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Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, and Beyond Paperback – October 5, 2009
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Feeding Baby Green
The Earth-Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, and Beyond
Alan Greene, M.D.
Author of Raising Baby Green
A new way to train your baby'staste buds for a lifetime of good eating habits
Not your typical feeding book! You can break the cycle of weight struggles, junk food, and unhealthy kids' mealsand avoid food battles along the way. Feeding Baby Green contains all you need to know to feed your baby best and to raise a child who recognizes and enjoys good food.
Praise for Feeding Baby Green
"For all those interested in healthy family nutrition."
Robert Kenner, director-producer, Food Inc.
"Makes it easy for kids to learn to love healthy amounts of healthy foodsand to enjoy meals together as a family."
Brooke Burke, the Modern Mom
"??'Nutritional Intelligence'this approach is a gift to ensure that every little one will thrive for a lifetime!"
Jessica Capshaw Gavigan, mother and actress
"A straightforward and fundamental guide to healthy eating for mothers, infants, and children."
Walter Robb, co-president and COO, Whole Foods Market
"This is a terrific map for parents who want to raise healthy children and for the health providers who want to help them."
Erica Frank, M.D., M.P.H., professor and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia
"What's in this book could change the trajectory of children's health."
Julius Richmond, M.D., founding director, Project Head Start, and former U.S. Surgeon-General
"Will be a staple for families who make healthy living and healthy eating a priority."
Sara Snow, TV host and author, Sara Snow's Fresh Living
"Gives parents the tools they need to set a strong foundation for their children to have a healthy and positive relationship with food for the rest of their lives."
Anna Getty, holistic and eco lifestyle expert, author, and founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month; director, PureStyleLiving.com
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What is included:
The definition of "baby" food
How to eat while pregnant to maximize the chances of your baby being an adventurous eater later on
How to introduce foods in a way your baby will find intriguing
How we inadvertently teach our toddlers to become picky eaters
Facts about what's actually in baby food
How jarred baby food came to be in the first place
How to approach eating as "fun" and create enjoyable food experiences
You not only become educated on what to feed your baby, you become educated on the entire process of how consumers came to depend on Gerber and other baby food companies as the only way to feed a baby. I was always told that it wasn't safe to introduce too many varieties of fruits and veggies to a baby at once, but this book dispels that myth and so many others.
Skip What To Eat While You're Expecting and just read this.
While I enjoyed what the book had to say regarding the "magical" properties of herbs etc, my largest complaint would be the lack of recipes throughout the book. There are some, and while the text does not call itself a cookbook, I believe more recipes, with a background on why they are the best choice for your child, would have been more suited to my own personal needs. A lot of the information is what you would find in any pregnancy guide, magazine or website.
If you have already had children or are one who is extremely health conscious, you are not likely to find a host of profound information in this book that you have not come across previously. That being said, it is certainly a viable guide for those who want to change their nutritional lifestyles for themselves, their kids and their environment (if they have not already done so).
Overall, the book is practical and useful. I especially liked that Dr. Greene covered formula/bottle feeding. I had not expected to need that section, but after having had serious problems while breastfeeding my son, I was thankful that he gave suggestions for keeping bottle feeding as "green" as possible. However, I think he also covered that topic in Raising Baby Green, as well.
In short, I did like this book, and I found it to be helpful. If I had to do it over again, though, I would check out Feeding Baby Green from the library and buy Raising Baby Green, instead of the other way around.
*The writer was not brought up eating the healthiest. So, I feel that I can somewhat relate as opposed to someone who has eaten healthy all of their lives and didn't have to make a change.
*Easy to understand, not very technical yet comes across as very sound advice.
*The cover has a "waxy" feel, so it probably won't get messed up if you get food or something else on it.
*I really like how he advocates learning opportunities for you and the kids (letting them pick out fruits/veggies at the store, having a little herb garden to pick from, etc.)
*Although this is a very wordy book, there are some bullet points (or lists) that he gives you that you could highlight and refer back to later. He has a "biodiversity checklist" at the back (about 3 total pages) that I think is neat and would be a great exercise to do with your kids when they are older (besides doing it yourself).
*not many "recipes" as I thought there might be, although not a big deal to me.
*I'm a little surprised that he did not talk about foods to eat (or avoid) for breastfeeding. I know that could be a large topic in and of itself, but I thought he would have at least touched on it. (yes, he tells you to limit caffeine, no alcohol, etc.) but I'm talking about foods themselves that will enhance your supply or might give gas to the little ones.
*152 pages (out of 257) covered his background, pregnancy and up to a baby 3 months of age). Just trying to give you an idea what most of the book is spent upon.
*At times, he does list brands of things he's recommending.
*Basically, if you don't grow it yourself or get food from a co-op, he recommends organic food/formula.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
How can you tell how much a baby should be eating during the transition from only breast milk to some solid food? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Garden Gal
Nice book, however would have liked more theoretical background information.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book does have some handy information but for second time mothers and those who already have basic information on infant nutrition it's practically just review. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wendy Sanchez
I thought this was a great book. I bought this for a nutrition development class I was taking. This and a more traditional textbook were recommended for the class. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lindsey Daniels
I liked the concept of this book, but upon reading I didn't get as much out of it as I expected. Most of the contents are common sense for anyone who is slightly clued into modern... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Joanie