There is a strong argument for exclusively breastfeeding children for at least 18 months, but for most parents, the weaning process happens much earlier. Whether you are breastfeeding, formula feeding, or some combination, when you choose to start solid foods, remember this is your one chance to do it right.
As children move out of the infant stage and into the older baby stage, they begin to require a heftier nutritional requirement. This nutritional need can be met with breastmilk, but some mamas find it's just not enough for that hungry monster. One-year-olds can be introduced to a variety of fruits and veggies as soon as you feel it's time. Don't let anybody decide for you. You will know when you need to supplement breastmilk with solid foods. Here you will find an exceptional guide to feeding your one year old, as well as the important nutritional requirements he/she needs to grow up healthy.
The Center for Disease and Prevention reports that 16% of American children are overweight and obese, while one-third of the children consume a fast food meal at least once per day. The downfall of proper nutrition and the rise in childhood obesity are forcing the medical field and parents to find a healthier alternative to a meat-based diet.
I know from experience that good health stems directly from proper nutrition. In our household, food is medicine. My daughter is nearing 4 years old and I must pat myself on the back for starting her off right with a diet of whole foods and minimal processed foods. She has never set foot in a McDonald’s and she has a strong opinion on killing animals.