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An Appetite for Life

How to Feed Your Child from the Start

By Clare Llewellyn, Hayley Syrad

All the latest research on how to feed your child well—especially in their crucial first two years

One of the greatest challenges a parent faces is navigating their child’s appetite. From picky eaters to overeaters, babies and toddlers can be difficult to feed. Yet a parent’s job is to ensure that their child is receiving the nutrition they need. New research suggests that a child’s eating habits are shaped as early as pregnancy.

In An Appetite for Life, researchers Clare Llewellyn, PhD, and Hayley Syrad, PhD, separate fact from fad and share the latest reliable science to help you decide what’s best for you and your child.
  • What to eat during pregnancy to ensure good maternal and infant health.
  • Milk-feeding how-tos, with advice on both breastfeeding and formula.
  • Baby’s essential first foods, including easy-to-follow guidance on weaning, introducing solid foods, and important nutrients.
  • Balanced diets for toddlers, with feeding strategies for different eating styles.
This is an invaluable, evidence-based guide to your child’s unique appetite and what they need in order to eat well—for life.

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“Parents and caregivers will not only better understand their child’s appetite but will also be armed with the most recent scientific insights to help their child develop healthy eating habits.”—Suburban Parent
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May 14, 2019