January 9, 2016 – Be honest. You hear the phrase “new medical recommendations” and you roll your eyes.
If you don’t literally roll your eyes, some eye-rolling thoughts pop into your head (and sometimes out of your mouth):
- “If it was good enough for me then, it is good enough now.” [a popular choice among grandparents]
- “How about I wait and hear what next year’s recommendations will be and then do them?” [the procrastinator’s choice]
- [My personal favorite:] “So let me get this straight, doc – last year – when you told me last year’s recommendations – you were wrong?”
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October 5, 2015 – Here is something from our August Twitter feed that I have been meaning to post. #PRACTICAL #USEFUL (Twitter makes life so easy – with a hashtag and ALL CAPS I don’t have to write in complete sentences):
September 24, 2015 – I could spend a lot of time putting together what is recommended / known about building healthy and low stress eating habits in our young children…. but Dr. Flanders already created a summary that I would not top
If you look back, Dr. Flanders did a similarly super job talking about adding solids to an infant’s diet.
September 6, 2015 – This is a great question to ask at your child’s 6 month old well visit.
Here is a really good summary of the best answers to that question. It is thorough yet brief (practical). It does not overreach – it summarizes the science and the logic of feeding an infant while also pointing out where science stops and you and your baby are left to “work out together [what is] most suitable.”