Essential nutrition: iron for baby

Iron is a vital nutrient for babies (and the rest of us!). In this article I unpack why, how much and how to include this essential nutrient in your baby’s diet. Why not print the infographic above and keep it as guide. Why do babies need iron? By the time they are 6 months, baby’sContinue reading “Essential nutrition: iron for baby”

Essential nutrition: fat for babies

Why do babies need fat? They need fat in their diet for energy for all the growing and learning they are doing. They also need fat because it contains vital vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. Where does fat come from? Fat comes from oils and spreads, dairy, meat, fishContinue reading “Essential nutrition: fat for babies”

Getting enough iron and protein on a vegan diet

Either going vegan or moving to a more plant based diet is becoming increasingly popular. It is possible to feed a baby well on a vegan diet but there are a number of things to consider and it takes careful planning. 2 of the things to consider are iron and protein (other key nutrients toContinue reading “Getting enough iron and protein on a vegan diet”