Infant and Children's Nutrition
In addition to breastmilk, around the age of 6 months, infants need to begin to eat nourishing foods. Infant formula, along with processed foods wreak havoc on the health and beauty of your child to be.
Why Infant Nutrition is Crucial
Infants frequently experience periods of rapid growth. Their organs, bones, joints, facial features and so forth are still forming. With poor nutrition, comes disease, a complete weakness of your child's entire body, and less beautiful facial features. Also see the related page food, nutrition and health.
Infant Nutrition Introduction
To begin, I will briefly summarize some of the most essential foods in the early years for your children. They are: yellow grassfed raw butter, raw grassfed milk, raw, rare or medium rare grassfed liver, eggs that are raw or barely cooked and still soft, especially the yolks, mineral rich bone stocks (beef, chicken, fish, and so on), raw or cooked grassfed bone marrow, wild caught fish eggs, raw or fermented wild fish, raw, rare, or medium rare beef or lamb, fermented vegetables, and fruit.
Infants and Children Need Activator X
I also want to emphasize the fat-soluble activator group and activator X. Activator X is available in yellow butter, in fish eggs, and very likely in certain organs of animals from the spring, summer and fall time, and in the organs of crab and lobster. Your child's diet needs to regularly include one of these foods with Activator X. While many of the foods I have mentioned have fat-soluble activators, liver, bone marrow, and other organs provide vital nutrients to the body. In that way there is a minimum trio needed for optimal child health, liver, bone marrow, and yellow butter, or some combination based on these other special foods.
Infants and Children Need Liver
Grassfed liver is an excellent source of minerals and fat-soluble vitamins A and D. Even small amounts of liver or high vitamin cod liver oil, will go a long way to providing your infant or child health once they begin eating solid foods.
Eleven Covenants of Children’s Nutrition
- Do not vaccinate!
- Do not give your child fruit juice.
- Do not give your child unfermented soy foods.
- Do not give your child commercial infant formula.
- Do not give your child margarine or shortening.
- Do not give your child pasteurized commercial dairy products.
- Do not give your child white flour or processed flour products.
- Do not give your child white sugar, or processed sugar products.
- Do not give your child, low fat products.
- Do not give your child, food with additives.
- Do not give your child fluoridated water.
Infant Diet Suggestions Begining at 6 Months+
Feed your Child Lots of Fat
“The most important nutrient for children are healthy fats. These fats help to provide immunity, development of the nervous system, and to protect them from micro-organisms.”
- whole-milk grassfed yoghurt or kefir
- slightly warmed whole raw grassfed milk
- organic liver
- homemade soup with bone broths
- yellow butter (sources of yellow butter)
Limit other animal foods until after 1 year of age
Low Fat Diets are Unhealthy for Infants and Children
“Low fat diets have been linked to failure to thrive in children yet low-fat diets are often recommended for youngsters! Children need the many factors in butter and other animal fats for optimal development.”
Infants Cannot Digest Cereal and Grains
Foods like cereals, grains and breads are very challenging for little ones to digest.
It is best to hold off on grains until at least the age of one. Some sources suggest waiting until age two.
Grains must be soaked and fermented prior to feeding your children. Thus, ”baby’s earliest solid foods should be mostly animal foods since his digestive system, although immature, is better equipped to supply enzymes for digestion of fats and proteins rather than carbohydrates.”
"Of all the food groups, grains are the most likely to cause digestive disturbances or allergies if they are not properly prepared. All grains should be soaked for at least 24 hours before cooking and then cooked at low heat for a long time. Bread should be natural sourdough bread, hopefully made in your own kitchen." Cowan, T. Feeding Our Children
Along with the other nutritional concepts, all foods should be natural, free of pesticides, hormones and antibiotics, and all animal food should preferably be allowed to roam and eat its natural diet. Nothing, should be made in factories. Make your baby food at home.
Infant Food Recipes for 6+ Months Old
“Place 1/4 pound organic chicken livers and 1/4 cup broth or filtered water in a saucepan, bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for eight minutes. Pour into a blender (liver and liquid) with 1-2 teaspoons butter and a pinch of seasalt and blend to desired consistency.”
Infant Food Recipes for 8+ Months Old
"Baby can now consume a variety of foods including creamed vegetable soups, homemade stews and dairy foods such as cottage cheese, mild harder raw cheese, cream and custards."
Smoothie for Baby
"Blend 1 cup whole yoghurt with 1/2 banana or 1/2 cup puréed fruit, 1 raw egg yolk (from an organic or pastured chicken) and a pinch of stevia."
Coconut Fish Pate
"Place 1 cup leftover cooked fish, 1/4 teaspoon seasalt, 1/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice in a food processor and process with a few pulses. Add 1/2-1 cup coconut cream or whole coconut milk to obtain desired consistency."
6-8 months food ideas, use your best judgment about when to start these foods
Organic liver--grated frozen and added to egg
Pureed meats--lamb, turkey, beef, chicken, liver and fish
Bone broth--(chicken, beef, lamb, fish) added to pureed meats and vegetables, or offered as a drink
Fermented foods--yoghurt, kefir, sweet potato, taro
Raw mashed fruits--banana, melon, mangoes, papaya, avocado
Cooked, pureed fruits--organic apricot, peaches, pears, apples, cherries, berries, serve with butter or cream
Cooked vegetables--zucchini, squash, sweet potato, carrots, beets, with butter or coconut oil
Infant Foods For 8-12 Months
Vegetables soup with Cream
Homemade stews--all ingredients cut small or mashed
Raw Dairy--raw cheeses, soft or harder, cream, custards
Finger foods--when baby can grab and adequately chew, mild raw cheese, avocado chunks, pieces of banana
Cod liver oil—you can increase the dosage to 1/8 teaspoon high vitamin (adjust dosage to your instincts)
Infant Foods for 9+ MonthsAs I have mentioned several times, raw milk, from certified high quality grassfed farms, is health giving and life promoting. Raw milk is far safer to consume than pasteurized milk.
There are other raw foods that, even though they do contain bacterias and so on, if they are from high quality sources, can be extremely life promoting. These include, raw eggs, raw fish, raw cream, raw butter, and raw grassfed bone marrow and raw grassfed liver.
- 2 ounces raw milk,
- 2 ounces raw cream,
- 1 raw egg,
- optionally a small amount of natural sweetener
Vonderplanitz, A. In Recipe for Living Without Disease
Infant Nervous System Booster
- 1 ounce fresh wild caught fish
- 3 tablespoons raw cream
- ¼ cup fresh organic liver
- 2 ounces raw milk
- 1 raw egg
- optionally natural sweetener
Blend ingredients and strain. Alternatively, an older child might be able to eat or drink this mixture. Natural sweetener is optional because sometimes too much sweets imbalance blood sugar causing bone loss, so it depends how healthy your child is.
Vonderplanitz, A. In Recipe for Living Without Disease
Foods for Infants to Avoid or Temporarily Avoid
Cooked Egg Whites: “I mentioned that heating or cooking egg white renders it toxic. The yolk, however, is somewhat more stable, but even it is more nutrition when eaten raw or softly cooked.”
Avoid Up to 6 months: Certain foods, such as spinach, celery, lettuce, radishes, beets, turnips and collard greens, may contain excessive nitrate, which can be converted into nitrite (an undesirable substance) in the stomach. Leafy green vegetables are best avoided until 1 year. When cooking vegetables that may contain these substances, do not use the water they were cooked in to purée.
Avoid Up to 9 months: Citrus and tomato, which are common allergens.
Up to 1 year: Because infants do not produce strong enough stomach acid to deactivate potential spores, infants should refrain from eating honey. (More research needs to be done, however this is not likely the case.)
Diet for Infants/Toddlers One Year+
Grassfed animals foods, like meat and poultry, and ocean caught fish, and shellfish. Until the child is older, they may not chew their food too much, so keep this in mind in your preparation methods. Raw grassfed cream, butter and bone marrow support healthy growth and are nourishing fats.
Special Foods for Babies
- Fish Eggs,
- Yellow Butter,
- Grassfed Bone Marrow,
- Grassfed Liver
Learn More at: http://www.westonaprice.org/foodfeatures/nourish-baby.html
Amazing Grace, Healing our Children
The life your child was meant to live is not supposed to be filled with suffering. Many causes of children's suffering can be substantially reduced.
- Ideally a preconception health program is followed by both the father and mother, prior to conception.
- Then during pregnancy, and lactation, special care is taken with the diet of the mother.
- You give your child luscious nurturing with constant and consistent and love from his mother.
- You feed your child special foods during their growing years, avoid the foods of modernization, and avoid toxic environmental hazards like vaccines.
- You send your child to an alternative school so they are not brainwashed into a world that believes in suffering, fear and violence. But rather a school or community that supports, pleasure, self expression, creativity, love, and the divine masculine and feminine aspects which are apart of humanity.
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