Born to eat Whole, healthy foods from baby's first bite

Leslie Schilling

Book - 2017

"For thousands of years, humans have thrived without "baby food" (which was invented in the late nineteenth century). Think about it: the human race has made it this far largely on whole food. Only in recent decades have we begun overthinking and over-processing our foods, which has led to chronic dieting, chronic disease, disordered eating, body distrust, and epidemic confusion about the best way to feed ourselves and families. Eating is an innate skill that has been overcomplicated by marketing schemes and a dieting culture. It's time to leave the dieting culture behind for the whole family. It starts with the baby's first bite! We are all Born to Eat and it seems only natural for us to start at the beginning-with... our babies. When babies show signs of readiness for solid foods, they can eat almost everything the family eats and become healthy, happy eaters in the process. By honoring self-regulation (also an innate skill) and focusing on a whole food foundation, we can foster healthier children, parents, and families. You don't have to cook another entire meal to feed just baby, nor blend everything you eat into a puree to support healthy growth in an infant. With a little patience, presence, and skill, you can transform nearly any family meal into a baby-friendly food. Who knew a little planning could have the whole family eating together, and better? Aside from the United States, most countries are accepting of babies starting of solids with the foods of the family. With a focus on self-feeding and a baby-led weaning approach, nutritionists and wellness experts Wendy Jo Peterson and Leslie Schilling provide age-based advice, step-by-step instructions, help for parents, and easy recipes so you can ensure that your infant is introduced to healthy and tasty food as early as possible"--

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New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing [2017]
Main Author
Leslie Schilling (author)
Other Authors
Wendy Jo Peterson (author)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
245 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. The Born to Eat Foundation
  • Chapter 1. We Are Born to Eat
  • Chapter 2. Benefits of the Self-Feeding Approach
  • Chapter 3. Born to Eat Building Blocks
  • Chapter 4. Support and the Born to Eat Commitment
  • Part 2. The Born to Eat Baby and Child
  • Chapter 5. It's Go Time (6 Months-The Pre-Eating Beginner)
  • Chapter 6. Exploration (7 to 8 Months-The Beginner)
  • Chapter 7. This Stuff Is Tasty (9 to 12 Months-The Novice)
  • Chapter 8. I'm on the Move (12 to 24 Months-The Pre-Advanced Eater)
  • Chapter 9. I Don't Like That ... Today (24 to 36 Months-The Advanced Eater)
  • Chapter 10. It's a Family Affair
  • Chapter 11. What You Chew Is Up to You-Choosing Foods for Your Family
  • Chapter 12. Family Meals and Meal Planning
  • Chapter 13. The Learning Plate
  • Part 4. The Born to Eat Kitchen
  • Chapter 14. Our Favorite First Foods
  • Chapter 15. Breaking the Fast
  • Chapter 16. Lunch Box
  • Chapter 17. Family Dinners
  • Conclusion
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Conversion Charts
  • Born to Eat Basics Handout