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The Nutrition Rabbit Hole

The Nutrition Rabbit Hole

A recent question asked by a mama about the digestion/inflammation perils of nut butter prompted me to think about how easy it is to get down a nutrition rabbit hole with specific groups of foods. The unfortunate and unavoidable reality is that there are drawbacks to...

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The #1 Best Food for Babies

The #1 Best Food for Babies

I am often asked...what is the BEST food for a baby? It’s important not to demonize or idolize specific foods, since all of them have benefits and drawbacks. But one that really does deserve a spotlight for babies is organ meat, liver in particular. Cultures around...

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The Parent Effect

The Parent Effect

As parents, we all want to do what is best for our children. One of the first messages women receive when pregnant is about the benefits of breastfeeding. This is for good reason - the research on the nutritional benefits of breastmilk is indisputable. Whether you...

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Adding Variety to Common Staple Foods

Adding Variety to Common Staple Foods

It’s a great goal to introduce your baby to a few different new foods a week, and to continue regular new introductions through toddlerhood. That said, sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances (oh hi Covid!) or grocery store availability, a number of new foods might...

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Introducing Meat to Babies

Introducing Meat to Babies

For many years, the pediatrician's answer for first foods for babies was infant cereal since it is fortified with iron and a low-allergen risk food. Another main food that is a low allergen risk and high in iron is meat! For those families who choose to eat meat, it...

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Should you feed your baby things you don’t like?

Should you feed your baby things you don’t like?

One of the main goals of baby-led weaning is for babies to eat what the family eats, with age-appropriate modifications. That said, a question many parents grapple with is if it makes sense to introduce a baby to foods that they as the parent(s) might not like or...

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