SUPERNUTRITION FOR BABIES
by Katherine Erlich, MD and Kelly Genzlinger, CNC, CMTA
This badly needed book provides a blueprint for feeding your baby based squarely in the principles of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Cod liver oil, liver and other organ meats, raw dairy, pastured animal fats and butter, bone broths, free-range eggs, fish eggs, lacto-fermented condiments and beverages and unrefined salt—all figure large in these pages. The authors stress the need for animal fats for optimal neurological development, and warn against popular empty foods for babies like juice and cereals. There are chapters devoted to our raw milk baby formula and to nutrient-dense diets for pregnant mothers.
In addition to all this wonderful information, the authors have amassed an interesting collection of antique ads for canned baby food—not because they recommend canned baby food but because these ads all tout the benefits of animal foods like meat and liver for growing babies. Nowadays you can hardly find baby food meat in jars—it’s all just vegetables and water. How would you feel if you were fed only vegetables and water? No wonder our babies are cranky and have trouble sleeping through the night!
The authors have worked hard to get all the details in line with the principles of traditional diets; this book is highly recommended for anyone with a baby, or planning to have a baby. A big Thumbs UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2012.