Lately my niece who is just out of high school has been asking me all sorts of questions about ingredient labels, which crackers to buy, and how I choose which restaurants to eat at, and I've been loving it. She said, “My parents say I'm starting to sound like you.” I'm pretty sure it wasn't a compliment, ha! 🙂
I keep telling her that the way she has become interested in what she puts into her body will not only help her stay healthy and keep her body looking great as she ages, but it will also help her have babies someday that are easier to raise!
Granted, that may not mean much to her now. But I stress to her that babies born from moms who take care of their bodies and know what to eat before, during and after pregnancy, as well as what to feed their babies after they're born, are usually blessed with children who have milder dispositions, no digestive or other health problems, no troubles with learning, and it can even prevent the need for braces!
Don't believe me? Just get a copy of Heather's e-book, Nourished Baby!
It's true, I've seen it with my own eyes with our kids. Our first three were pretty good babies, yes, but wow, I've always said that our youngest wins the prize. He wakes up happy, he goes to bed happy, he learns easily, he gets over things quickly. It's still too early to tell if our diet has been good enough to avoid braces (we probably still have too many compromise foods in the mix), so we'll have to wait and see about that. But if not, everything else has made it all worth it anyway. And it's not like the nutritious foods we eat are a hardship. We eat plenty of delicious traditional full-fat foods, naturally raised produce, pastured meats and dairy, and yes, a daily spoonful of cod liver oil thrown in for good measure.
In Heather's Nourished Baby e-Book, she'll teach you that it's True. Food Is THAT Powerful.
I don’t know about you, but in a world where McDonald’s scrambled eggs contain 20+ ingredients – instead of just, you know, EGGS -I can’t say I put much trust in the industrial food complex help us do right by our kids. It’s not just the hassle of fake foods masquerading as real, it’s also the advice of well-meaning pediatricians and the not so well-meaning marketing tactics of “organic” sugar puffs that trip us up.
If ever a generation needed real, nourishing food, it is the one we are raising. But most parents don’t know where to look to find resources they can trust. My new ebook offers the insights you need to make the healthiest decisions for your precious baby.
What else you’ll learn in the e-book . . .
- How the ACTUAL BIRTH EXPERIENCE can affect a child’s cravings for life
- Why a 2001 study of North American women found that their breast milk did not meet the minimum requirements for many essential nutrients – and how to make sure your baby gets the absolute best at your breast
- How to decode your cravings while nursing
- Why you should skip rice cereal and go for digestion enhancing stews
- What the latest research says on introducing peanuts, eggs and other “allergenic” foods
- Why experts believe purees can lead to overeating
- When children’s “picky” eating habits can actually indicate a serious problem – and how to correct it
- Tips for raising an adventurous eater
If you've cleaned up your diet part-way through having your kids like we did, do you notice any differences??
More you might like:
- Know some friends who are pregnant? Here's the best week-by-week book for pregnancy by Genevieve (a.k.a. Mama Natural): Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
- More on what to feed your baby
- Also check out Renee Kohley's book: Nourished Beginnings Baby Food: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Infants, Toddlers and Beyond Inspired by Ancient Wisdom and Traditional Foods