Every time I put anything in my mouth, my 13 month old wants a bite or a sip. I always try to give him one because I don’t want him to differentiate between what I eat and what I feed him, and I plan on having a “no kid food” policy in our home. However many times I catch myself withholding something from him because I don’t want him eating or drinking it. Examples- white flour products, sugary scones, iced decaf coffee, red wine, chips- you get the picture. I have to ask myself why I will put something in my body that I won’t give my child. I’m challenging myself this week to only consume things that I will let him try (and I’ll save the wine for after he goes to bed!). I don’t want to squelch his curiosity and excitement for new foods, and I will radically clean up my diet at the same time. After all, Continue reading Good Enough For Baby?
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Is You Baby Getting Enough Iron?
If he’s shunning the taste of iron fortified food, or in my case babyfood all together, here’s an easy solution:
Cook in cast iron pots and pans! They don’t contain the toxic ingredients of non-stick pans, and will impart some iron right into the food. The company I like best is Lodge Cast Iron, and not just because it’s from Tennessee. It is family owned and operated and has been for over 100 years, and is a green company- recycling cardboard, reusing foundry sand, and planting trees. I love eco-responsibility!
When you’re postpartum and in need of extra iron yourself, have someone cook for you in cast iron. It’s great for breastfeeding moms too- We’ll take extra nutrients wherever we can get ’em.
Here’s a recipe the whole family can enjoy (even your older baby!): Continue reading Is You Baby Getting Enough Iron?
Real Food for Mother and Baby
If you’re a new mom and are about to tackle the daunting task of feeding your baby solid foods, you probably have many questions about how to do it. When do I start? What do I feed him/her first? What about food allergies? … Sound familiar? To add to your anxiety, if you read almost anything in print about feeding your baby solids, you will be faced with many strict rules about consistency and 4 day waiting and what to introduce first, etc. Well, Nina Planck’s new book, Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby’s First Foods
will help you relax. Continue reading Real Food for Mother and Baby