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  1. Sylvia Zakusilov RN MSN NP-C says:

    As a nurse practitioner, I advocate for nutrient dense foods for babies. I agree that bananas, sweet potatoes and bananas are all excellent first food choices. I’d so like to recommend egg yolk as an ideal first food (hard boiled, mashed with egg yolk). Egg yolk is less allergenic than the white. It also contains crucial fats, zinc, vitamin b 12, iron, and protein, making it a MUCH healthier option than rice cereal (which contains none of these except artificial iron). Babies need iron rich foods starting age 6 months; egg yolk and dark meat chicken & beef are all a great source of iron. Also, fats are important to brain development and the absorption of certain vitamins. Traditional first foods were meats that the mother chewed up then fed her infant. Check out this webpage for more information on nutrient sense foods:

    http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/nourishing-a-growing-baby/

    • EmilyDeJeu says:

      @ Sylvia – thanks very much for this link!

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