Super healthy foods for babies.

Super healthy foods for babies

Since my baby was little she has had dairy issues and I’ve had breastmilk struggles. (Long story.) But I’d like to include that I have been making her home-made goat milk formula since she was two months old. I may think about sharing that recipe elsewhere, but since goat milk is low in certain vitamins I have compensated in other areas for her well-being and started her early with dessicated liver and cod liver oil. (See below.)


Beginning solids through childhood (cod liver oil once a day, liver once every two days)-
Cod liver oil: You can mix this into purees starting whenever baby begins solids. I find it easy to mix in with bananas.
Liver: I like to use dessicated grassfed liver powder and mix it into a puree. So much easier and faster than grading frozen liver.


4-6 months-
Soft boiled egg yolk (note: some babies react badly to egg, watch for vomiting and discontinue egg feeding.)
Organic raw mashed bananas with breastmilk or formula
organic avocado

6 months-
Soft boiled egg yolk (watch for vomiting)
organic raw mashed bananas with breastmilk or formula
organic avocado
pureed ground beef (every week or so, grassfed and cooked with a fat such as ghee or coconut oil.)

7 months-
Soft boiled egg yolk
organic raw mashed bananas, mangoes, watermelon.
organic mashed avocado
salmon eggs (fish roe, if affordable.)
pureed ground beef, chicken, lamb. (cooked with a fat such as ghee, coconut oil. Or bone broth.)
cooked, pureed fruits: peaches, pears, apples. (with/without cream, cooked in fat such as ghee, butter or coconut oil.)
cooked, pureed vegetables: zucchini, squash, sweet potato, carrots (cooked in fat such as ghee, butter or coconut oil. Or if you have homemade bone broth.)
Dairy: Raw cream can be added to the fruits at this point. (Note that if your baby has dairy issues, make sure to watch for any reaction.)
Filtered water in a sippy cup. (This can be done anytime depending on your own choices.)

8 months-
(Start adding thickness and lumpiness to foods. Add foods that baby can pick up adequately.)
Soft boiled egg yolk
Raw banana, mango, watermelon and avocado pieces.
salmon eggs (fish roe, if affordable.)
Beef, chicken, lamb, bacons, sausages, cut small. (cooked with fats.)
Cooked chopped fruits: peaches, pears, apples, nectarines, cherries.
Creamed vegetable/meat soups.
Dairy: Cottage cheese, raw cream, yogurts, cheeses cut small. (Raw yogurt preferred, but that if it’s store bought yogurt buy whole milk unflavored, unpasteurized yogurt with live cultures.)
Filtered water in a sippy cup. (This can be done anytime depending on your own choices.)
Pickles (cut small.)

9 months-
(Continue adding thickness and lumpiness to foods, and foods that baby can pick up adequately.)
(Start adding flavors, cumin, lard and garlic.)
Soft boiled egg yolk
Raw banana, mango, watermelon, pineapple, pomegranate, fruits and avocado pieces.
Cooked, pureed berries: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries.
salmon eggs (fish roe, if affordable.)
Oily fish: (such as sardines, cut up.)
Beef, chicken, lamb, bacons, sausages, cut small. (cooked with fats.)
Creamed vegetable/meat soups.
Steamed vegetable sticks: Zucchini and celery. (Celery should be soft because it’s fibrous.)
Dairy: Cottage cheese, raw cream, yogurts, cheeses cut small.
Filtered water in a sippy cup. (This can be done anytime depending on your parenting choices.)
Pickles (cut small.) and olives.

10 months-
(Continue adding thickness and lumpiness to foods, and foods that baby can pick up adequately.)
(Add more flavors and spices, cooked onions, lard and garlic.)
Soft boiled egg yolk
Raw banana, mango, watermelon, pineapple, pomegranate, fruits and avocado pieces.
salmon eggs (fish roe, if affordable.)
Oily fish: (such as sardines, cut up.)
Beef, chicken, lamb, bacons, sausages, cut small. (cooked with fats.)
Creamed vegetable/meat soups.
Steamed vegetable sticks: Zucchini and celery. (Celery should be soft because it’s fibrous.)
Well steamed leafy greens: spinach, kale.
Dairy: Cottage cheese, raw cream, yogurts, cheeses cut small.
Filtered water, coconut water in a sippy cup.
Pickles (cut small.) and olives.

11 months-
(Continue adding thickness and lumpiness to foods, and foods that baby can pick up adequately.)
(Add more flavors and spices, cooked onions, lard and garlic.)
Soft boiled egg yolk
Raw banana, mango, watermelon, pineapple, pomegranate, fruits and avocado pieces.
salmon eggs (fish roe, if affordable.)
Oily fish: (such as sardines, cut up.)
Wild caught fish: Salmon, tunas.
Beef, chicken, lamb, bacons, sausages, cut small. (cooked with fats.)
Creamed vegetable/meat soups.
Steamed vegetable sticks: Zucchini and celery. (Celery should be soft because it’s fibrous.)
Well steamed leafy greens: spinach, kale.
Dairy: Cottage cheese, raw cream, yogurts, cheeses cut small.
Filtered water, coconut water in a sippy cup.
Pickles (cut small.) and olives.

12 months and over-
Adding to the foods baby already eats, baby now has more developed digestion for allergenic foods and can eat many foods!:
Grains: Oatmeals.
Whole eggs
Raw vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers.
Raw fruits and berries.
citrus fruits: lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines.
Shellfish: shrimps, clams, smoked oysters. (Introduce slowly and cautiously)
sweeteners in small quantities: honey, whole plant stevia, maple syrup.
Filtered water, coconut water, apple cider in a cup.
Nuts, nut butters.
Increase cod liver oil to 2 teaspoons.

AVOID:
Up to 6 months: Raw and cooked vegetables.
Up to 9-12 months: Citrus and tomato. (Common allergens.)
Up to 12 months: Honey (infants are susceptible to the potential spores.), Egg whites (highly allergenic.), All grains (then introduced slowly.)

Sources:
Super Nutrition for Babies by Katherine Erlich,MD. & Kelly Genzlinger, CNC.,CMTA.
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon & Thomas S. Cowan, MD.
To learn more about traditional foods head over to Traditional Foods Pyramid