Our on-site nutritionist Yvonne Delgado offers nutritional education needed from pregnancy to age five for children. Nutrition classes are held bi-monthly.
Good Nutrition From the Start
New Parents want the very best for their baby and the best start is through good nutrition. Good nutrition is especially important in baby's first year because it is a time of rapid growth and development.
Mother's milk is made especially for baby and is the ideal nourishment that nature intended. Mother's milk not only provides all the necessary nutrients for baby but is also packed with disease-fighting substances that protect baby from illnesses. Mother's milk can protect baby from cold and flu today but also reduces the risk of future cancers, diabetes, and other diseases.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends only breast milk for the first six months. At six months of age introduce pureed foods but continue to provide breast milk until at least 12 months of age. Iron fortified baby rice cereal is an ideal first food since baby's iron stores begin to drop around four months of age. Continue to introduce foods as developmentally appropriate.
Breast milk with proper feeding in the first year of life sets up a child for a lifetime of health.
Yvonne Delgado, MS, RD, CNSC