Maybe the question to ask here first is not how to make your own baby food, but why would you want to? The best course of action to ensure proper nutrition for your baby is to rely on nature and breastfeed. The old saying “breast is best” is the simplest, guaranteed way to assure you and your baby that your child is getting the most well balanced, optimally nutritious meal designed specifically for new human development and growth you could give them for maximum health and wellness. But what if mom is not physically able to accommodate her child with breast feeding because of her own health issues?
Of course among the many luxuries we have in the world today, one of the most convenient is a multi-billion dollar baby food industry. Seems simple enough until we begin to consider how these baby foods are made, packaged, source of ingredients used to make the food, and finally what feeds were used to produce some of the ingredients used. Example: You have selected a cow milk based baby food. If this cow was fed GMO based grains, or was pumped full of hormones and chemicals to increase its milk production while at the same time protecting it from potential illness or virus concerns, this all becomes an integral component ultimately of the baby food itself.
So with the introduction of this complex set of issues and facts, what choices are we left with if we truly want to monitor and control the entire process from the source growth of all the ingredients, to packaging of the final product that we feed our child? We make our own baby food.
The next question I know you will ask is, “how do I make my own baby food”? Well the answer is quite simple. Begin with the basic ingredients that make up most baby foods that are readily available at your local market. Add in the sifting out of all GMO based foods and focus on organically grown fruits and vegetables. The one key ingredient that may prove challenging and is a mandatory component of a well-balanced meal for you baby is milk. Now milk presents us with multiple considerations, both challenging and critically important to your baby. If your child is less than 1 year old, the protein of regular cow milk must be significantly altered to make it easier to digest. Another option is goats milk. Among the raw food/vegan community who denounce all animal based consumption, it is a common fact that goats milk is the only exception to the rule.
The nutrient content of goat milk is slightly less than that of the cow, however goat milk fat molecules are 1/5th the size of cow fat molecules making it far easier to digest. This of course being the primary issue of regular cow’s milk for infants under 1 year of age. Goat milk is also the closet match to human milk. So do some research on the internet in your area and look for raw cow or preferably goat milk and you will be well on your way to having the most important ingredient as the base of creating your own baby food.
Finally, using the same research method, do a search for “how to make my own baby food” and you will easily find hundreds if not thousands of recipes that have proven themselves with testimonials of success, with not only the parents, but with the babies satisfaction, health and wellness as well.