Super Nutrition for Babies

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I’m really excited to share a new book with you — Super Nutrition for Babies: the right way to feed your baby for optimal health. Finally — finally! — some books are arriving on the scene that defy the dietary “wisdom” of our time, instead giving traditional, old-fashioned, and nutrient-dense advice.

This isn’t the only book — also check out Heather Dessinger’s Nourished Baby and Donielle Baker’s upcoming Naturally Knocked Up. No longer will I wonder what books give to new or expecting mamas at baby showers. :)

I’d like to share an interview with the authors, Katherine Erlich and Kelly Genzlinger, who wrote this book because they didn’t have any good resources to share with patients on healthy baby feeding. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?

Q: Tell us about your new baby feeding book.

A: Super Nutrition for Babies is, by far, the best baby feeding resource available to parents today. It not only talks about organic and natural feeding, it explains the importance of whole and real foods. We all “get” that processed foods are not healthy, but this book tells you why. In fact, it is a throw-back to how your great-grandmother would have fed your grandmother … Honestly, it is not like any other baby feeding book that we have seen. That’s one of the reasons we wrote it; we didn’t have a resource we could stand behind and recommend to our patients for what we consider truly healthy baby feeding.

Q: You say it is not like any other baby feeding book out there — what do you mean?

A: Well, with the extensive research and reviews of other baby feeding books that went into creating Super Nutrition for Babies, we didn’t find one book that did a good job of explaining what is really important in baby feeding. It is a given that texture and timing are important, and organic is great if you can afford it, and homemade is best if you’ve got the time. What was lacking in all the other baby feeding books we found was that they didn’t highlight and explain what we have found to be the really important factors of baby feeding: digestibility, purity, and nutrient-worth. We explain that how a baby’s digestive system develops should dictate what foods are fed, how they are prepared and when they are introduced. We also explain how purity factors into health and feeding, considering today’s toxic world. The concept of “nutrient-worth” that we introduce explains how the food you choose to feed your baby should be worthy of their growing bodies and minds and must meet their greatest needs, considering the accelerated growth and cognitive development seen in infancy through toddlerhood. Using these key criteria, we were able to introduce the concept of “protective nutrition”.

Q: Interesting! Please tell us more about “protective nutrition”.

A: “Protective nutrition” is a way of feeding your child to maximize your child’s health and minimize the chances that your baby will become sick. Unfortunately, having a child with recurrent infections or an illness like asthma, allergies, and even autism isn’t surprising these days. Children are experiencing life threatening asthma and allergies at epidemic rates. More than 1 in 100 children are autistic, with one in 38 children shows autistic signs. 1 in 3 children born after the year 2000 will develop diabetes. What we reveal in Super Nutrition for Babies is that parents can actually feed their babies in a way that reduces their chances of develop these conditions. For example, did you know the type of milk you feed your child impacts the likelihood that they develop allergies and asthma? Wouldn’t you like to choose the kind that statistically safeguards them from these conditions? And did you know there is a supplement that you can give your child that will significantly reduce likelihood of colds, fevers, coughs, and most chronic diseases? This is the kind of information that parents will find valuable, and the book is loaded with such facts, helpful hints, recipes, and how-tos, in addition to our overall Super “protective” Nutrition program.

Q: It does seem that kids today have more illnesses than we did, and it is scary.  Why do you think this is happening?

A: You are right — it is very scary. And this is exactly why we wrote this book. We are seeing a marked increase in diseases that are not attributable to better diagnostic tools, or to over-reactive parents. These conditions are on an upswing due to environmental factors — and much of that is diet related — due to a combination of deficient nutrients which are lacking in our children’s diets and toxins found in their food and their environment. We want parents to realize that they can take preventive action and can create the strongest foundation of health for their child. By doing so, parents will be maximizing their child’s best chances for long-term health and happiness.

Q: It sounds like the information in your book focuses on creating a foundation for good health. How is this different from what doctors tell parents already? 

A: In Super Nutrition for Babies, we cover some controversial topics including the need for healthy fats, the detriments of sugar, and the problems with introducing grains too early.  We recommend meats be introduced early and soy be avoided. We even discuss raw dairy and provide recipes for making homemade baby formula. We are so proud to be providing this information to parents who are “hungry” for information about how they can naturally help and protect their children’s health. If parents have doubts, we implore them to read why we advocate these things for the proper development and growth of their children. We urge any parent or grandparent to read Super Nutrition for Babies, even if they no longer have babies at home, as we feel the knowledge that can be gained from this book is helpful to people of all ages.  All the parents we’ve worked with find a sense of empowerment with this information, as well as relief and joy over the fact that true nutrition and proper diet can protect their children and provide them with the nutrients they need to develop optimally — of sound body and mind.

Q: Our readers might want to know more about you, the authors, of this interesting and important book; please tell us about yourselves.

A (Kelly): I am Kelly Genzlinger, a certified nutritional consultant and mother of three elementary-school aged children. For many years, my children battled health issues that were significantly affecting their quality of life. When I looked to modern medicine to “cure” them, we were sadly disappointed. As someone with an analytical mind who was desperate to help my children, I went to work studying holistic nutrition, biochemical pathways, the endocrine system, anthropology, traditional foods, digestion, and how nutrients are used by the body. With this knowledge, I helped restore my children to ideal health. I wanted to share this life-changing information with other parents. Ultimately, I achieved three professional certifications in holistic health and nutrition. Super Nutrition for Babies is a culmination of all my research, professional, and personal experience — a decade in the making. In addition to this book, I have also written Sugar … Stop the Addiction, have appeared on local cable television shows, been a featured speaker at wellness events, developed and taught classes, and have worked in several complementary medicine centers — all in an effort to help others understand the healing and preventive powers of natural eating.

A (Katherine): My name is Katherine Erlich. I am the mother of two and a board certified pediatrician. For 11 years, I was a regular doctor, working in a big practice, seeing lots of kids each day.  I loved my job, but so many days I would see kids for whom I couldn’t help with the conventional medicine that I had learned in school. This was really frustrating and heart breaking — to want to help more but to not know how. It wasn’t until my son started having medical issues for which I couldn’t “fix” that I really pushed myself to learn more and finally leave my big office and start my own holistic practice. With my new knowledge of nutrition and supplements, I saw some quite amazing improvements. Kids stopped catching so many colds, stopped being angry or depressed; their skin improved, and their behavior calmed down. What a pleasure! To see the impact that nutrition can have is really quite powerful. Wouldn’t it be ideal to support children from the very beginning so that they don’t have to go down the road of chronic illness? This is really what I hope Super Nutrition for Babies will be — a way for parents to gain the knowledge and the power to give their children the best gift ever  – the chance to be the best they can be.

Share in the comments: What do you want to know about baby nutrition?

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book, without obligation to review favorably. However, I love it! Now that I have shared it with you, I am going to be passing my copy around right and left to my friends. :)

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Comments

  1. Kathleen B says

    I made all of the baby food for my first two and I have another on the way! I am always interested in learning more about how to best feed my precious babies! Thanks!

  2. Ursula says

    I easily run out of ideas and come back to the same old recipes with same ingredients. I need more inspiration!

  3. Laura says

    I would love to learn more about traditional foods for babies instead of just what the stores offer now.

  4. Ashley says

    I am pregnant with my second and would love this book! We tried to do well with my 3 yr old daughter but she has a huge sweet tooth and is such a picky eater. Hopefully this book will have info on how to feed her better too.

    • says

      I am excited for you to have knowledge in our book to help you gain optimal nutrition during this pregnancy. Not meaning to toot our own horns, I know that both Kelly and I wished that we had this information when we were pregnant. My biggest recommendation for you now, knowing that you already have a child with a sweet tooth, is for you to dramatically cut your own sugar intake during this pregnancy – most significantly during your 3rd trimester, so that when your baby is born, you will be least likely to expose him/her to Candida. Probiotics (whether in supplement form or through eating/drinking fermented foods) are also very helpful to improve your own gut flora and thus make it more ideal when you pass it along to your baby. Be well. Katherine Erlich

  5. Lilliemarie Gore says

    I would like to know when certain foods should be introduced to babies! Sounds like a great book!

  6. Jenni says

    I am trying to feed my kids healthy food, but I want to know more specifics and data. Also, it is always great to read something to get more motivated…

  7. Liz says

    Very curious about this book. I do GAPS with my toddler and would love some info that focuses on young children.

  8. Charlotte Oliver says

    I have 8 grandchildren between three grown daughters. They would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. God Bless, Charlotte

  9. Lisa Kreinbrook says

    I am getting ready to start midwifery school and am wanting to find books to recommend to my clients and to learn more to share with my clients:)

  10. says

    Very cool! Learning the right way to nourish babies is an ongoing process for me. I’m especially interested in the texture/consistency of food they need.

  11. Marilee Norris says

    My son has allergy difficulties, so knowing about how to minimize that would be wonderful!

  12. Marcella says

    My friends are starting to have kids and I would love to share healthy baby nutrition with them. This book looks great!

  13. says

    I’d love to be able to help the young mothers around me with the best knowledge for feeding their babies. I’d like to know more about early allergy-prevention in young children.

  14. Sara says

    I enjoy reading info from the Weston A. Price Foundation and have used their advice as a basis for feeding my twins. I’d love to see what this book has to say and use the info to make even more nutritious food for them!

  15. Heather C says

    My husband and I are considering adoption, so I’m particularly interested in learning about homemade formula.

    • says

      My father was adopted and interestingly one of his favorite foods was and still is soup. He would trade his dessert for his brothers’ soups. His mother made homemade broth similar to how we advise in our book. I joke with him that that’s what has kept him so healthy.
      In addition to homemade formula, another option is donor breast milk.

  16. Amy says

    I had my fourth baby at 43 years old and have seen firsthand the importance of nutrition. I try to talk to everyone about it but struggle to find the right way, and also struggle to find something comprehensive wih all the info in one place that is easy to access. Two days ago a friend lost her baby at just 16 months due to an illness that should not have been so serious. This friend is near the end of another pregnancy, high risk, and I just know there are major nutritional problems. She needs this book.

  17. Tammy says

    I am a grandma who is trying to prepare foods according to traditional methods as much as possible. ( I have learned so much from your website), but as much as I made my own baby food 30 years ago, and did research into health, etc. I would love to have ideas and recipes to prepare foods for my 3 little grandbabies, and to share knowledge with my daughter and daughter in law.

  18. Crystal M. says

    Expecting Baby #3 in December….would love to get my hands on this book to learn more about best nutrition for baby!

    • says

      December babies are likely to be born vitamin D deficient because their moms are deficient. Vitamin D deficeint babies are more likely to have allergies, asthma, frequent infections and are also more likely to develop chronic illnesses. I highly recommend that you take a good vitamin D with vitamin K2 supplement daily and get your vitamin D 25-OHD level checked in early October to make sure that your levels are good. (good = 60-80)

  19. JeriP says

    I am a grandma and I would love to be able to help our children feed our grandchildren in the very best way possible.

  20. Rebekah J says

    I’d love this book. I have a 9 month old baby boy and have been struggling with all the information on the internet and knowing what is best for him, and any future kids we may have. This seems like it would help answer a lot of my questions.

  21. Esther says

    Yay, this is so exciting! I am pregnant and I’d love to win one of these copies. :) Also I just found your blog thru a Pinterest post. :)

  22. Angela says

    I would have no use for the book from what I see on the front, as I do baby led weaning. I find it makes so much more sense to feed your baby when they are ready, and soft healthy foods that you (should be or) are eating yourself. It is way easier and you can feed the same stuff that is healthy, just not mush that you have to force feed them. (They eat it whole and feed themselves!) That sets them up for obesity like bottle feeding can, as they are more likely to be overfed without being able to stop.

  23. says

    I would like to win this for my daughter and for our home learning library, so much has been changing for raising our babies, I wish I would have had these resources when she was younger…. hence why I am trying to help build her a library now. ;0)

  24. Theresa says

    All 3 of my girls have extreme allergies with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Our little son is 8 months and still exclusively breastfed. I am wanting to learn how to avoid him developing any allergies…and this book would be an asnwer to prayer!

  25. Ros says

    I wish I had known about real foods when I had my children, we wouldn’t have had the problems we had. If I win these books they will go to my girls who will soon be having families, so they will have the knowledge that I didn’t have raising them!

  26. says

    My last baby had Trisomy18 and was very medically fragile – she had a very low immune system. I fed her through a g-tube once she was old enough for food. (She lived 17 months.) I worked really hard to make the food super healthy. (I used a VitaMix I got through their medical discount program.) I am now pregnant again, and even though no problems have been identified with this baby, I want to feed him as healthy as I can. I followed the book “Super Baby Food” with my first baby – and she was never sick. But my 2nd child really balked at the porriage and many of the foods, leaving me at a loss. I want to take that knowledge, and what’s in this Super Nutrition book, and feed this coming baby as well as possible. Thank you for this giveaway! And if I don’t win- I will definitely order the book! :)

  27. Bethany Nash says

    I would use to this to help new moms at my church understand why I do things differently from the norm.

  28. Jeanne G. says

    I don’t have children yet, but I’m trying to get pregnant, and I want to give my chidlren the best start possible!

  29. Angie W says

    Wish I would have known this information with my first child – it would be so helpful with my next! :)

  30. says

    The main thing I’m interested in for baby nutrition are (1) how to feed my baby these nutrient-dense foods (like raw liver, undercooked egg, etc.) while not running the risk of introducing food-borne pathogens (like salmonella or other nasties), and (2) how to find the most nutrient-dense foods (obviously not at your local chain grocery store!).

  31. HollymMead says

    I’m most interested in knowing how pre-natal nutrition and infant nutrition and build lifetime immunity.

  32. Megan says

    My hubby and I want to get preggers in the next year or so, and I would LOVE to know more about nutrition for babies! We started the real food journey about a year ago, and it’s been great! Thanks for the amazing work you do!

  33. CarmenGarber says

    I currently have an 11-month old and I would LOVE to learn more about how to best feed him!

  34. Joellen says

    I just had my fourth child, so feeding infants is not new to me, but we’re just learning about real food, and I want to know how to give him the best start possible while teaching the other three how to eat for health.

  35. Amy says

    I made all my own food with my first one, but I think I need to know more! I am pregnant with twins now and due in a few months. I’m on a very limited budget, so would be great if I could win these books!

  36. Brittany says

    I would love more information on how breastfeeding Mama’s diet affects baby’s health, because that’s where I’m at right now with our 6 wk old. :) I try to eat healthy, whole food, but would love ideas for how certain foods can specifically benefit him.

  37. says

    After having just endured one of the most cold-heavy winters we’ve ever known, so I’d love to get my hands on anything that promises to keep us healthier next year. Thanks for hosting :)

    • says

      Hi Quinn,

      In order to reduce getting sick, I would recommend foods rich in probiotics and/or probiotic supplementation – which has been shown in studies to *significantly* reduce viral infections, and we know they are good at fighting “bad” bacteria. In fact, in the book, we claim that too many colds and illnesses could actually be a result of a probiotic deficiency. Also, coconut oil has a lovely and potent anti-viral property made in the body from lauric acid (called monolaurin, the very best source of which is mom’s milk). Finally, an overall nutrient-dense diet will help stave off infection – the body literally uses nutrients to detoxify (which is part of what is happening when fighting virus) and stay healthy. Ultimately, as well, you’ll want to reduce all sugarS – including juice, refined grains, sweeteners, and outright sugar – all of which are shown to reduce the bodies ability to fight infection. One other note, do not use antibacterial agents – they actually work against you by killing the helpful probiotics that work to defend the body from infection.

      Kelly

  38. Kristie says

    I would love to read this to help me understand how to best feed the children I already have, and any children to come!

    • says

      Hi Kristie,

      That was just our intent. One reviewer said the book could be called: Super Nutrition for Everybody. I use these principles and recipes for my children (now 10, almost 9, and 7). Also, eating the way we recommend for pregnant and nursing moms is also a boost for fertility (and those “babies to come!”)

      :)
      Kelly

  39. RG says

    With my oldest I fed him the jars of baby food. Then with my next couple, a mix of baby food from the store, and homemade. Then the next I did strictly food from our table that the rest of the family was already eating. She is the one who is not a picky eater and rarely gets sick. I think I stumbled on the best way, but I would like to know that more ‘scientifically’ now that my youngest is almost to the age of beginning to eat with us.

    • says

      Hi RG,

      One of the goals of this book was to provide the rationale behind our feeding recommendations, so I think you’ll find just the “science” and background you’re looking for – as well as the recipes, tips, tricks, and other information to optimally nourish your children – which can be applied even at older ages.

      Kelly

  40. Nicole Handy says

    My fourth child is five months old and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I am going to feed this one differently. I woud love a copy!

  41. Ceejay says

    I would love to have more ideas about what the best first foods for babies are and how to tell if a baby is tolerating a new food well or not (especially what spitting up means when they’re young!).

    • says

      Spitting up means that babies do NOT have ENOUGH acid in their stomachs to keep the lower esophageal sphincter (the valve at the top of the stomach) closed. Thus, food easily flows upward into the esophagus and often out the mouth. One cause of low stomach acid is low zinc levels, which many babies have. Helping to increase stomach acid, such as by increase zinc levels or by giving small amounts of sauerkraut juice or apple cider vinegar, helps to reduce reflux in babies, children and in adults. This advice is counter to the conventional medical recommendations of giving acid lowering medications for reflux. While the medication typical does help symptomatically, it doesn’t correct the underlying problem that caused the reflux in the first place and further decreases the body’s digestive capability.

      • Jodi says

        Does that mean I should be giving my 3 month old son ACV?? When is it okay to start that treatment? My little guy was put on meds pretty early on and I’d LOVE to get him off them asap!! Does anyone know if they discuss that in the book? My dr. did not mention any of this…arg!

        • says

          I can’t give specific advice to you or your son as I don’t know your whole story. But you are right to want him off meds as they do decrease his abiltiy to digest nutrients. We do discuss this topic in our book.
          Often if mom’s are breastfeeding, I have them take apple cider vinegar at the beginning of each meal themselves to help with digestion which in turn helps their baby. Sometimes, I do have parents give a bit to their babies as well. When babies have rashes like eczema and reflux, zinc deficiency is likely. Having moms eat liver is one of the best ways to improve the zinc content in their breast milk. If the baby is formula fed, liver can be added to formula, either fresh or as dried powder. More on the benefits of liver can be found in our book too.

  42. Summer says

    I would love to read this book, not only for my own reference but also because people are constantly asking me for advice on a variety of nutrition topics and I think this would be a great resource to recommend.

    • says

      Hi Summer,

      We certainly hope it becomes a parenting staple – ultimately, if parents nourish their children and protect them from toxins as we suggest, we anticipate a drop in the current childhood illnesses statistics.

      Kelly

  43. Kalli says

    This looks awesome! I would love this for my two children. How great to have a source for the little ones

  44. Ashley says

    I would love to read this book and learn more about how to feed my little one (who is due any time now!) once he/she gets older.

  45. Lisa P. says

    This book sounds great – would love to have a resource to refer to for making nutrient-rich baby foods.

  46. Miranda says

    I see that this book is endorsed by Sally Fallon; I LOVE her book, “Nourishing Traditions”, and I’m sure I’d love this book too!

  47. Helena says

    I love the idea of feeding baby REAL food. I liked using the boxed cereal with my first two babies and with number three on the way I would love to have some more resources to help me feed my baby better.

    • says

      Hi Helena,

      You’ll find much better options in this book, as well as the reasoning behind why you want to feed your children differently than how the food industry has us programmed to feed babies – which is in part why we are seeing such poor health in children these days.

      Good luck!
      Kelly

  48. Aimee Durham says

    I want to know when is the best time to enter grains into a babies diet. You see kids walking around eating grains all day! I know that its good to have a balanced diet and that most babies are born with an unhealthy gut, so feeding grains at the wrong time promotes bad gut health.

    • says

      Hi Audra,

      In general, grains should be introduced when we are sure that the baby has had a chance to develop the enzymes to digest them, such as amylase. Studies show this enzyme develops between 1 and 3 years of age. Before that, feeding grains results in a digestive disruption that has a cascade of problems. I would say you could introduce grains around 1 if you properly prepare them to reduce anti-nutrients and digestive blockers and enhance their nutrition. Grain (and bean and nut) preparation in the form of soaking, sprouting, leavening, and fermenting is described in the book. I would say the longer you wait, the safer it is. Certainly if giving cereal, crackers, pretzels, bagels, etc that are not sprouted, I would not introduce these until after 2 or 3 years of age at the earliest.

      And, to clarify, most babies are not born necessarily with an unhealthy gut, but you are right that they do not yet either have a “healthy” gut that is ready for the way adults eat. They are born with immature immune and digestive systems – which are housed in the gut. It takes time to build up the thick tissue and mucosal lining, as well as the enterocyte-coated villi, and probiotic rich environment that are needed for proper digestion of food and an ideal immune system. Feeding babies foods that aren’t cohesive with the enzymes and digestive capabilities they have, too soon, can further slow the process, and lead to hierarchical anomolies amongst the gut flora that can lead to allergies, digestive problems, and autoimmune conditions.

      Kelly

  49. Audra says

    I’m SO glad to see that someone has finally written a book on this subject. There is so much misinformation out there that ends up actually being harmful, not helpful. I shudder when I think about the things that I- in blissful ignorance- fed my first child: boxed macaroni and cheese, canned ravioli, strawberry yogurt w/ hfcs in it, and that awful baby “rice cereal”. What a long way we have come–sourdough, whole foods, ferments, good fat, raw milk, etc. and now the GAPS diet. The Lord is so gracious to lead us to truth (and to preserve us and allow our bodies to even continue to function somewhat on that terrible “non-food” junk!)

    • says

      I totaly agree, Audra. This journey in returning to naturally nutritious foods is one I hope more and more of us embark on. Hopefully, Super Nutrition for Babies is all we hoped it would be – a guide back to the foods that nourish our children and ensure their chance at optimal health. As Weston Price said, “Life in all its fullness is Mother Nature obeyed”.

      Kelly

  50. Melissa S. says

    I have a newborn and I would love to learn more about what foods are best to give her when she is ready to start eating!

    • says

      Hi Melissa,

      So excited that you will use our book to help nourish you baby – just as we intended. However, even before she starts eating foods, there is information on what you can eat to make your milk more nutritious, or even tips on making homemade formula if you are bottle feeding.

      Best wishes!
      Kelly

  51. Andrea says

    I’m always looking for ways to strengthen my family’s nutrition foundation. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  52. Kim W says

    I have always been careful about what I eat but now I am inspired to do better for my 11-month old son. I am terrified of him being exposed to anything that may compromise his immune system, etc particularly during the first two years of life. I like the information your book has to offer, as it is all new concepts to me. I have been making him all of his food but I worry that maybe he has had too much of the grains and I’m unsure about how to introduce meats to him. I’m starting to see a little behavior issues and I’m hoping that through diet I can ease some of what appears to be frustration and anger.

    • says

      Hi Kim,

      Please read the book through, and perhaps read it again (I always get more info if I read an information-dense book through a second time). Also, you can look into the references recommended in the back – which are also great sources of information. As you build upon the knowledge you have already (making homemade food, etc.) you will have enough information to stay committed to the type of feeding that provides true nourishment, and can be used to protect our children from many of the scary diseases statistics today say that our children will face.

      Kelly

  53. Michelle Grazor says

    I am expecting my fourth child. With each child, I’ve learned a little more about traditional diets and have made adjustments. But I really want to stop taking baby steps away from the conventional models and lay a new foundation with the nutrient-dense approach.

  54. Wendy says

    I have 12 children, and Lord willing will have more. I have a 9 month old now. It would be a blessing to have this information, and to pass it down to my daughters and future daughters-in-law!

    • says

      Hi Wendy,

      This book is certainly an attempt to reclaim lost wisdom of generations gone by. We hope this will rekindle the way of feeding babies and children that most of our great-grandmothers would have been familiar with, and that we can then – just as you suggest – keep this wisdom alive and passed on through generations, as it should be.

      Kelly

  55. Amy says

    My baby is 11 months old and I’ve been scouring the internet to try to figure out how to feed her…this book looks like such a great resource!

    • says

      Hi Hannah,

      You will find that information in this book. Another term for Super Nutrition is “protective nutrition” – the way we outline baby-nourishing is in line with being protective from conditions like allergies and asthma. Particularly probiotic rich diets that are low in processed grains and sugars will go a long way. Studies on raw milk show that there is a reduction in the development of these conditions in children who consume it.

      Kelly

  56. Amy says

    I’ve just fed my babies from the table, but I’d like to know more about foods that are super good for them in different developmental stages.

    • says

      Hi Amy,

      Our book categorizes food as CRAP, OKAY, PURE, and Super POWER foods. Hopefully this will help moms like you to understand on a general level the proportion of foods their children get that are either hurting their health or actually nourishing them.

      Kelly

  57. Lori S says

    I want to get it for my son who has an 8 mo.old whom they are trying to bring up on healthy food choices; and I need to learn about the more healthy choices instead of the old stand-by’s like Cheerios.

  58. Suzanne says

    I’d love to know of some nutrient dense foods that are also finger foods for when the baby is a bit older like 10 months old. They love to be able to feed themselves!

    • says

      Hi Suzanne,

      Sweet potato crackers, fries, zucchini fries, most fruits, avocado (though slippery) – the book talks through some good recommendations – can also make “jello” with natural gelatin that is not bleached, has amino acids, and protects the digestive system – nothing like the boxed, bleached, artificially colored, and oversweetened stuff at the store.

      Kelly

  59. Michelle says

    I have walked a path similar to both of these authors….children with health problems that were only made worse by cpnventional medicine’s answers. I would love to read morw of what they have to say

  60. Kristina says

    My precious five month old is just about ready to start solids and I am eager for guidance on how to best feed him! Thank you.

  61. Elizabeth says

    We are edging up on starting solids, which we are delaying, in part because I am terrified. This would be a fantastic resource for us.

  62. Cheryl Carpenter says

    My first child has severe food allergies and I tried everything. She has gotten over everything except nuts and wheat now. I am getting ready to start solids for my third baby so I’m really hoping to be able to pick the right foods to help prevent food allergies.

    • says

      Hi Cheryl,

      Please read the short but informative information speciflcally related to allergies. Removing allergens is only a first step – healing leaky gut and enhancing digestion are key to truly healing from allergies.

      Kelly

  63. says

    We’re thinking about starting a family in the near future and I’m trying to compile a library of helpful information – this is exactly the type of book I’ve been looking for!

  64. Kathleen K says

    With my first child I spent so much time reading books about the best ways to feed a baby. It was so difficult to find resources that promote traditional foods. I would love to have the book as a resource for my next baby.

  65. Leah Balzer says

    I am a WAPF member, and do have some guidance around feeding infants, but I am still gathering information about when to start on solids, and what steps to introduce more foods. I’m thinking that this book could be very helpful with that!

  66. Jill says

    I would love to win this book! I have learned a lot about introducing foods to my babies, and now with my 4th, I want to keep improving and learning about what diet to feed her! I tried giving whole pieces of food to my 3rd right from the start, but I am undecided as to if that was good to do, as she would pass whole pieces of the food – she wasn’t chewing the food and digesting it, so how was she able to absorb any nutrients… I love learning about all this kind of stuff, so this book looks very interesting as I will have another to introduce foods to in a few months!

  67. Leslie says

    I have 6 children, and have learned a little along the way with each of them about eating healthy. My youngest one is 9 months old, so a book like this would be great! I still need to learn how best to feed babies- we are trying some probiotics, but would love to learn the best things to feed him.
    Our journey to better health started after a very difficult year of poor health- when my oldest was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 5 years old. We were told that he would be on and off steroids the rest of his life. He also had severe nut allergies. We turned to an herbal practitioner – which started some life changing eating habits for us. It has been a journey, slowly learning a little bit at a time about natural foods, cooking from scratch, gardening.
    We have 3 children who had asthma, and food allergies. We have seen an improvement in health with all of them, as we’ve eaten better foods. I wish I had been taught these things before I had children to save them the grief my ignorance caused them. Like many people, I was trying my best, but just didn’t know better- even though I had my RN, and worked in pediatrics. I hope I can pass these things on to my children and grandchildren and anyone else willing to listen!

  68. says

    I really am interested to know how to properly raise children to love good food and to establish patterns from the beginning of making good, whole, healthful food choices.

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