Members send us photos of their healthy Wise Traditions babies. Wise parents enhance their own nutrition for six months prior to conception, and mothers eat a rich nourishing diet throughout pregnancy and lactation. See our Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers to learn how you can give your baby the best possible start in life.
From Wise Traditions V1N4, Winter 2000
IS YOUR BABY ALLERGIC TO MILK? THERE IS A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE! Our black and white photo does not do justice to Skylar’s rosy cheeks and red lips. Skylar could not keep down any milk-based formula. Her parents gave her a homemade formula made from liver, broth and lactose, with added cod liver oil and coconut oil. “It looked pretty unappetizing but she loved it from the very first gulp. . . and has thrived on it ever since.” At age two, Skylar still gets her liver formula along with solid food. Click here for homemade formula recipes based on cow’s milk, goat’s milk and liver, and go to www.newtrendspublishing.com.
From Wise Traditions V3N2, Summer 2002
“Baby Blue,” with his beautiful round face, is the picture of health. His parents, Dr. and Mrs. Bruce West, are starting him out well on a Wise Traditions diet. When he continued to fuss on breast milk alone, his parents began giving him a supplemental bottle of homemade baby formula based on raw whole milk. Baby Blue is now as happy as can be on a combination of his mother’s milk and supplemental formula.
From Wise Traditions V4N3, Fall 2003
Happy Baby Brian: His mother followed a nourishing traditional diet, including raw milk and cod liver oil, while pregnant. She reports that labor was extremely easy and Brian slept through the night his very first night! He rarely cries and is never sick.
Hannah Elizabeth, born April 9, 2003 to William & Christine. Beautiful Hannah’s parents wisely followed the principles of nourishing traditional diets for several years before bringing her into the world.
Sleeping peacefully, Daisy Olivia Hew surprised both nurses and parents by showing no signs of premature birth, even though she came 5 weeks early. From day one, she has been able to roll herself from side to side and her doctor was shocked when she attempted to crawl at her 2-week checkup. Her parents are convinced that their nourishing traditional diet played a significant role in her vibrant health.
A nourishing traditional diet helped Ethan’s mother recover from several disastrous vegetarian years. His grandmother’s first words upon seeing him were, “What a nice, round face he has!” At 4 months old, he is “thriving and so happy!”
The parents of Morrigan credit a maternal diet of raw milk, free-range eggs, bone broths and cod liver oil for the sweet disposition of their newborn. They volunteered her for infant studies at a local university and the coordinator commented about how cognitive and mobile she is.
From Wise Traditions V5N1, Spring 2004
Wise Traditions baby Andrew Charles has a round face, alert expression and a good disposition.
Jenna Amy’s mother followed Wise Traditions recommendations throughout her pregnancy, including cod liver oil, raw milk and butter, free-range eggs, coconut oil, and fermented vegetables. Jenna has been holding her head up since three weeks of age. From birth, people have commented on how “alert” and “strong” she is, and how content and happy she always seems to be.
Anna Gabriella, daugher of Celena and Emilio weighed in at 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Her beautiful round face is testimony to her mother’s healthy diet.
Siena Mia is thriving on organic, free-range breast milk while her mother thrives on a Wise Traditions diet, which she followed since before conception.
Although born five weeks early, Ava Katherine looked like a rose after her birth and has continued to develop very well. Says her mother, “She is so mentally alert, aware, cognizant, with an amazing variety of expression, and is so content, and so healthy.” She was conceived after her mother began following the WAPF guidelines for nutrition.
The Walmsley children. Writes their mother: “We are very proud of their beautiful wide faces and extremely thankful to WAPF. Our children are happy and healthy. They take their cod liver oil daily and have never been sick.”
Elena Rose, daughter of Kelly of Morrisville, NC. Says Kelly, “I am so glad that I discovered the Weston A. Price organization before I ever got pregnant so that I could prepare my body as best I could beforehand. She was born perfectly healthy and has been very strong from day one.”
From Wise Traditions V5N2, Summer 2004
Baby Kiara at 6 months, raised on a traditional diet. Her mother, a student in Sweden, writes: “At two months her doctor was amazed because of the way Kiara communicated compared to other babies her age. . . She has a very round face and she is never sick.”
From Wise Traditions V5N3, Fall 2004
Adam, Wise Traditions baby of Dan and Addie, is sturdy and happy. Folks comment: “He’s got a nicely shaped head.”
Daughter of Cindy is thriving on homemade infant formula based on raw cow’s milk.
Beautiful daughters of Diane. Diane followed Wise Traditions principles while pregnant for the younger child, and adopted them when the older child was 4 months old. Both girls are healthy, happy and sleep well.
Gillis Nelson Thompson, a joyous baby born after his parents switched from a vegetarian diet (and several miscarriages) to a nourishing traditional diet. He sleeps through the night with one nursing session, a fact that his mother attributes to consumption of cod liver oil while pregnant and nursing.
Isabel Marie (left) is a happy, healthy baby who loves her daily raw milk and cod liver oil. Her mother followed a healthy traditional diet throughout her pregnancy.
Almost 10 pounds at birth, Luke focused on his parents the moment he arrived. He has an extremely strong neck and sleeps wonderfully. His mother ate raw milk, raw cheese, kefir, cod liver oil, coconut oil and grass-fed beef throughout her pregnancy.
Kahlil Jade (right) is strong, healthy and has a fantastic disposition. His parents began eating a healthy traditional diet long before conception.
From Wise TraditionsV5N4, Winter 2004
At Phoebe Scarlett’s 3-week check-up, the doctor exclaimed, “She acts more like a 6-week-old!” She has always been alert, curious and friendly and has never been sick. Her mother followed a nourishing traditional diet a few months prior to becoming pregnant and throughout the pregnancy.
Everyone says that Anna Genevieve is the sweetest baby they have ever seen. Her first food was egg yolk. Her mother, age 41, has followed our dietary guidelines for several years and feels healthier now than she did in her 20s.
Isaiah Joel is very alert and always taking in information. He seems very intelligent and healthy, and is a contented baby. Isaiah’s mother followed a nourishing traditional diet for one and one-half years before conception and took cod liver oil for six months before and then during pregnancy.
Lucas weighed over 9 pounds at birth. His mom eats a diet rich in pasture-fed eggs and meat, as well as plenty of coconut and fish oils. People always comment on how alert, aware and strong he is for only 15 weeks old. He has a jolly disposition.
Summer Amanda weighed over 8 pounds at birth and had gained 6 ounces on her 5-day check-up. The doctor was amazed because normally breastfed babies lose weight in the first days. Amanda’s mom has been eating the Weston A. Price way for almost 2 years and continues her diet while breastfeeding.
Sixteen-month-old Elenais thriving on a nutrient-dense traditional diet. Notice her calm expression and beautiful facial structure.