… 49
Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Cooking………………. 54
Watching for Food Allergies……………………………………… 55
Where to Feed the Baby………………………………………….. 56
Considering Baby Food in Jars………………………………… 57
Deciding on Organic Foods…………………………………….. 59
Should You Buy Organic Produce?………………………….. 60
Storing Homemade Baby Food………………………………… 64
Part III -Your Child’s Nutritional Needs…………………. 69
Simple and Complex Carbohydrates………………………… 70
Soluble and Insoluble Fiber……………………………………… 71
Complete and Incomplete Proteins………………………….. 72
Saturated, Unsaturated, and Trans Fats…………………… 74
Vitamins and Minerals……………………………………………. 76
Iron………………………………………………………………………. 78
Calcium……………………………………………………………….. 78
The Scoop on Poop………………………………………………. 81
Part IV – 12 to 24 Months…………………………………….. 85
Evolving Eating Skills…………………………………………….. 86
Scheduled Meals and Snacks…………………………………. 87
How Much Food?………………………………………………….. 87
Teething……………………………………………………………….. 89
Eating Practices……………………………………………………. 89
Recipes? Not Really………………………………………………. 91
Afterword……………………………………………………………… 95
Relevant Websites………………………………………………… 99
Frequently Asked Questions…………………………………… 101
Glossary………………………………………………………………. 109
Index……………………………………………………………………. 115