Dietary Counseling

For infants and older children, limit the number of eating and drinking occasions that contain sugar and refined carbohydrates.


  • Strongly promote breastfeeding.
  • Infants should be held when feeding.
  • Avoid propping the bottle in crib or car seat, etc.
  • Fill bottle with only breast milk or formula.

Older Children

  • Establish regular meal times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Limit snacks to once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
  • Only give milk or water between meals.
  • Restrict fruit juice to 4 ounces per day at regular meal times.
  • Avoid snacks that contain added sugar.
  • Prepare healthy snacks such as cheese, fresh fruit, and vegetables.
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