Real Food for Mother and Baby

The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby's First Foods

By Nina Planck
(Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Paperback, 9781596913943, 272pp.)

Publication Date: March 31, 2009

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Following the success of "Real Food," Nina Planck's "Real Food for Mother and Baby "explains why real food is better for woman and child.
Nina Planck, one of the great food activists, changed the way we view old-fashioned foods like butter with her groundbreaking "Real Food." T hen she got pregnant. Never one to accept conventional wisdom blindly, Nina found the usual advice about pregnancy and baby food riddled with myths and misunderstandings. In "Real Food for Mother and Baby," Nina explains why many modern ideas about pregnancy and infant nutrition are wrongheaded and why traditional foods are best. While Nina can be controversial--her op-ed in the "New York Times "on vegan diets for infants was one of the paper's most e-mailed articles-- she's no contrarian. Readers applaud her candor; they also trust her research and welcome her advice.

Nina's basic premise hasn't changed--whole foods are best--but some of the details are surprising. Pregnant women need meat and salt, not iron supplements. Nursing will be easier if you act like the mammal you are. Delaying the introduction of certain solid foods doesn't prevent allergies. Cereals are not the best foods for tiny eaters; meat and egg yolks are better. From conception to two years, the body's overwhelming needs are for quality fat and protein, not for carrots and low-fat dairy. Even as she casts a skeptical eye on the conventional wisdom, Nina is reassuring. She shows you how to keep your baby healthy on good, simple food. "Real Food for Mother and Baby "will be the new classic on eating for two.

About the Author
Nina Planck created farmers' markets in London and Washington, D.C., and ran New York City's famous Greenmarket. She wrote "The Farmers' Market" "Cookbook "and has starred in a BBC series on local foods.
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