by Molly Rouse
I totally understand the convenience of these foods, however, they are not the most ideal foods for babies to start with. The type of iron used in fortified cereals is harder to digest than the iron naturally found in foods, and processed fruits and vegetables in jars have lost a lot of their nutrients compared to the freshly prepared organic variety made with a caregiver's love.
Here are the foods I recommend for nutrient-packed additions to breastmilk or formula as baby learns to eat food. Most are quick to prepare, and can be made in batches.