Antenatal clinics offer pregnant women and new mothers plenty of advice on breastfeeding, but there is a dearth of information for those who cannot breastfeed or who choose not to. Only 17% of mothers breastfeed exclusively at three months, and at 6 months that figure drops to less than 1%. This leaves a huge proportion of new mothers without the support needed to assist them in their choice of feeding method.
Sadly, allergies are becoming more and more common in children these days, so naturally parents are anxious to do what they can to avoid them. allergies tend to run in families and babies who suffer from eczema are particularly at risk. The more severe the eczema and the earlier the onset, the more likely it is that baby will have a food allergy.
The variety of ready-made baby foods available on the market is quite simply astounding, covering all ages between 4 months and 4 years. Here’s a quick rundown of what we think about the different ready-made baby foods available - named and shamed.
Naturally, all parents would like to give their babies the best start in life. We have compiled a simple list of rules to help you optimise your baby's diet and make it as nutritionally dense as possible.