Best beginning foods for babies

I’ve seen this topic come up a lot. I’ve read a bunch of books that have helped me get to this point as a parent and I wanted to share with you all. I’m sure I may entertain a different route after more research but thought I’d share. I do believe that babies should be given breast milk or formula for first 2 years of life.

NB-2 years breast milk is best
For those who cannot nurse:
NB – 2 years Weston A Price Baby Formula for those who can make it daily
NB- 2 years Baby’s Only, HIPP or HOLLE are good substitutes

Food/Nutrition GuideI recommend starting foods at 6 months and in small pieces versus pureed.
NB-3 months – start on probiotics, I recommend Klaire Labs and Udo’s Infant
and Garden of Life 3 months on.
3 months – get baby started on Fermented Cod Liver oil or Extra Virgin Cod Liver oil. I recommend starting early so they enjoy it when they are older.
3-6 months – concentrate on cod liver oil, probiotics and nursing. No solids during this time.
6-8 months – (all in small pieces to grab) avocado, egg yolk, liver, coconut oil, olive oil, raw grassfed butter, some fish, Kefir, bone broth, yogurt and buttermilk, raw cow or goats milk. (the latter 6 will need to be fed to baby). Conditional: some babies are totally fine with carrots and sweet potato, especially mixed with fats. I say go for it.
8-9 months – sauerkraut, kimchi, olives, pickled vegetables (in moderation), introduce bananas, pears, apples and other fruits (in moderation) with a healthy fat as this will help with digestion and avoid constipation.
10-12 months – steamed/baked vegetables (carrots, peas, broccoli, sweet potato etc) in small pieces mixed with bone broth or raw grassfed butter, fish, steak, chicken, pork. Grassfed meats wherever possible or organic is best.
12 months + – slowly introduce some sprouted soaked overnight grains and see how the baby does.  Make sure grains are organic, have been soaked and properly cooked before giving to your baby.  Organic peanuts, almonds, strawberries, raw honey are great to start here.

For more information on why I’ve picked this sequence, these links and books have helped me a ton:

Food Renegade
Healthy Home Economist
Wellness Mama
The Alpha Parent
Mark’s Daily Apple
Book: It Starts with Food
Book: The GAPs diet
Book: How To Cure Tooth Decay Naturally
Weston A. Price Foundation

I hope this has helped you and I may change this again through my research and when I go back to school to train as a pediatric nutritionist!

 

 

 

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About Britt's Health Tips

I am an avid runner who is excels to be very healthy. I am a proud mother of two beautiful girls and a baby boy. I have a passion for nutrition, health and fitness.
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5 Responses to Best beginning foods for babies

  1. Christine says:

    Great write up. How much fclo do you recommend from 3 months on?

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  2. Gilma says:

    This is so awesome, thanks for compiling! On the raw cows or coats milk, do you recommend that it’s heated up at all? Also on the liver, how do you cook it, any condiments or spices at all?

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    • Hey Gilma! Def don’t heat milk. You can start with small sips or a little in her bottle or mix with food. On liver it should be steamed till tender and broken up in small pieces, you can alsoncook in bone broth or raw butter with some salt and then feed. Small pieces help!

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