Tag Archives: Breastfeeding

Beautiful Babies

I am very excited to recommend another resource of interest to our community.  Kristen Michaelis of Food Renegade created a self-guided online course, followed by a book that will be be available in March 2013.

Belly 30%

Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Baby’s First Foods

All those who pre-order the book on Amazon before March 18, 2013, will receive the e-course for free.  That is a 199.00 self-guided course, available for a lifetime, for the purchase of a 15.50 book.  

2 Steps

  1. Pre-order the book on Amazon
  2. Forward your receipt to booklaunch@foodrenegade.com before March 18, 2013 and you’ll get enrolled for the course.

5 Stars

I have received a review copy of the book, as a pdf file, and the e-course.  What follows is my review:

As a former teacher and learning specialist, I found that the course to be extremely well-organized and fairly comprehensive. I am the kind who learns best with structure and clarity. Each lesson has a section for goals, workbook, reading, video, “bringing it home” assignment, and “further up and further in” opportunities. Following each lesson is an a forum which allows one to comment, ask questions and discuss with fellow students and the teacher, being Kristen.

I like the way the workbook takes you step by step through the lesson, instructing you to watch videos, read articles and then answer questions.  For example, “Think about everything you eat and drink in a typical day. Now, compare this to the common principles of traditional diets found in Sally Fallon Morell’s segment of the video above as your guide. How does your diet measure up? What sorts of things are you resolved to improve, if any?”  I also think that the inclusion of the first person testimonials in every section whereby mother’s share their birth stories is extremely valuable.  The reader has an opportunity to glean the pearls of wisdom each story offers.

I didn’t preview every video because there are over 20 hours included however, it appeared to me that they were a mix of originally created narrated slideshows by Kristen  and some video content created by others.

The self guided course consists of 12 lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Why Nutrition Matters
  • Lesson 2 - Dangers of Industrial Foods
  • Lesson 3 - Why Real Food?
  • Lesson 4 - Preventing Autism, Allergies, and Behavior Problems
  • Lesson 5 - Traditional Fertility & Pregnancy Diet
  • Lesson 6 - Mythbusting
  • Lesson 7 - Alternative Medicine: Crackpot or Beneficial?
  • Lesson 8 - Natural Childbirth Options
  • Lesson 9 - Importance of Breastfeeding
  • Lesson 10 - Baby’s First Foods
  • Lesson 11 - How To Prevent Post-Partum Depression
  • Lesson 12 - Making it Real

As the book’s  Table of Contents reveals, the book covers much of the same content, however it also offers 34 pages of recipes.

Part One: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, & Baby’s First Foods

1. Paradigm Shifts
2. Why Nutrition Matters
3. Just Say No
4. What to Eat Instead
5. Taking Care of the Gut
6. Eating For Fertility and Pregnancy
7. Nutritional Myth-Busting
8. Beyond Nutrition: Exploring Alternative
Treatments for Fertility & Pregnancy
9. Breastfeeding and Homemade Formulas
10. Baby’s First Foods

Part Two: Recipes for Sacred Foods

11. Snacks and Condiments
12. Odd Bits: Organs & Bones
13. Seafood
14. Eggs
15. Beverages
Appendix A: Understanding Food Ingredient Labels
Appendix B: Eating Real Food on a Budget
Endnotes

Breastfeeding in a field of grass

Breastfeeding

I found myself particular engaged in Chapter 9 of the book:  Breastfeeding and Homemade Formulas.  Kristen reviews breastfeeding basics, offers troubleshooting guidance and includes simply, step-by-step illustrations which include different holds. I really like Kristen’s personable writing style and much of it resonated deeply with me. In the “Is Breast Always Best?” section she writes,

In my opinion, the scariest place to learn about nursing is the internet. Sure, you can type in a search query and instantly find an answer. But you could also wander into a breastfeeding forum, let drop that you don’t co- sleep, and be labeled the devil incarnate because you dare to put your new- born to sleep in a different room from yours! Or, you could be reading a blog about breastfeeding, comment with a bit about how you’ve had to wean your eight-month-old daughter because she went on a two week long nursing strike, and quickly be berated by an angry horde because you “gave up” on nursing “without even trying!” These are called Mommy Wars. And they’ve infected the internet like flies on poop. Zealous moms do research, become impassioned advocates for a particular way of doing things, then insist that it is absolutely right for all parents, all mothers, all kids, everywhere, and for all time. When moms with opposing views get together in the same online space—watch out! In the middle of the Mommy Wars, it’s not uncommon to read someone rabidly profess that breast milk is always best. No matter what you eat, they say, your breast milk will be perfect. Your body will always make the most amazing milk possible, even at your own expense. It will prioritize nourish ing and protecting that baby. This—there’s no other way to put it—is bunk. Pure myth.

It goes against all common sense. We know that the composition of breast milk is always changing due to the mother’s environment and diet.* The more nutrient-dense the mother’s diet, the more nutrient-dense the mother’s milk. We also know that the opposite is true—the less nutrient-dense the mother’s diet, the less nutrient-dense her milk. How many news stories do we need to see before we believe it? In 2011, a Russian mother was charged and found guilty of killing her baby with alcohol poisoned breast milk. She’d been binge drinking, nursed her baby while she was wildly drunk, and her baby died. It’s utterly tragic, but it’s also common sense. We know that what you eat and drink changes your milk. It’s why we tell moms to practice common sense when drinking and nursing. Want a beer? That’s okay. Just drink it after you put your baby to bed at night, don’t drink to excess, and wait a few hours for the alcohol to leave your system before you nurse your baby. (Be warned that alcohol actually reduces milk supply, so you shouldn’t indulge if you have any supply issues.) Earlier in 2011, a vegan mother was charged with criminal neglect after her exclusively breastfed infant died of nutrient-deficiencies common to vegans—lack of vitamins B12 and A.8 Clearly, her nutrient-poor diet made nutrient-poor breast milk. And her baby, her little bundle of joy, died. We can’t keep perpetuating this myth. Is breast universally, always, unequivocally best? I think it’s clear that in some cases, the answer is obviously no. This should give us pause. It is not enough to simply breastfeed your baby. Your own diet matters!

* Prentice, Ann. “Constituents of human milk.” Food and Nutrition Bulletin. The United Nations University Press. 17.4 (1996). Print.

What Kristen wrote above reminded me of an article I wrote that asserts that not all breast milk is created equal.

Is it worth it?

Krsiten asks, “Do you want your child to never have an ear infection? Never need glasses or contacts? Never need braces? Did you know that the way you eat when you’re pregnant can either give your child a wide face with high cheekbones — or a narrow face without enough room for all his teeth or tonsils? Did you know that what you eat while pregnant can actually make a long-term difference in your child’s health?”

In my opinion, none of us who teach about the timeless nutritional principles outlined in Beautiful Babies can promise that your child will never have an ear infection, or need glasses or braces.  Nor can we ensure their wide faces with high cheekbones. Sometimes it takes more than one generation to reverse the trend of physical degeneration, and sometimes a child still develops crooked teeth despite it all.  Yet, what I think we can assert is that your child will have more likelihood of radiant health and wholeness if you follow the traditional dietary wisdom clearly described in Beautiful Babies.

Folks, this is an incredible opportunity, in my humble opinion! For about 15.50, you receive a book and a free self guided course that includes
a plethora of reading and viewing content!  I would highly, highly recommend taking advantage of this virtual give-away!  I think it is well worth the 15.50 investment!  I will be adding Beautiful Babies to our recommended reading list, with Sally Fallon Morell’s blessing I might add.

2 Steps

  1. Pre-order the book on Amazon
  2. Forward your receipt to booklaunch@foodrenegade.com before March 18. 2013 and you’ll get enrolled for the course.

64 Comments

Filed under Babies, Book Reviews, Fertility, Promotions

The Optimal Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

Breastfeeding in a field of grass

Not all breast milk is created equal

Due to the fact that we’ve so often heard that “breast milk is best”, some are actually surprised to learn that the quality of a mother’s breast milk can vary depending on her diet. A mother’s diet determines the amount and kinds of fat in her milk. Babies need fat. It is essential for growth, especially for the development of the nervous system and of the brain, which is 60% fat.  As Kerstin Peterson explains in her article Top-quality breast milk: “A 1999 study in the scientific journal Lipids showed that breast milk could have a very wide range of fat content. Depending on their mothers’ diet, some babies get 2% milk, and others get up to 9%, the equivalent of table cream. Which babies are getting better nutrition? Lactating women on high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets have been found to experience a decrease in their milk fat levels, which is associated with infant neurological problems and failure to thrive.”

Recommended Diet

Here is the diet the Weston A. Price Foundation recommends for pregnant and nursing mothers. For further reading, we highly recommend the books Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care, available via our Amazon affiliation.

  • Cod Liver Oil to supply 20,000 IU vitamin A and 2000 IU vitamin D per day.  Read about why Nourishing Our Children recommends fermented cod liver oil.
  • 1 quart (or 32 ounces) whole milk daily, preferably raw and from pasture-fed cows. Learn more about raw milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter daily, preferably from pasture-fed cows. See our complete list of recommended traditional fats
  • 2 or more eggs daily, preferably from pastured chickens [and preferably soy free]
  • Additional egg yolks daily, added to smoothies, salad dressings, scrambled eggs, etc.
  • 3-4 ounces fresh liver, once or twice per week. If you have been told to avoid liver for fear of getting “too much Vitamin A,” be sure to read Vitamin A Saga.
  • Fresh seafood, 2-4 times per week, particularly wild salmon, shellfish and fish eggs
  • Fresh beef or lamb daily, always consumed with the fat – preferably 100% grass-fed
  • Oily fish or lard daily, for vitamin.  For oily fish, we recommend Vital Choice’s canned sardines and mackerel via our affiliate program, and love this recipe.  Nourished Kitchen teaches how to render lard.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil daily, used in cooking or smoothies, etc. We recommend organic cold-pressed coconut oils such as Artisana, Garden of Life and Barlean’s.
  • Lacto-fermented condiments and beverages – such as sauerkraut and beet kvass
  • Bone broths used in soups, stews and sauces
  • Soaked whole grains
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits – preferably organic

Avoid

  • Trans fatty acids (e.g., hydrogenated oils) – these are in many of the industrially processed foods found in packages, cans and boxes, even if labeled 0% because of labeling laws*.  As such, it is recommended that you stick with foods that have a single ingredient such as: apple.  Trans fats can be cleared from a mother’s system in about two weeks if she avoids eating them and consumes traditional fats instead.
  • Junk foods – perhaps the term is an oxymoron. “There is no junk food.  There is junk and there is food.”
  • Commercial fried foods
  • Sugar
  • White flour
  • Soft drinks
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Drugs (even prescription drugs)

Nourishing Our Children adds:

Important Warning

The Weston A. Price Foundation publishes this warning with their recommendations, “Cod liver oil contains substantial levels of omega-3 EPA, which can cause numerous health problems, such as hemorrhaging during the birth process, if not balanced by arachidonic acid (ARA), an omega-6 fatty acid found in liver, egg yolks and meat fats. Please do not add cod liver oil to a diet that is deficient in these important animal foods. It is important to follow our diet for pregnant mothers in its entirety, not just selected parts of it.”

Have you followed these dietary recommendations while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? How have they served you?

 

*The FDA’s guidelines for trans fat labeling allows companies to list zero trans fats when there is actually as much as 500mg trans per serving. That could be a lot of trans fat to unwittingly eat, especially if that food is a frequent choice.
Sources
 I  believe these are the 2 studies referenced in this article that I link to above:  1. http://www.bancodelecheantigua.com/docs/lipidos%20en%20leche%20humana.pdf
2. http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11745-997-0137-6
Disclosure
Please note that we serve as an affiliate for Amazon, in addition to allied organizations and individuals whose products and/or serves we recommend. In some cases, we receive referral bonuses or commissions for our promotional efforts. This enables us to sustain our educational efforts.

89 Comments

Filed under Babies, Nourishing Our Children, Nutrient Dense Foods, Raw Milk, Recipes

Nutrient Dense Baby Formula

We have all heard that “breastfeeding is best”.

Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions reminds us, “We need to keep our eyes on the goal—which is healthy children. Breastfeeding is the best way to accomplish this goal, if the mother has a healthy [nutrient dense] diet and if her milk supply is adequate. To pretend that all women can breastfeed without difficulty, and that all breast-milk is completely nourishing, does women and their children a great disservice.  … Women need to know that there are other options besides commercial formula, and that a healthy supplement can be given to a hungry baby even while he suckles at the breast.” Read about successful breastfeeding and successful alternatives.

Before I receive a plethora of protest from mothers who want to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding, please note that this is not a post disparaging the virtues of breastfeeding in any way, shape or form but, rather a post offering an alternative to commercial baby formulas if and when that is needed.  Ann Marie Michaels of Cheeseslave wrote what I think is a vulnerable accounting of  her experience needing to supplement with baby formula in this blog post How to Make Baby Formula.

Photos of Glass Bottles of Homemade Baby Formula

Why homemade baby formula?

  • Not every woman can breastfeed successfully.  Some mothers do not have enough supply.
  • There are circumstances in which breastfeeding is not an option, such as adoption.
  • Human milk will be lacking in vitamins A, D, B12 and other fat soluble vitamin if the mother’s diet is poor. Junk foods full of trans fatty acids will reduce the fat content of mothers’ milk and cause trans fatty acids to be present in mothers’ milk. Homemade whole food baby formula will be more nutritious than the milk of mothers on a junk food diet.

Here is everything you need to know about the various homemade baby formulas we recommend, including recipes and a how-to video:

What is wrong with commercial infant formula?

Let’s look at the ingredient lists as reviewed by Naomi Baumslag, MD, MPH  in her article Tricks of the Infant Food Industry:

Water: May contain high levels of fluoride.
Corn Syrup: Contains glucose. Mother’s milk contains lactose as the main carbohydrate. Not all brands of formula contain lactose.
Sucrose: Contains no lactose. The wrong sugar for babies.
Soy Oil: Processed using high temperatures and chemicals, bleached and deodorized. Likely to be rancid.
Whey Protein: High temperature processing likely to destroy fragile whey proteins.
Soy Protein Isolate: Highly processed, contains phytoestrogens that can adversely affect baby’s hormonal development and depress thyroid function. Does not have Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)  status.
Carrageenan: Extremely hard to digest. In most ready-mixed formulas, carrageenan is one of the main causes of digestive disorders in formula-fed infants, not lactose-intolerance. Caused liver problems and retarded growth in rats.
Soy Lecithin: Extracted from the soy oil sludge. Likely to be high in pesticides.
Synthetic Vitamins: Often have the opposite effect of vitamins naturally occurring in food.
Free Glutamic Acid (MSG) and Aspartic Acid: Neurotoxins formed during processing of milk and soy protein powders. Levels are especially high in hypoallergenic formulas.

What is wrong with soy formula?

As Sally Fallon Morell explains, “An estimated 25% of North American babies receive infant formula made from processed soybeans. Parents use soy formula in the belief that is it healthier than formula based on cows’ milk. Soy promotional material claims that soy provides complete protein that is less allergenic than cows’ milk protein. When soy infant formula first became commercially available, manufacturers even promised that soy formula was “better than breast milk.” … “The most serious problem with soy formula is the presence of phytoestrogens or isoflavones. While many claims have been made about the health benefits of these estrogen-like compounds, animal studies indicate that they are powerful endocrine disrupters that alter growth patterns and cause sterility. Toxicologists estimate that an infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day.”  Read more about the problems with soy infant formula.

Here is a testimonial about the homemade baby formula:

Making Homemade Baby Formula

My adopted son Tate started on the homemade raw milk formula when he was three days old-and has thrived on it. Since I knew I would be making formula for my baby, I was able to prepare ahead of time. I love to cook, but like most people, I took one look at the raw milk formula in Nourishing Traditions and was a little apprehensive with the long list of ingredients. Actually, I added one other ingredient-1-2 tablespoons cow colostrum to each batch.

I knew that sleep deprivation was in my future! Nevertheless, I forged ahead with optimism, and to my great delight, after the first few times of making the formula, it became easy as baby-pie! It only takes 20 minutes to make from start to finish, including clean up!

Here are some of my tricks. First, before Tate arrived, I made ice-cube portions of the whey, cream and colostrum. A typical cube section in a tray equals two tablespoons. This is the perfect amount for the formula; four tablespoons or two cubes for the whey and two tablespoons or one cube for the cream and colostrum.

Here’s my early morning routine. First I rinse off everything with hot water to make sure there is nothing foreign on my utensils. I fill an 8-cup glass measuring bowl with a pour spout with 2 cups of filtered water, then scoop out 2 tablespoons to make 1 7/8 cups. I pour this into a stainless steel pot and add the gelatin. I turn the stove on between low and medium to just warm the ingredients, not boil. Then I add 2 frozen cubes of whey, and 1 each of cream and colostrum. I also add the coconut oil to the pot so that it melts sufficiently. In the same measuring bowl I used for the water, I add the milk and the rest of the oils and dry ingredients (which are available at most health food stores and/or Radiant Life. By the time I am done with that, the frozen ingredients are melted and I add them together in the big glass measuring bowl. At this point I blend the formula in the blender. I found when left unblended the oils in the formula do not combine well enough. Be sure not to blend for too long, as the cream may curdle.

Then I pour the formula back into the measuring bowl, divide it into glass baby bottles, add the nipples and tops, and that’s it! Even with sleep deprivation, I find this process to be easy and doable. For the actual feedings, I use a bottle warmer that heats with steam instead of going to the stove to boil water each time. When you have a hungry baby, as many of you know, warming a bottle is something you want to happen sooner rather than later.

Once you do it a few times, it’s easy. . . and our baby has thrived on the formula!

Jen Allbritton, CN, Evergreen, Colorado

Please read more testimonials

The Radiant Life Company is deeply committed to supporting our collective health and wholeness.  They have many of the ingredients for the homemade baby formulas ready to be shipped to your door if the need arises with 11% to 17% discount when you order the items as a kit to be shipped in the United States!  They also have kits available for international shipping.  We do not receive a referral bonus from Radiant Life.

We highly recommend the books Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Traditions Book of baby and Child Care by Sally Fallon, available via our Amazon affiliation.

Update: There is a robust discussion on this topic on Facebook, which has proven to be controversial. Some recommend that before one turn to homemade formula, that they explore the notion of donor breast milk from mothers who are consuming a nutrient dense diet.  This source was recommended: http://www.hm4hb.net/

Have you tried making your own baby formula? Please share your experiences with us!

Disclosure
Please note that we serve as an affiliate for Amazon, in addition to allied organizations and individuals whose products and/or serves we recommend. In some cases, we receive referral bonuses or commissions for our promotional efforts. This enables us to sustain our educational efforts.

29 Comments

Filed under Babies, Nourishing Our Children

What I learned from mothers about baby’s first foods.

My perspective about life is that it is a classroom and every day we are presented with curriculum on the art of being human.

While I have firsthand knowledge of the dietary principles we recommend, having integregrated them into how I live day to day since 2004, I am not a mother.  I haven’t given birth, breastfed, or nourished a child through the years.

Yesterday, I learned a fair amount from what appeared to be mainly mothers who commented in the aftermath of my post on Baby’s First Foods – When and What, in addition to Ann Marie Michaels post  When to Feed Baby: Why Start Solids at 4 to 6 Months published on her  Cheeseslave blog.

While I interpreted some of the feedback directed at Ann Marie as harsh and challenging for me to read, I took away the following I wanted to share:

Cereal.  While cereal is the most often recommended early weaning food, no one seemed to protest that we recommended egg yolk, liver and cod liver oil instead.  The debate seemed to be centered on when.

Development vs. Calendar.  One mother commented, “I would really like to stress that one should watch the baby, not the calendar.” From the feedback I read on Facebook and in the comments on the two posts, it is clear to me that some babies are ready for solids as early as 4 months and some are not really in earnest until one year.  They simply aren’t interested or physically prepared.  Some vomited the recommend pastured egg yolks they were given time and again, and only in their own time were ready to receive them … and even ask for them as they grew!  So perhaps it would beehove us to recommend that parents be aware that babies may be ready as early as 4 months, but that for some the recommendation to introduce solids 6 months is simply not apropos because baby isn’t ready or willing.  I like the notion of recommending that babies be introduced to solids such as egg yolk, liver and cod liver oil by 6 months but, if they aren’t ready, they aren’t ready.  Just honor that and try again in a week or two …  or more, for some it was months .  All along, mothers are encouraged to follow this Recommended Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers.

These comments by Terese in response to the post published by Cheeseslave  resonated with me.

I’m just going to chime in here and say that there is no way that one way of doing things is going to fit all children. So there is no way that everyone is going to agree with this post. This method of feeding does work, just perhaps not for all children. This is why it’s is utterly important to know your child and watch and see if they are giving you cues that they need more in their diet or if they are content and growing happily with breast milk. Breast milk quality is not the same for everyone, so no one can claim that all children would be fine with breast milk only. Both of my children showed very strong desires to want to eat solids by 4 months of age. My daughter would even try to feed herself by 6 months. I nursed them and then gave them an egg yolk as well (and cod liver oil I believe around 6 months). They were both more content, slept better and even put on more weight, which is something that they needed. I eat a very healthy, whole foods, from scratch diet, but nursing has been hard. I didn’t want to supplement with homemade formula because I wanted to keep my own supply up as high as possible. The little bit of extra calories and nutrients they received from the egg yolk made a big different in them both.

Avocado photoAvocado.  In a question I posed on Facebook, avocado proved to be the most popular first food, followed by our recommended egg yolk.  So, I looked it up as a baby food and found this:

Dr. William Sears (1988) notes that avocado is “one of the first fresh fruits a baby can enjoy.” It is a time-saver, served raw. “Low in sodium and cholesterol-free, avocados contain [many] valuable nutrients “. For example, “Ounce for ounce, avocados contain more potassium than 45 other fruits, juices or vegetables… and they are one of the only fruits or vegetables which contain monounsaturated fats, essential for baby’s development.”

In an interview with the California Grower (October, 1989), Dr. Sears stated, “When you think about it, …avocados are an ideal first food for infants. Avocados have a delicate flavor and a smooth, creamy consistency which makes them a perfect food for babies. …Avocados provide infants with more vitamin B1 B2 niacin, folacin, potassium and magnesium per 1 5 gram serving than any of the other frequently recommended fruits and vegetables [and are second to the highest in several other vitamins and minerals.]”  Source

Knowing that animal foods are the most nutrient dense, my instinct is to continue to recommend egg yolks first and foremost.  Here is an article that Caitlin Weeks of Grass Fed Girl sent to me yesterday: 10 Reasons to Eat Your Yolk  However, if baby rejects egg yolks initially, with or without the grated liver as suggested by Jen Allbritton, a Certified Nutritionist in her article on Nourishing a Growing Baby, perhaps avocado is a viable alternative as a first food to introduce, at least initially.  It appears that many parents re-introduced egg yolks over time and baby eventually accepted them.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding.

Lastly, as a point of clarification, I would like to address what I perceived as an accusation:  Sally Fallon Morell, the Weston A. Price Foundation, and our own educational initiative by extension, is not against breastfeeding.  Sally’s homemade baby formulas were created for those who don’t have enough milk, or don’t have it as long as they hoped … or have adopted a child.  I have heard from a fair number of women who report that their babies thrived on these formulas.   Sally did breastfeed herself and you can read about her own experience here:  A Breastfeeding Saga

Also, we know that the quality of a cow’s milk is greatly impacted by her diet and lifestyle.   Whether a cow is on pasture eating green grass as she is design to or in confinement eating grains such as corn and soy, which is an unnatural diet for a cow, will impact the nutrient density of her milk. Vitamins A and D will not be in the butter, cream and organ meats unless these animals are on pasture in the sunlight and eating green grass. As soon as animals are put in confinement, and given hay and dry feed, vitamins A and D disappear from the butterfat, and the levels begin to decline in the organ meats.  The quality of a woman’s milk is similarly impacted by her diet, so we recommend that women consume a nutrient dense diet, as outlined here:  Recommended Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

Update December 16, 2011 – This is a wonderful follow up article: When Should Baby Start With Solids by Heather Dessinger of Mommypotamus.

I highly recommend reading these books by Sally Fallon: Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Traditions Book for Baby and Child Care. You can buy these via our Amazon affiliation.

What were your babies’ first foods? Please share in the comments below!

Disclosure
Please note that we serve as an affiliate for Amazon, in addition to allied organizations and individuals whose products and/or serves we recommend. In some cases, we receive referral bonuses or commissions for our promotional efforts. This enables us to sustain our educational efforts.

17 Comments

Filed under First Steps