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    My wife and I just had our first baby in September and we are approaching the time when the doctors suggest adding rice cereal into his diet. My wife and I have been doing research on Paleo for babies but I haven't been able to find any great sources.

    Has anyone had success with the paleo diet for their newborn? Any good sources for information?

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    The baby should eat what you eat. Meat/veggies/fruit. Check out the baby led weaning too, you don't need to give them mush, they will learn how to chew with their gums before swolling. My friend gives his toddler chicken bones/beef bones and he naws the meat off even with just one tooth. I think Paleo is most amazing with the young!

    SKIP THE RICE! CEREAL! BABY MUSH JARS!
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    • #3
      My baby has been fed primal food since 6 months. She just eats what I eat.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ckorn77 View Post
        My wife and I just had our first baby in September and we are approaching the time when the doctors suggest adding rice cereal into his diet. My wife and I have been doing research on Paleo for babies but I haven't been able to find any great sources.

        Has anyone had success with the paleo diet for their newborn? Any good sources for information?
        The best paleo/primal diet for a newborn is 100% breast milk from mama for at least the first 6months! Introduce veggies first, then meat and fruit LAST! ds and dd didn't start getting fruit until they were almost 1yr... dd is 3yo and ds is 1.5yo - tonight they had collard greens w/smoked turkey and tuna salad for dinner...

        Remember breastmilk should be the primary food up until they are at least 2yo, with other foods just an opportunity to practice eating and trying new things...
        ds at 1.5yo still nurse btwn 4-7x/day depending on whether its a weekday or weekend...

        when the doc starts to push solids and such... tell them you're following the WHO recommendation to exclusively bf until 6mths...then at 6mths if baby shows interest in foods - you will introduce them slowly - based upon baby's cues, since breast milk should be baby's primary food source... WHO recommends nursing to 2yo and beyond as long as mama and baby are happy with the relationship...
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        • #5
          Invest in a food mill & really good food processor. Then you can mush up all your veggies and stuff
          also, baby's primary diet should be breast milk through the first year.
          --Trish (Bork)
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          • #6
            My pediatrician told me I should give my 8 month old rice cereal (fortified) because he is breastfed and therefore may be iron deficient. I ignored her on that one (I do supplement with Vitamin D drops, especially since I was tested Vit D deficient). When my toddler was that age, her pediatrician even did the heel prick blood test and was SHOCKED that she was not iron deficient. Apparently breastmilk and whole foods are good for babies. I also prefer baby led weaning to mush and wish I'd known about it with my oldest! Though her homemade purees didn't last very long anyway because she adamently wanted to feed herself. Knowing more about baby led weaning would have made ME less nervous, though! When it comes to introducing foods, taking cues from baby and not from baby food manufacturers will serve you well.

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            • #7
              There are lots of great books on home-made baby food. I like "Feeding Baby Green," and there are also good chapters in "Real Food for Mother and Baby" and everything WAPF-related. Chris Kresser's "Healthy Baby Code" has a whole module on first foods, but it's a little expensive.

              Also, look outside the US. Australian mothers just expect to make their baby's foods from whatever the family is eating... I had a Californian friend move to Australia last year and she was freaked out when she realized the prepared baby foods aisle is so small! Last time I was home I noticed the bookstore had dozens of books on making your own baby food. I'm not sure why many of my friends here think it's so difficult to do... when I say I plan to blend my baby's food instead of getting it out of a jar, other women look at me like I've got five heads.

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              • #8
                for sure go the baby lead weaning
                Food apart from breastmilk is not necessary is not needed until they can pick up and eat it themselves. Mush is not needed
                And even then its all about exploring until after 1 ish
                3 months is way way too young for any "food" yet. So many Drs have no idea.

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                • #9
                  We did baby lead weaning as well.

                  DS was exclusively breast fed until he was 8 months old, when he started eating food on his own -- veggies and fruit. And it was "just for fun" not nutrition at that point. By 1 yr old, he was eating "meals" and at 1.25 years old, he was still nursing for comfort and niceties and added nutrition, but getting his nutrition from food mostly. I weaned him from the breast at 3 years.

                  Today, he had: eggs and broccoli for breakfast; strawberries, chopped brazil nuts, and raw yogurt for snack/lunch; and fish, salad (cucumber, bell peppers, lettuce, tomato, avocado) plus blueberries and yogurt for his dessert.

                  He usually has some kind of lunch, but today he said he wasn't hungry.

                  he climbed to the middle of the rope climbing frame, which is about 12 feet i the air. This is not an easy climbing thing, and i don't know any three year olds who climb as high as he does on that thing. He's rather brave.

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                  • #10
                    I'm pregnant with our first and the plan is to breastfeed and then baby led weaning with REAL (primal) foods...no grains! I'm not sure how long I plan to breastfeed, but probably not for a full two years.

                    Please read the links about baby's and eating real food...you do NOT need to pulverize it or blend it or turn it into mush!!!!!!
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                    • #11
                      Question for all you mothers out there that breastfeed....

                      I totally agree that it's the way to go for babies and I hope to do it for my kids when I have them. Did any of you have to return to work after the 12 week FMLA period? I know that for financial reasons, I will have to return to work around the 3 month mark, but would like to be able to breastfeed for the first year.

                      Have any of you moms done this? And was it hard to manage?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by katiedid View Post
                        Question for all you mothers out there that breastfeed....

                        I totally agree that it's the way to go for babies and I hope to do it for my kids when I have them. Did any of you have to return to work after the 12 week FMLA period? I know that for financial reasons, I will have to return to work around the 3 month mark, but would like to be able to breastfeed for the first year.

                        Have any of you moms done this? And was it hard to manage?
                        Accomplished w/2 kids! I worked and pumped both times... I leveraged the following msg board both times....Working and Pumping - iVillage Message Boards

                        PM me if you have any questions... I'd be glad to help... I exclusively pumped for dd, and nursed ds. I'm a pro at pumping!
                        The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose. ~ Ayn Rand
                        What's your purpose? Mine is Optimal Health.

                        Converted to PB November 2010
                        SW 190lb
                        Leptin Reset Redux (1Sep 2011) SW 170lbs
                        25 Sep 2011 160lbs
                        1 Dec 2011 158lbs!
                        GW ~135lbs
                        5'3"
                        Mother of 2, and wife to a kick ass husband...trying to contain chaos and havoc on a daily basis

                        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread40609.html

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, the whole "introduce solids" thing was annoying to me.

                          If the baby wasn't going to get any nutrition from it, then why the heck bother.

                          The answer: to get them used to solid foods. Textures and tastes.

                          PLEASE. They have the rest of their lives to get used to that nonsense.

                          For me, unless that dang solid food was going to REPLACE a blasted nursing session, then FORGET IT.

                          Nothing is more annoying than shoving something in baby's face that isn't going to do him/her or YOU any good.

                          My first decided to up and quit nursing at 9months and went 100% to food. My second weaned at 11months and never looked
                          back.

                          The whole solids thing just irritated me. We have people in other lands that nurse for years with big bouncing babies and they
                          say breastmilk isn't enough? Or they need variety? To learn to eat different textures and things at 5 or 6 months old? Bite me.

                          Unless that rice cereal was going to equal a burger and fries like breastmilk, it was going to stay on the shelf at the store.

                          All right.... diatribe over...... just my experience.... sorry for the rant.


                          Julie

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                          • #14
                            Awesome Shinjin13, thanks for the advice! Good to know it can be done!

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                            • #15
                              I don't see any reason to offer a baby solids before they are reaching for the food on your plate. Sounds like the recipe for a bellyache to me. Some breastfed babies are iron deficient because mom is iron deficient. That is unlikely with primal eating. I allowed the iron testing for both of mine, and they both came back normal. I ate a lot of steak while breastfeeding. Like, A LOT.

                              I am not sure that you need to primarily be breastfeeding a two year-old. Don't feel like that is a bar you need to reach. Many children will self-wean way before then. I already felt depleted when mine were around 8 months. I couldn't imagine trying to be their primary source of food when they hit their 2 yr growth spurt. No thanks.

                              FYI: Many kids LOVE guacamole as a first food. I used to go to Chipotle and order a side of the stuff and feed it to them like baby food. Onlookers were amazed at how they chowed down!

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