Is Veganism Safe For Babies?

9 Jul

HuffPost Live

First of all, thank you Nancy Redd and HuffPost Live for having me for a much needed discussion. Watch the video here!

My thoughts to:

  • @chubbyveganmom – wish we were closer! I totally see our kids having fun in the kitchen together!
  • @FatGirlPosing – enjoy looking at your photos!  I thought you’d be interested in the new study out by National Health and Nutrition Examination
    Survey (NHANES) that states it is the lack of exercise, not food intake, that causes obesity.

Vegan Mamas out there: Are your Vegan Babies Healthy? Would love to hear from you!!!

NOTE: My Twitter is @MamaInDKtchn! Also, our family members are ranked rowers (NOT national rowers… wish we were though)! 🙂

 

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5 Responses to “Is Veganism Safe For Babies?”

  1. Jessica July 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    We’ve raised our son vegan, though since I couldn’t nurse we did do formula. We weened him on to vegan milks and fortified them with vitamins and super foods. Since he is our first I’m not sure compared to other kids but he has never been to the doctor, has only been sick with a runny nose a few times and has never thrown up. He’s almost 4. We also avoid sugar which I think has a lot to do with it as well.

    • TIK July 9, 2014 at 11:46 pm #

      Jessica! That is wonderful! And well done on the sugar! I wish we had avoided sugar from the start too!

  2. Victoria July 15, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    I have a 20 month old son and we both are vegan. He is still nursing. We eat mostly raw, low fat, with the occasional soup…or steamed sweet potato in there ( with cinnamon and coconut oil as a rare treat – SO GOOD.). He hasn’t had any health issues… not even a cold. One weird thing is, his two front teeth grew in with a yellow spot/ stripe that I can’t brush off. I read that it can happen if the mother took antibiotics while pregnant, but I didn’t. I wonder what that’s all about. I love your site, by the way! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your knowledge, recipes, and experience with us! Your beauty and passions shine bright!

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