BBL 018: Why You Should Skip This Common First Food – And Save Your Baby a Lifetime of Health Problems

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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Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

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  1. 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.

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