organic food - first foods
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
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
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.
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
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
1. Ministry of Health, Eating for Healthy Breastfeeding Women. Revised June
2. Ministry of Health, Eating for Healthy Babies & Toddlers. Revised December
Breastfeeding and Parenting web
Check out these guidelines on an alternative approach to introducing solids