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#1 of 9 Old 11-22-2008, 10:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone heard of a raw all-fruit diet for the first year of a baby's life????
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Has anyone heard of a raw all-fruit diet for the first year of a baby's life????
no.....
why no veggies?
all mine loved home cooked baby food squash, carrots peas beans etc

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Has anyone heard of a raw all-fruit diet for the first year of a baby's life????
On top of BM? As in the only solids are raw fruit? No but I have heard of a raw diet for babies, were all solids are raw.

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I assume you mean after 6 months and in addition to continued nursing.

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Yes, this is not for me. A friend of mine thinks this seems like a good idea. I've never heard of it. She is a major crunchy mama, will extended BF I'm sure. And after six months, yes.

Raw fruits only bothers me only because raw fruit is VERY hard to digest... I think anthropologically mamas probably chewed the food first, which would digest it some. But raw? Seems odd. But I thought maybe you mamas would know.

I'm not worried about nutrition, BM obviously will cover this, I'm just worried about baby's tummy.

I don't know why no veggies, or even beans... Any thoughts?
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Well.... if you go from the idea that solids aren't really needed in the first year... and you go with the softer fruits- banana, pear, plum, peaches, nectarines, melons, etc... I can't see the harm. Seems a touch odd and pointless to me... but

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To feed a tiny baby raw foods when breastmilk is more than enough would compromise her gut. I'm open, but I need you tell me more about why this diet would be advantageous; what bennies it would offer to a bf baby etc?
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I'm thinking along the same lines as Alegna...it's not necessary the first year, and if she is bfing, I don't see the problem really. Avocado is a fruit and that is what many start their babies on, etc. We eat raw, lots of juices, smoothies, fruit, nuts, etc. Ds2 will probably start with avo and move on from there when he is interested/ready. Ds1 didn't really eat until he was around one year and by then he was interested in beans, etc. But before then he really only wanted fruits and avos, some veggies steamed. Mary

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I don't have any experience with it, but I agree with pp that lots of first foods can be raw- avocados, bananas, etc. You could also do raw juices. It think that along with bm, this would be a good thing for babies. I guess the one thing you'd have to watch out for would be too many sugars, but that can be the case with any baby's diet.

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