bone broth for babies

If you have been reading here for long, you know that I am a huge fan of bone broth.  For a list of benefits as well as a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to very simply and inexpensively make your own CLICK HERE.broth for baby

Miles is a big boy.  9 months old and nearly 25 pounds.  This isn’t a surprise, I’m 5’11″, my husband is 6’1″ and my dad is 6’8″ – something my Henry is very proud of.  He always says he hopes to be “as tall as Papa” when he grows up.miles eats

While grains are very filling, most are very processed & nutritionally deficient.  Beginning grains too early can cause a lot of gastro-intestinal problems as babies don’t yet produce enough amylase to process it.  For more on this CLICK HERE.

So, today, my little big fella is starting bone broth.   Somehow I completely forgot to teach him to use a bottle.  I have no idea how this happened, kinda a Mom fail there, but oh well!

So feeding him the broth straight was a bit of a challenge.  I just loosely tied a dishtowel around his neck to catch the drips right off his chubby little chin.  He really loved it!  I’ll be adding it to his veggies as well.Photo3-3

Not only will it provide that wonderful full tummy after nursing, but it is packed full of vitamins, minerals, glucosamine, good healthy fats, gelatin and more.  It is also extremely beneficial for the digestive tract and gut, joints and skin, as well as effectively warding off illness like the common cold.

I would feel comfortable adding bone broth to a baby’s diet very early.  Nourishing Traditions even has a bone broth baby formula that you can make for babies who can not handle dairy, which is a wonderful, healthful, organic alternative to soy formula.

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