Ask Jill: Lead in Baby Food & More
I’ve been getting a few questions here and there, so I thought I’d devote a show to answering them! In this episode, I unpack the recent news about lead in baby food, clear the air on what breastfed toddlers need for nutrition during their second year of life, and answer a question about choosing the right milk for a child who has a milk allergy.
What You Will Learn:
- The latest news on lead in baby food
- Which baby foods contain the most lead
- How to moderate your baby’s consumption of lead-containing baby food
- The nutritional requirements of toddlers who continue to breastfeed in the second year
- How breastmilk contributes nutrition to the toddler’s diet
- What parents should consider when choosing a milk substitute for their milk allergic child
- Which alternative milks are most nutritious (FREE GUIDE)
What I Discuss:
- The prevalence of lead in baby food
- The keys to avoiding too much lead in your baby’s diet
- The benefits of continued breastfeeding in the second year of life
- The nutritional shortfalls of breastmilk for the toddler
- How to balance breastfeeding and meals so your toddler gets optimal nutrition
- The key nutrients that are at risk when a child is allergic to milk
- The differences between milk alternatives (not all substitutes are created equal)
- Some of the best alternative options for children with milk allergy
Links I Mentioned in the Show:
- Environmental Defense Fund research findings (Press Release)
- The Smart Mom’s Guide to Starting Solids
- Try New Food
- Milk Nutrition Showdown
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Written by: Jill Castle, MS, RDN
Published on: August 4, 2017
Updated on: October 13, 2019