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What’s the Best Baby-Feeding Guide? Your Baby!

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Blog Posts | 7 comments

Trust me, I know what I’m doing… Part of the reason so many parents get into feeding trouble is that they often lack quality support or information. Without trusted family nearby, and with pediatricians and family doctors who may not know much about feeding, parents often turn to the internet for advice. Here is a resource from the Johns Hopkins website that a parent on FB shared with me. This Hopkins page baffled me with some of the feeding advice for parents: “Begin with...

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The perfect storm: adoption, malnutrition, obesity panic, and food “obsession”

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Blog Posts | 11 comments

I am heading to NYC this weekend to speak at the Child Welfare Symposium. It’s been a busy several months, with finishing my manuscript, supporting adopting and fostering families with feeding challenges. (see below) I look forward to leading a workshop on the feeding relationship, and fostering and adopting. In particular I want to share the stories of the latest casualties I am seeing in our war on childhood obesity: these children who have experienced malnutrition and even starvation,...

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“Maggie Goes On a Diet,” not so surprising, part of a continuum…

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Blog Posts | 9 comments

I have seen a lot of (deserved IMHO) outrage to the yet-to-be-released “Maggie Goes on A Diet.” It is interesting. It is good (the outrage, that is…) What is curious to me is that people seem to be surprised the book is out there, though it does seem to lack a certain finesse or savvy. Most people (even those who endorse calorie restriction for kids) know not to use the “D”-word. Would there be such an outcry if the title said, “Maggie Gets...

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summary of cutoffs labeling “overweight” and “obese” for kids

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

I enjoyed the adoption and feeding webinar yesterday. Great questions from the attendees. I found myself often recommending “Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming” by Ellyn Satter. One area where I find medical professionals do a lot of harm is in labeling children as “obese” or “overweight” (also note my recent post about the harm of labeling a child as “failure to thrive.” Are you getting the idea that arbitrary cutoffs and labels...

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beware of children’s books…

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Blog Posts | 12 comments

I didn’t read this particular gem pictured (I can only imagine…) but I did read “Berenstain bears Go Out to Eat.” I don’t even know where we got it, I think a party favor. Some favor… “I’ll have a hamburger and french fries,” said brother “Me too,” said Sister “Just a minute, ” said Mama. “The hamburger is okay, but not the fries. You both need some healthy vegetables. Two side orders of broccoli,...

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