infant nutrition

Breastfeeding: For You and Your Baby

Written by Dietetics Masters Student Kristina Croteau Breastfeeding is the recommended feeding practice for new mothers, providing ample nutritional benefits to their babies. The first fluid the breasts make after delivery of baby is colostrum, often called “liquid gold” because it is packed with the mother’s antibodies which in turn help build the baby’s immune […]

Tips for Feeding Picky Youngsters

Written by UConn Dietetics student Rebecca Mowrey As children begin developing food preferences during toddler and preschool-aged years, it’s normal for picky eating behaviors to arise when exploring new foods.1 Picky eating is often characterized by an unwillingness to eat new and/or familiar foods. These behaviors can make mealtimes a struggle, but there are a […]