Quick & Dirty Guide to Feeding Baby with Ella Soderholm


photograph of Ella Soderholm

A quick Q&A with Ella Soderholm, CNTP, RN & co-owner of Highchair Farms Baby Food.

The Easy Guide to Feeding Your Baby 6 to 12 Months

  • WunHealth: Why is it so important to feed your baby the right things?

     

     

     

     

     

  • Ella Soderholm: Properly feeding your baby foods that are nutrient-dense is the most critical during their first months and years and will set them up for a lifetime of better health.

     

     

     

     

     

  • WH: What's the 411 on giving kids sugar?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
  • ES: Feeding our children foods with added sugars, preservatives and processed ingredients actually sets them up for allergies, ADHD, autism, diabetes and developmental difficulties now and later in their life. There is a lot of misleading information and convenience-based baby foods out there that are traditionally recommended, but do not nurture ideal health and diet.

     

     

     

Backed by comprehensive science, insight passed down from our ancestors, and common sense, the recommendations below are in accord with the Weston A. Price Foundation and are exactly what your child needs to get started on the right road to good health and development.

“Super Nutrition for babies” by Katherine Erlich and Kelly Genslinger gives you a big picture of foods to start your baby on when they are 6-8 months, 8-10 months and 10-12 months of age.

Super Nutrition Food Categorizations for 6-8 months

Super Power/Pure

Grated frozen liver

Soft-boiled egg yolks from organic, free-range, pastured hens

Marrow, from grass-fed organic bones

Souper Stock*, from grass-fed organic animals

High-quality, high-vitamin cod liver oil, preferably fermented

Organic avocado

Organic soup stock-braised vegetables

Organic peeled, stewed, pureed fruits with fat

Organic banana

Stock from organic animals

Soft-boiled organic egg yolks, omega-3 fortified

Grass-fed, organic meats

OKAY

CRAP

Organic baby food jars

Nonorganic avocado

Nonorganic banana

Nonorganic vegetables (washed, prepared in stock)

Souper Stock* from nonorganic animals

Teething biscuits

Rice flakes

Brown rice flakes

Oatmeal or other grains

Soy anything

Nonorganic baby food

Juice (organic or nonorganic)

 

Super Nutrition Food Categorizations for 8-10 months

Super Power/Pure

Fish roe

Raw yogurt or kefir

Raw butter

Grass-fed, organic heart liver

Organic fruits

Organic vegetables

Organic pastured meats

Organic coconut milk

Lacto-fermented veggies, roots, and fruits

Organic animal fats

Organic yogurt and kefir

Organic butter

Organic eggs

OKAY

CRAP

Organic baby food

Nonorganic, non-Dirty Dozen** fruits and vegetables, washed

All-natural meats

Nonorganic butter

Breakfast cereal

Prepackaged “baby” meals

Teething biscuits, crackers, cookies

Baby food with added sugar, juice, fruit concentrate, or anything other than fruit, vegetable, or meat

Juice (organic or nonorganic)

 

Super Nutrition Food Categorizations for 10-12 months

Super Power/Pure

Lacto-fermented fruits and veggies

Coconut kefir

Grass-fed, raw cheese

Kidneys and other organ meats

Cod liver oil

Animal fats from grass-fed animals

Organic tropical fruits

Coconut water, unsweetened

Onion, garlic, beets, and other organic fruits and vegetables

Organic meats, eggs, and other animal foods

OKAY

CRAP

Organic baby food

Nonorganic, non-Dirty Dozen** fruits and vegetables, washed

All-natural meats, eggs, and other animal foods

Nonpastured, nonorganic animal fats

Pretzels, crackers, cookies, bars

Prepared baby “meals”

Noodles and pasta dishes

Sweetened baby foods

Juice

Pasteurized dairy

 

 

In Ella's next interview, we will ask, "How the hell do you get your baby to eat cod liver oil, fish roe and other nasty but healthy stuff?"

Much love and many thanks to Ella!

xo Andrea


1 comment


  • Xannon

    Yeah that’s what I’m talking about bab-c-niye work!


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