Modern American tradition is to start a baby with the first food of rice cereal. Then it’s followed with vegetables, fruit and eventually meat and dairy. There is little fat, at first, and no salt. Sound familiar? That’s what we did with our eldest, but not with this baby!
Since learning about how amazing real food is, we’ve been revamping our baby-food plans! We certainly don’t want to be feeding Babykins highly processed “food” when we could be giving her fresh, nutrient-dense foods! The other change we’re making (as you can see in the picture above), is that we’re dabbling in Baby-Led Solids (aka “Infant-Led Weaning”), but that’s another post.
What Baby Needs
A baby’s body is designed to digest fat and protein, for the most part. Let’s look at some of the components of breast-milk and a baby’s nutritional needs.
Fat: Breastmilk is full of saturated […]