Chat With a Doctor: Early Childhood Nutrition

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, noon (ET)

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Do you have a question about early childhood nutrition? Pediatrician Mona Rifka, MD, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, will answer your questions about transitioning your child from liquids to solids during a live webchat Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at noon (ET).

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Early Childhood Nutrition: From Liquids to Solids Live Web Chat on August 15

Live Web Chat: noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on August 15, 2012.

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Featured Expert
Mona Rifka, MD

  • Children’s Hospital & Pediatric Institute

From the beginning, infants need proper nutritional support for appropriate physical growth and development. Nutrition during an infant’s first years can have a considerable impact on health, as well as the ability to learn, develop, communicate and socialize. Making sure your newborn, infant or toddler gets proper nutrition can be confusing and frustrating. Whether your child is 5 weeks or 5 years old, we can address your questions and concerns to help make nutritional transitions easier for you and your child.

Questions for Dr. Rifka for this webchat might include:

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  • Is breastfeeding best for my baby?
  • When do I start feeding my child solid foods?
  • How do I make sure my child is getting enough calories and nutrients?
  • How much food does my child need?

Dr. Rifka is a primary care pediatrician for Cleveland Clinic. She is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatology.

This Health Chat will open on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.

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