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In Summer 2014 I was in a small room in Westminster for a meeting with the then Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England. There weren't many of us, perhaps only 10 or so were at the meeting, but we had a big agenda. Sugar. As part of the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit & Healthy Childhood we were there to discuss our thoughts on the sticky situation our nation

This post is a contribution from Natalia Stasenko, a pediatric dietitian, mom of three and founder of Tribeca Nutrition. Natalia has a Master of Science in Nutrition Education from Columbia University and has years of experience working with families of children with feeding problems both through her private practice and online coaching program at Feeding Bytes. As a recognized pediatric nutrition expert, Natalia has been featured in Parents Magazine, Pregnancy and Newborn

A guest post from our friends at Brush-Baby Teething is the process by which an infant's first teeth ("baby teeth”/milk teeth") emerge through the gums, typically arriving in pairs. Teething may start as early as 3 months and as late as 12 months, but generally, first teeth appear between 6 and 9 months. Let's expose the myths and explain some truths about teething: Teeth do NOT ‘cut’ through the gums Biologically babies’ teeth do

When is a door not a door? When it's ajar! Booom boom!!! But what's in a name? Here's a great reminder, from the National Oral Health Promotion Group's position paper on no-spill cups/feeder/training cups, that names can be misleading: "Health visitors find the word cup deceives carers into believing their child has progressed from sucking to drinking. However, the child who moves from a bottle to a non-spill feeder / trainer cup has