Baby Nutrition eBook
Check out this free, revolutionary ebook by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne (The Paleo Mom) and Serenity Kids co-founder Serenity Carr. Get the most up-to-date information on what and how to feed weaning babies. Learn the essential nutrients needed for baby's growth, macronutrient ratios, how to make a balanced meal, and more.
Nutrient-Focused, First Foods Include
Healthy Fats, Vegetables & Quality Meats
A baby’s first foods should be nutrient-focused and include healthy fats, quality meats and vegetables. Fat is essential for nutrient absorption, brain development, hormone regulation and building the immune system. Meat is not only totally digestible for babies, but it is a far more efficient source of protein than any other food we eat. Prioritizing meat, fat and vegetables over sugary fruits, beans and grains will help your baby’s energy and mood. Our baby Della sleeps through the night, rarely cries, hardly ever gets sick, will eat anything, and has healthy consistent stools. We believe this is largely because of how we feed her. We want all babies to grow up happy, healthy and strong, like Della!
Fat Is Essential
Brain & BodyYour baby needs 30g of fat per day! This supports brain development, hormone regulation and builds the immune system.
Vitamin SynergyFat is also needed for your baby’s digestive system to absorb fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K.
Full & RestedFats are satiating foods, which means your baby will feel full longer and get a longer, higher-quality night’s sleep.
Veggies Not Fruit
Veg Is BetterYour baby naturally enjoys sweeter foods, but the high sugar content in fruit can be excessive for their tiny bodies.
Important NutrientsVegetables contain the same important vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fiber as fruits and then some!
Balanced BloodChoosing veggies, meat and fat over fruit purees means more balanced nutrition and fewer blood sugar crashes.
Meat Is Good
Nutrient DensityEvery bite counts. Choose foods that are easy to absorb and nutrient dense. Meat is high in protein, zinc, iron, and B vitamins.
Easy To DigestYour baby's stomach contains all the enzymes necessary to digest meat.
Better ProteinAmino acids in animal protein are better absorbed than protein from vegetables.
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