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Your Baby, Week 50

baby drinking from sippy cupWhen your baby turns one, her digestive system is mature enough that she can stop drinking formula and switch to cow’s milk. Until then, however, she needs to be breastfeeding or drinking iron-fortified formula.

When you start cow’s milk, give your baby whole milk rather than skim or 2 percent, as she needs the fat and calories for growth, energy, and brain development.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for a full year. If you’re still breastfeeding and want to keep going past the year mark, by all means do, as long as you and baby are both happy with the arrangement.

Healthy food for your growing child

Want to set your baby up to become the next Einstein? Make sure she has enough fat in her diet. Discover the best sources and other healthy foods that can help fuel your child’s growing mind.

Does my baby have an ear infection?

This painful problem most often strikes between the ages of six and 18 months. Find out what you can do to treat ear infections and reduce the risk for your baby.

Organic baby food for your baby?

Should your baby “go organic?” Learn about the pros and cons, and how to make your own organic baby food.