How to introduce foods from birth to 1 year & more! Good Food Baby Book author & guest blog by Ali J. Chernoff & Chantel Canessa

Good Food Baby BookWe are two healthcare professionals who found that new mothers and fathers have frequent questions on how to feed their babies. As a result, we have created Good Food Baby book for parents, which simplifies some basic tips on the following; breastfeeding, formula 101, how to introduce solids, how to make baby food, how to read a food label and how to deal with food allergies.

This book also has a chapter towards babies with Down syndrome.Therefore, we are giving back to the community; a dollar of each book sold will be donated to the BC Centre of Ability. This is an ideal book for new parents and it makes a great baby gift.

Did you know that babies are at risk for low iron? Babies who are exclusively breastfed, born premature and growing at a  fast pace are at a greater risk for iron deficiency (low iron). Iron is important for brain and growth development and low iron may lead to learning and behavioural problems. Introduction of solid foods can start between four to six months of age when your baby shows signs that they are ready for solids. It is crucial to introduce an iron fortified food first such as iron-fortified cereal. However, some babies that are at higher risk may also need to take and iron supplement to prevent iron deficiency.  Talk to your healthcare professional regarding iron supplementation during your four month baby check-up.

By seven months introduce a meat and alternative.

Chicken Puree
Ground chicken and cook until no longer pink on the stove top
Place in blender, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of liquid water, breast milk or 
formula) and puree until it is a smooth consistency.

Or

Bake chicken breast in the oven ,rinse chicken breast under cold 
water, pat dry with a paper towel and discard, place in baking dish 
and bake at 350F for 60 minutes. Place in blender, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup 
of liquid water, breast milk or formula) and puree until it is a 
smooth consistency.

Check out our website www.goodfoodbaby.com You can purchase our  
book on our e-store. Or from the following stores; Kidsbooks (West  
Broadway and North Vancouver), Hip Baby (West 4th), Fine Finds  
(Yaletown), and Eio Kids (Cambie St.)

Ali J. ChernoffBIO:
Ali J. Chernoff is a Registered Dietitian www.nutritionatitsbest.com who has been in private practice for almost nine years. Ali has been  involved in numerous activities related to the field of nutrition,  including dietitian services at many schools, sporting events and  family counseling. She currently offers food tours that focus on  shopping for families, diabetes education, and food label interpretation. Also, she co-authored Good Food Baby with Chantel  
Canessa who is also a healthcare professional with thirteen years of experience

We also have a healthy Essential Low Fat www.energyessentials24-7.com, lactose free and rennet free cheese. It is a good source of calcium and appropriate for babies nine months and up.