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Can Kids Live on Food Pouches Alone?

Can Kids Live on Food Pouches Alone?

Parents are busier than ever, and squeezable baby food pouches have become a lifesaver for many. Experts say pouches are a wholesome option for on-the-go kids, but they offer some words of caution. “If you’re making choices among packaged foods, they are a good option compared to others,” said Dr. Mollie Grow, a pediatrician affiliated with Seattle Children’s and University of Washington. “But I would see them as an occasional rather than an everyday food.”

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