organic food - first foods

Milk:

For the first 4-6 months breast milk is all that baby needs. As a breastfeeding mother, you need to ensure that your diet is balanced and nutritious. To maintain your breast milk supply, good nutrition and rest is vital.

Try Weleda Lactagogue tea to increase quality of milk, milk flow and prevent colic in your baby, or NaturoPharm milkflow. Always consult your midwife or lactation consultant for advice.

Whilst breastfeeding is the best choice for mother and baby, if this isn’t possible for you, there are organic infant formulas and goats milk alternatives available from organics stores.                           

Bottle Feeding Safety:

What's all the fuss about Bisphenol-A?

For the latest information on the safety of polycarbonate feeding bottles, check out our FAQ page.

6 months:

In NZ, new guidelines were released in May 2008, recommending solids are introduced when infants are developmentally ready, usually around six months of age, instead of between four and six months as previously suggested. (Beehive.govt.nz)

Consult your Paediatric nurse (or in NZ Plunket Nurse) for advice. Babies commonly start on baby rice, pureed fruit or vegetables.

Homemade or prepackaged?

Food that has been lovingly homemade in your own kitchen is always freshest. Food can be prepared and then frozen into meal-sized portions. Empty baby food jars can be used for this purpose. Avoid using ice cube trays and other plastic containers.

References:

1. Ministry of Health, Eating for Healthy Breastfeeding Women. Revised June 2004.
2. Ministry of Health, Eating for Healthy Babies & Toddlers. Revised December 2005.

Further Reading:

Breastfeeding and Parenting web site (Kellymom.com)

Check out these guidelines on an alternative approach to introducing solids Borstvoeding.com.

 



Evenflo bottles
 
Glass bottles
 
 

Evenflo Glass Bottles and Natural Rubber Teats are available from
our web store.



 
What's all the fuss about BPA?
 
 

For the latest information on Bisphenol-A (BPA) and baby feeding bottles, check out our FAQ page.

Which teats should I use?


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What's in that formula?
 
 

Worth checking out is Greenpeace's GE Free Guide to Baby Foods.

also,                  The EWG's Guide to Infant Formula



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