When I first started my baby on solid foods, my husband and I felt confounded by questions. I hadn’t yet found traditional foods, and was muddling my way through the first few months of his life based on anecdotes of other mothers, information in parenting books and the slipshod advice of our family’s (former) doctor.
And it was hard.
The doctor recommended we start iron-fortified rice cereal at 6 months, and that just didn’t feel right to me – it had no flavor, no real nourishment. Other mothers recommended applesauce or strained peas, and eventually I made my own baby foods before venturing into the territory of baby-led weaning.
We tried blueberries and avocado and squash and apples, but I didn’t try my baby on animal foods because I had no idea just how nutrient-dense animal foods could be, and didn’t realize what a critical role foods like salmon roe, liver and egg yolks can play in the optimal development of children. They’re packed with true vitamin A, healthy fats and other nutrients that support facial development, bone health and cognitive function.
Of course, had I known then what I know now, our path might have been different. I’d simply have focused on nutrient-dense first foods that nourish brain development while also supporting optimal development of my baby’s fragile gut – baby-friendly fermented foods, avoidance of grains until year 2 and other tricks.
But it’s hard to find all this information in one, simple and concise format.
Nourished Baby (the e-book)
Nourished Baby is a simple, straight-forward digital book that compiles information about nutrient-dense foods for pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby’s first foods into one easy-to-read, searchable format.
Nourished Baby isn’t fancy, isn’t complicated and simply conveys traditional wisdom on feeding babies (and nursing moms) through a thoughtful science-based approach coupled with family friendly recipes so not only do you understand why you should feed yourself and your baby nutrient-dense foods, but also how to do so.
Heather Dessinger, the author of Nourished Baby, answers some pretty basic questions all moms face:
- How do I know if my baby is ready for solids?
- What kind of fat is best for my baby?
- How do I raise an adventurous eater?
How Nourished Baby Is Different
There are countless books on the market that will help guide you through the first year (or two) with your baby, but very few provide real guidance on nutrition for babies, and even fewer will look into nutrition for children from a real food perspective. And it’s these first years that prove so enormously critical to children’s health – when they need nutrient-dense foods to support their growing bodies and brains the most.
A digital download, the wisdom of Nourished Baby is available to you immediately – and formatted in a way so that you have a handle not only on the why’s but the how-to’s as well.
Where to Find Nourished Baby
Nourished Baby, by Heather Dessinger, is on sale now through August 31st. You can purchase it for download online, and if you use the coupon code SUPERMAMA you’ll save 20% – getting the book for just $15.19. Check it out.