Links: Starting Solid Foods

A little humor on starting solids

On Starting Solids by Eleanor Goulding Smith

Starting solids

Solid Foods and the Breastfed Baby

When should I start solids? LLL FAQ

Starting Solids: Waiting Is Worth It by Anne Smith, IBCLC

Starting solid foods by William Sears, MD

Starting Solid Foods by Jack Newman, MD

Solids? Wait a Bit by Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC

Starting Solids by Joanie Randle, from NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 16 No. 3, May-June 1999, pp. 86-87.

Introducing Complementary Foods from LEAVEN, Vol. 35 No. 6, December 1999-January 2000, p. 130.

Cultural Aspects of Starting Solids by Michelle Brode, from NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 18 No. 2, March-April 2001, pp. 64-65.

WHO: Guiding principles for complementary feeding of the breastfed child, 2002

Krebs NF. Dietary zinc and iron sources, physical growth and cognitive development of breastfed infants. J Nutr 2000 Feb;130(2S Suppl):358S-360S. (discusses meat as a first food)

Latham MC. Human nutrition in the developing world, (FAO Food and Nutrition Series No. 29). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1997.

Morgan J, Taylor A, Fewtrell M. Meat consumption is positively associated with psychomotor outcome in children up to 24 months of age. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Nov;39(5):493-8.

What can I feed baby?

Made from mom’s milk

Breastmilk Butter: Just shake a container of expressed milk until you have butter.

Goat milk yogurt recipe, and another one, with tips (Click link to “Goat Dairy Foods” and then click “Yogurt from Goat Milk”), and yet another one – try substituting breastmilk

  • If your yogurt comes out too runny, freeze it to make frozen yogurt.

Momsicles Breastmilk Popsicles – also great for teething babies!

Ice cream made in ziplocks or coffee cans (try it with breastmilk)

see also the “Other foods” section below – some of the baby food recipes use breastmilk

Not food, but interesting nonetheless…

Mothers Milk Soap by by Casey Makela

Other foods

Feeding at a glance: birth to 24 months by William Sears, MD

Breastfeeding and Other Foods by Jack Newman, MD

What to Feed the Baby when the Mother is Working Outside the Home by Jack Newman, MD

Nutrition for Baby by Paula Yount

Making your own baby food by William Sears, MD

In the Kitchen with Baby, an article from Mothering magazine

Wholesome Baby Foods from Scratch by Karna S. Peterson, RD, MPH (from The Vegetarian Resource Group)

Do something with the rice cereal you don’t use – make cookies!

Raising a vegetarian baby

Raising a Vegetarian Child by Melanie Wilson, from NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 17 No. 4 July-August 2000, 1999 pp. 131-133, 151.

Starting Solids by Joanie Randle, from NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 16 No. 3, May-June 1999, pp. 86-87. This article has a few guidelines for vegetarians.

Raising a Vegetarian Family, resources from the Vegetarian Resource Group

Vegan Babies and Toddlers, resources from Veg Family

Feeding Vegan Kids by Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D.

Vegetarian Infants and Children from Crown Public Health, New Zealand

Web resources for raising a vegetarian family from

Vegetarian Baby & Child (blog)

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