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Super Nutrition for Babies: The Right Way to Feed Your Baby for Optimal Health

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"A wonderful guide for getting babies off to the right start, and helping them enjoy the gift of health for life." - Sally Fallon Morell, President, Weston A. Price Foundation

"A clear, practical, and nontrendy guide for parents on how to best feed babies and toddlers, backed by common sense, ancestral wisdom, and sound science." - Kaayla T. Daniel, Ph.D., C.C.N., Vice Pres
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Fair Winds Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Carrie
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you aren't familiar with the traditional food and real food movement, some of the information in this book may be surprising. This books looks at how feeding practices have evolved over the past few decades, and how children's health has suffered as a result; with epidemic rates of chronic illnesses such as asthma, eczema, allergies, neurological disorders, auto-immune disorders and immune system dysfunction.

Instead of following the standard advice for feeding babies, which was influenced by
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Morgan Simon
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quite honestly, I wasn't expecting a lot from this book as almost all the resources I've read on feeding babies have been focused on how you feed them (i.e. BLW vs purées) or severely lacking evidence-based support on which foods are best. This book, however, was wonderful and full of great ideas for traditional foods that nourish babes from the time they start solids. Some concepts may seem out there to those accustomed to the SAD way of feeding babies (rice cereal, puffs, etc) but I think that ...more
Eliza
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
There's some excellent information in this book, but I didn't like that there was so little discussion of the safety issues with raw milk.
Mwalkes
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Before one is enlightened about food, this book could seem over the top. Like homemade baby food with raw milk, liver and cod liver oil in it - REALLY? (Just read about what they put in formula - how they have goofed in the past- and at least this will encourage you to breast feed no matter what.)

But after enlightenment, the wisdom contained in these pages is amazing. If parts of it are "over the top" it is just because you are beginning to learn the truth about nutrition. Ignore the "over the
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Meghan
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it
In general I really enjoyed reading this book and getting new ideas for foods to feed my baby. There was a lot of information which was unique among baby feeding books, which I appreciate.

My one complaint is that the cover advertises the book "Includes latest insights on AAP recommendations," but the AAP recommendations are only mentioned if they are in agreement with the authors views. One example is fluoride. As of May 2017, the AAP recommends using toothpaste with fluoride for children of all
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Melissa Riddle
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I ordinarily would compile the "best ofs" of related books and formulate my own system or plan, but with this one I just followed it as presented. I agree with this nourishing approach to feeding babies completely. The feeding schedule made perfect sense and was easy to follow for this sleep-deprived mama. Now my little 6 month old is 3 and still eats liver and greens, and he takes his cod liver oil beautifully.
Lisa C
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book on how to feed your baby! Even though I'm already familiar with the type of nourishing diet they recommend for babies, I was blown away by how comprehensive this book is, and I definitely learned some new things. It doesn't just tell you how to feed your baby but why certain foods are beneficial and others are not. Also contains helpful charts with guidelines for every age, lists foods according to whether they are "super power," "pure," "okay," or "crap," and some great-looking r ...more
Shelby Stratmann
May 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book is too overboard. While it has some good ideas and we followed some of the advice (like making our own baby food, providing meat and high iron foods early, and not serving rice cereal), the doomsday aspect of this book is just too much. They would have you believe you are feeding your child poison if you let him practice his pincer grasp on whole grain Cheerios or rice puffs. Also, there simply aren't enough recipes to provide enough variety for a 10-12 month old.
Heather
Aug 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: children, food, cooking
I accidentally picked this up from the library (baby was getting fussy and this was on an end display).

I'm dismayed but not exactly shocked that the Paleo type diet has made it to the baby-set. This book has a recipe for homemade baby formula. No, just no.

First foods: soft-boiled egg yolk, liver, marrow bone stock, cod liver oil, lacto-fermented roots. Sure.
LBoyle
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Informative and interesting!

Easy to read and absorb the material even though parts of the book can be more Technical. The resource pages were also very valuable. Worth the time it takes to read as babys health is so important!
Alenna
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well written and wonderful information. With all the (minor) sickness my youngest has had, I am so glad to have found this book and to start feeding him SUPER nutrition, not just food.
Ange
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Doesn't matter if I read it or not. Lent it to Hazel.
Amanda Crowgey
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
A must read for moms and mom-to-be!
Lisa
Mar 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
Homemade formula? I can't even.
The companion book must be called Vaccines Are A Hoax.
Tasha
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Every parent should read this book. Too many modern misconceptions on health and nutrition out there.
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