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Despite vain attempts to fortify baby cereals with the nutrients babies need, they're essentially just empty fillers… they sit in your baby's stomach like a brick. Dr. Alan Greene has even started a “White Out” campaign to get these empty white foods out of your baby and toddler's diets!
I cover the “why's” (including the dangers) of ousting baby cereals as a first food in this podcast. I also share a couple of new parenting podcasts I'm really enjoying – be sure to add them to your podcast app!
In this episode I cover:
- Two great new podcasts you should subscribe to right now 🙂
- A common first food that has no nutritional value for your baby
- Why kids get hooked on the “white” foods
- What the “Great White Out” campaign is (and why Dr. Greene started it)
- How your baby develops tastes for certain foods
- Why meat is OK for a first food
- These are vital to your baby's brain (and how to know you're getting the right kind)
- How you can make harder-to-digest starches easier on baby's tummy
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Items mentioned in this podcast include:
- Natural Birth and Baby Care.com
- A Beginner's Guide to Natural Childbirth free ebook
- Go Diaper Free Podcast
- Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast with Andrea Olson
- Taking Back Birth Podcast
- Dr. Alan Greene's website
- The Great White Out from Dr. Greene
- Meat Matters from BabyTalk (on our Facebook page)
- Our book on baby feeding: First Bites and Beyond
- Click here to let me know what you'd like to hear about on the podcast!!
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I just discovered your podcast today while listening to “The Boob Group” podcast. Yours appeared as a suggestion, and being a holistic mommy, I decided to check it out. The topic of the most recent podcast really hit home for me. I’m a high-raw vegetarian mom of a beautiful, 100% breast-fed 3.5 month old daughter who is perfectly healthy and roly-poly. I’ve had several co-workers and friends suggest that I start giving her cereal at night to help her sleep longer. (She’s been waking up to eat during the night since I went back to work.) I keep telling them that I don’t want to start her on cereal due to it’s blood-sugar effects, and overall detrimental health effects. I don’t mind waking up with her to breastfeed anyway because it’s extra bonding time for us, but they just don’t understand. It’s great to hear of other moms out there who come from the same school of thought. I just wanted to say thank you for covering such an important topic, and I hope you’re wisdom is reaching the masses. I look forward to many more interesting podcasts and have added you to my playlist on Stitcher.