This article made me stand up and cheer the great job families are doing:
As Parents Make Their Own Baby Food, Industry Tries to Adapt – NYTimes.com
Parents are now the number two producer of baby food.
That’s a win for babies because they get a wider variety of fresh foods and a win for parents because making baby food is healthy and economical. Steaming, mashing and blending for the 4 month old quickly transitions to cutting soft foods into small bits for the 7-9 month old. For more on feeding infants see the Feed the Baby post here. It’s comforting to know that while processed infant puffs go for $30/pound, a pound of bananas is less than a dollar.
About Lisa M. Asta, MD
Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta.
For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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