My twins inspired the Wholesome Baby Food website
Wholesome Baby Food.com was born with one goal in mind; to inspire parents to feed their babies real foods.
When Wholesome Baby Food was first created in 2003, I set out to simply share my own recipes and experiences with feeding my babies homemade food. I wanted to inspire parents to make their own baby food. I wanted parents to know that they can easily feed their babies healthier, fresher and more tasty foods than "food" found in jars.
Afterall, who knows how to feed your baby better, you or the baby food companies? Exactly!
It soon became apparent that this wasn't enough; visitors to the site began asking things like
"What's so bad about giving my baby broccoli as a very first food?"
"Why is is ok to let my baby eat yogurt but not drink milk, both are dairy products right?!"
I began to expand the site, take an "evidence based" approach to many of the sections, and use my knowledge of nutrition, contacts with pediatricians (my own practices a bit more "holistic" and "crunchy" and was so supportive and helpful), dietitians and of course research skills honed over the years.
I feel it important to ensure that Wholesome Baby Food always refers back to policies, studies and publications from medical or other scientific journals; links or bibliographic information are always provided.
While I am not a pediatrician, it is important to note that even if I were, I would continue to urge you to speak with your own personal pediatrician. You may have read throughout the site that "generalities may not apply because all babies are different".
Another goal of this site to help parents disengage from the myth that commercial baby foods are superior and somehow magical. Those commerical baby food companies don't do anything particularly magical with the food they pack into tiny jars. In fact, they cook and process the heck out of those foods, so much so that the foods do not retain their once magnificent splendor. Once parents realize they can make their baby's foods in a more economical and healthful manner, then (I hope) they will become less reliant on overly-processed, pre-packaged foods as their children grow.
Wholesome Baby Food - History and Humble Beginnings
These <surprise.> twin boy bundles of joy were the inspiration for this website. I'm Maggie, Editor and Owner of wholesomebabyfood.com. I'm not a professional chef and I have never attended culinary school but I know my way around the kitchen, know how to handle a blender, steamer basket and know how improvise whenever needed. All of my boys were raised on all Homemade Baby Food; after informally studying nutrition for years, I knew homemade was best and believed it was important to instill a love of non-processed, fresh foods into my children. My children's love of healthy wholesome food, and a willingness to try almost any new food, stems from the fact that making their baby food has allowed them a wider variety of tastes and textures.
With the arrival of my twin boys, I took the opportunity to leave the corporate world and stay at home with my twins. Once again, people questioned my “earthy-crunchy” behavior as I focused on nutrition and began to “spread the word” about the benefits of homemade baby food. A local Moms group had asked me to do a presentation on how to make homemade baby food and I developed a presentation to place on the web for all to review.
Due to the persistent requests of all who viewed and reviewed it; this presentation would grow to be WholesomeBabyFood.com. Thanks to all who poked, prodded and pushed for the publishing. Taking pediatric and nutrition advice, medical recommendations and my own knowledge of making baby food, WholesomeBabyFood.com was born in 2003.
With information from a variety of resources such as the AAP, the CDC, the WHO and consulting dieticians, nutritionists and physicians, I believe we have put together a comprehensive site that will have you on your baby food making way in no time at all.
Making your own baby food is really one of the most wonderful things you can do for your baby. It takes less time than you would imagine and is easy as 1-2-3.
Ownership, Mission, Location and
Funding Information for Wholesome Baby Food
Wholesome Baby Food's Ownership
This acquisition was thrilling for me - it continues to allow me to focus on what I love - writing, research and social media as it relates to Wholesome Baby Food. I no longer have to slog my way, alone, through server outages, router issues and other IT issues that I left behind when I decided to be a SAHM with my twins. You may want to visit my Momtastic Profile - Maggie Meade to see what I have been writing and what I am currently working on!
Wholesome Baby Food's Location
Wholesome Baby Food remains based in the United States. Some recipes, ideas and/or recommendations for the introduction of supplemental feeding will vary from country to country. As such, recipe compilations are geared to be conservative and general in nature. It would be impossible to address all of the variations and customs of every individual country concerning the introduction of supplemental feeding for infants.
Wholesome Baby Food's Mission
Making your own baby food is really one of the most wonderful things you can do for your baby. It takes less time than you would imagine - approximately one hour per week.
We sincerely hope that our website will help create budding foodies, one tasty bite at a time and that babies and parents everywhere benefit from the great experience of making Fresh, Wholesome, Homemade baby food.
Wholesome Baby Food's Funding
Wholesomebabyfood.com is a web property of Evolve Media Corp and became a part of the Momtastic.com - TotallyHer.com family. In keeping with the committment to totally unbiased content, the site remains un-sponsored by any medical or corporate entity. Third party advertisments continue to run to defray costs. Advertising is distinguished from editorial content via the words and .gif image "advertisement".
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