I have found this paper http://www.adaevidencelibrary.com/files/Docs/200907%20Vegetarian%20...
and inside it has such statement:
Growth of young vegetarian infants
receiving adequate amounts of breast
milk or commercial infant formula is
normal. When solid foods are introduced, provision of good sources of energy and nutrients can ensure normal
growth. The safety of extremely restrictive diets such as fruitarian and
raw foods diets has not been studied
in children. These diets can be very
low in energy, protein, some vitamins, and some minerals and cannot
be recommended for infants and children."
I wonder myself if that statements are scientific (at least from a theoretical point of view), because a simple calculation with cronometer can debunk it.
What do you think?
has not been studied <- should say enough! :D
@Jelle, Thanks for providing my cackle of the day:D))) Peace, PK
What I think? Did our primate cousins get it wrong? Monkey mamas do not cook food for their infants:D))))
I do have a bit of an alternative opinion on the issue of infants and small children. Having a child is a huge undertaking and commitment and one cannot give them back once they are here. Therefore, one should think long and hard about if they are ready before taking the plunge.
In primate culture, some infants (orangatangs I believe) can breast feed up to 7 years years. Foods are introduced more as play foods than actual sources of nutrition. Breast milk will have the protein and fats needed to support the rapidly growing infant. The baby may copy his mom in trying to eat what she eats, and when it is ready, will take the eating plunge.
I have seen human mothers try to feed very young infants, and sometimes the infants are gagging, trying to spit out the food, and just not happy with the whole process leading to a frustrated mother.
I would recommend committing to breast feeding for a minimum of two years and slowly introduce the fruits. If the baby is not ready to hold and nibble on his own banana, then possibly he is not ready to eat.
Now I know that is in an ideal world where mommas are healthy too and able to produce adequate breast milk. Unfortunately, many moms come from SAD backgrounds and or are on SAD diets, and are depleted themselves and having nothing left to give their infants regarding sound nutrition.
This is where and why compromises have to be made such as feeding formula and or feeding foods too early.