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The complete first-time parent's guide for nutrition and organic cooking that baby will love.
For new parents, it can be overwhelming to figure out what's best for your baby, especially when it comes to starting solids. Holistic health coach and registered nurse Leah Bodenbach helps you navigate the choices (and pressures!) in feeding first foods. In her book, All-Organic Baby Food Cookbook, she offers a step-by-step guide to building your baby's nutritional foundation--including understanding your baby's gut health and nutrient needs for a healthy brain, body, and bones--so that you can tackle the first year of solids with confidence!
More than just a cookbook, this book has new parents covered with:
• Organic food 101: How to shop organic on a budget, decipher the labels, and other low-toxin living tips
• Food allergies and intolerances: Foods to avoid during the first year as well as advice on introducing new foods and common allergens
• 125 nutrient-dense recipes: Easy and tasty recipes that follow your baby's growth, from bone broth and single-ingredient purees to toddler snacks and family meals everyone can enjoy
• Hybrid feeding approach: Includes baby-led weaning recipes to develop baby's motor skills, regulate their appetite, and encourage self-feeding
• Ages and stages: Nutritional and developmental guidance that follows your baby's growing needs, including which foods to introduce and when
• First-time parent advice: Tips and tricks as well as common mistakes to avoid in achieving feeding success
With All-Organic Baby Food Cookbook, you'll help your baby develop an adventurous palate as well as a healthy relationship with food.
About the Author
Leah Bodenbach, RN, BSN, is a nurse, holistic health coach, and founder of Blooming Motherhood. She specializes in reducing the risk of allergies and chronic health issues through babies' first foods. She is passionate about teaching moms to nourish their little ones with intentional foods, as well as how to integrate holistic and modern medicine into their own daily rhythm. Leah resides in Springfield, Missouri, with her husband, Trenton, and their two children, Elowen and Aldrik.
“All-Organic Baby Food Cookbook is the perfect step-by-step guide and cookbook to help your baby develop healthy eating patterns. It can be so overwhelming to know how, when, and what to feed your little one. Thankfully, Leah Bodenbach takes the guesswork out and even explains the best approach to avoid food sensitivities/allergies. This beautiful book has been put together to ease the stresses of first time (or fifth-time) parents!” —Drs. James and Jessica Peterson, founders of Thrive Family Chiropractic
“The thought, love, and education Leah Bodenbach extends to mothers navigating how to best care for their little ones is truly unmatched. She wraps up years of research, guidance, and knowledge into an easy-to-understand approach that leaves mothers feeling whole, nourished, and balanced themselves. Leah reminds readers to trust their mothering intuition and know that they are capable of caring for their babies in the best ways. This book is pure magic and a wise gift to all who embark on nourishing their babies.” —Kinsey Olson, RN, BSN; wellness, fertility and hormone nurse coach; birth and postpartum doula
“As a dietitian, I appreciate Leah’s commitment to nutrition and gut health, as well as all the information she provides to parents and caregivers who are considering the implications of what they feed their babies. As the mom of a baby with multiple risk factors for food allergies and intolerances, I’m glad to have this book as a resource for beginning our journey with solid food.” —Kristen Nickels, MS, RDN, LD, founder of Nutrition with Kristen
“When navigating the first year of a child’s life, there are plenty of learning curves a parent will experience. One of them is the best way to introduce foods. Leah has done a phenomenal job of answering first-time parents’ questions in an easy-to-consume format. As a pediatric nurse and mom to four, I highly recommend this cookbook for any parent seeking answers on how to achieve optimal health and nutrition for their child.” —Elizabeth Parsons, RN, BSN, pediatric nurse
"What an amazing compilation of resources to help mamas introduce their babies to solids, shop for healthy foods, implement healthy changes into their child's diet, and actionably change the way they nourish their babies. I love the simple, creative way this book challenges and guides you to optimally support your children." —Gina Franco, doula, baby-led sleep specialist, and owner of Baby Bump and Beyond
“All-Organic Baby Food Cookbook opened my eyes to understanding the importance of the gut and its impact on my family’s health. I am grateful to have this information—and in so much detail—early on in my children’s feeding journey. There are so many wholesome meals and nostalgic recipes that I know with certainty are nourishing and truly supportive of a healthy eating routine.” —Leanna Ward, early childhood educator
“This book is a must-read and a kitchen staple for every momma. I just wish I had this in my hands before my parenting journey!” —Meg Kilcup, PharmD, founder of A Whole Health Life
"Every parent needs this book! Starting solids can be so intimidating in itself, and we all want to do our best when it comes to feeding our children. Leah has created a resource that gives parents the confidence to do just that. From the recipes to serving sizes and what our babies need and don’t need nutritionally—it’s all here." —Paige McQuerter, owner of PGP Apparel