Archive for June, 2011
30
Jun
Stimulating growth and weight gain in toddlers small for their age

Q: We just started following the GAPS diet for weight gain in my daughter as she is just bones and is at the very low end of the weight charts for her age. She is 3 and still wears 18 mo clothing.  Since going on the GAPS diet she has gained 1.5 lbs. A: Have [Read more...]

29
Jun
Making home made infant formula for babies sensitive to dairy formula
Ingredients for making healthy infant formula

Q: I cannot breast feed, and my baby is allergic or sensitive to dairy infant formula from the store, and I heard soy formula is dangerous. What’s the next best option? A: Please read this page in FULL and you will find out some great suggestions including videos and recipes! 1) Join Yahoo Health Group of [Read more...]

27
Jun
Do I have to follow the “Recipe” for Infant formulas?

Yes, you need to follow the infant formula recipe with all or most of the ingredients if your baby is not yet eating solids. It is important you follow the recipe in order for the formula to most closely resemble healthy breast milk ratios of protein/fat/water & nutrients. Human milk contains more whey, lactose, vitamin [Read more...]

24
Jun
Vitamins, Probiotics, and Healthy Fats for Infant Formula

Here are some vitamins & nutrients I add into my homemade infant formula: Cod Liver Oil by Pharmax (very “clean” mercury free DHA, EPA, Vitamin A&D) HLC Neonate probiotic or Life Start 2 goat milk probiotic by Natren Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Alive Organic Vitamin C Powder (from acerola fruit) Here are the studies on why adding [Read more...]

20
Jun
Infant Constipation: 5 Safe, Natural Ways to Get Their Bowels Moving
baby constipation

Does your infant experience frequent constipation or have trouble passing stools? A healthy baby should have 2-4 stools daily. If your child is not having regular bowel activity, the immune system becomes weakened and it leaves the body vulnerable to developing illness and disease. This is particularly concerning for the growing and developing body of [Read more...]

19
Jun
Difference between Cow Milk and Goat Milk

Q: What are the differences between Cow Milk and Goat Milk? A: Goat Milk vs Cow Milk •  Nutrient content of goat milk is slightly less than cow milk but goat milk is more digestible because the fat molecules are one-fifth the size of those from cow milk — making it easily tolerated by those [Read more...]

19
Jun
Can I feed Cow’s Milk to my 11 month old ?

Q: Can I start feeding my 11 month old cow’s milk? He’s been on formula for 3 months and he’s been constipated or has diarrhea. A: 1) If you’re going to start him on milk, make sure it’s whole milk, Organic (no added hormones/antibiotics), and from grass-fed cows. This makes a big difference in the [Read more...]

19
Jun
The Problem with Commercial Infant Formula

Read these great articles from Natural News Also from NaturalNews.com Need some food for your baby? If you buy Similac (or any other baby formula powder), it is made with 42.6% corn syrup solids and 10.1% sugar, making it over 50% refined sugars! Marketed with a cuddly teddy bear on the front label and sporting the [Read more...]

19
Jun
Natural Remedies for Constipation and Eczema in Infants and Young Kids
constipated-toddler

Constipation Age 0-6 months: If breastfed, mother should drink pear/apple/or prune juice as it passes through breast milk. Also, mom could try removing commonly constipating foods (which pass through breastmilk) like dairy, wheat gluten, and soy. Mom and baby should take probiotics and make sure her gut is healthy. Leaky gut in mom could result [Read more...]

19
Jun
Is it good to give Low Fat Milk for Toddler?

No! If you’re buying low-fat milk for fear it is contributing to your child’s extra pounds, think again. It’s not whole milk causing our childhood obesity epidemic. It’s all the other junk he’s eating, the vitamins he’s not getting, and the lack of physical activity. Whole milk mostly contains its vitamins and nutrients in the [Read more...]