Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

Meet the Professional: What Does a Dietician Do?

While a baby was in the NICU they are often cared for by a NICU dietitian who monitored their nutrition, caloric intake, and growth. After discharge parents must continue to monitor their baby’s nutritional needs. A good discharge plan can help, but it is crucial that parents follow-up with your pediatrician as well. Often parents and doctors seek the assistance of a […]

My Child Won’t Eat!  4 Ways to Teach a Picky Eater to Love Variety.

“I don’t like this.” “I don’t eat things that are green.” “Do I have to eat that?” I bet these are statements you hear regularly from your picky eater.  Or maybe your child is younger and doesn’t talk much yet or has speech delays and they just shut their mouth and push the food away, […]

When Mealtime Becomes a Battle

Many preemies struggle with eating at some point in their life. Melissa McMurchy’s daughter was no exception. Kendall’s troubles began shortly after NICU discharge and continue to be a challenge today, at age 3. [Read more]