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Hi -- -- double and this is spots extra we've all heard parents complain about picky eaters and we've seen the headlines about childhood obesity.
More than ever it's important to teach healthy eating habits to our children early on line.
We're talking to doctor Laura -- about her new book food fights doctor Janet thanks for being here -- -- -- an important topic it really is important in I'd like that you start from the basics which is the first source of the best nutrition the baby.
That's breast milk that you tackle.
Dealing with published breast feed and perhaps possibly running out of breast milk but also women are busy these days how to navigate that -- -- there's.
Into their busy schedules there and -- hit the nail on the head with two really important topics to start with and one is.
Parents now realize we got this huge problem moving looming over us with a childhood obesity epidemic.
Three times as many kids or last thirty years have become overweight or obese than were when you and I were children.
The other part of that is we now know we need to start early and that's from day one so when we're talking about breast feeding.
It's not a coincidence that the American academy of pediatrics calls breast milk -- it's the best natural food out there for babies and it's the healthiest start for them.
What that means in the reality of busy lives and working moms and all those other things is that women -- support they need support in how to breast feed how can navigated.
A lot of women majority -- start out breast -- which is wonderful.
But not many of them make it till the end of that first year which is the current recommendation to greet breastfeed for at least a full year.
And you mentioned food fight which is the name of the book food fights how hot you you -- you move on to talk about.
How not to -- food turning into a fight in and can surely not to use food as a reward.
And I parents raising her eyebrows at me when I say that kind of a little bit concerned that the parents think take it really seriously and we do need to at the same kind of warned that parent.
Who believe I'm saying it's important and follow the recommendations the American academy of pediatrics we'll take it too seriously.
Vowed not to fight over food the goal here isn't this isn't like a sprint this is a marathon it's a lifelong healthy eating habit that you want and still.
And that -- don't fight over in fact we email that if people sit down and fight with the kids over food.
It's gonna have a really negative impact on those kids eating behavior for instance advice I -- a child you put a bad -- to Brussels sprouts in front of me.
And I really don't want it and you turn that you the parent.
Really really forced him without kind of gently encourage and like put money writing it's not bad -- -- advocates good.
You don't force it on and to the point where they're gonna hate it for ever really sure and again you're touching on some things -- so strongly believe -- one is you need to lead by example.
-- -- telling a child to do as I say but not as I do doesn't work very well in any form of parenting but certainly not at dinner table the other parts of China's.
-- -- are really important and we know that having a relaxed environment where kids can trying to -- I'm a huge fan of giving consent to -- and letting them taking no thank you bite.
If they don't want it you can take some of the pressure off -- -- when you don't have to -- it just taken a thank you bite if you don't like it that's fine.
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