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Many parents believe that baby cereals are the best first food for babies, but doctors are increasingly suggesting otherwise with more traditional foods that are easier to digest and less likely to trigger allergies gaining favor such as soft boiled egg yolk.
What is the best baby first food? This is a question all parents inevitably ask and the answer given by most pediatricians is rice cereal.
Unfortunately, any grain-based food is not a good idea for children only a few months old as a baby’s immature digestive system does not produce sufficient amylase, the enzyme required for digestion of carbohydrates. The fact that rice cereal is gluten-free makes no difference whatsoever – rice is still a carbohydrate and therefore very difficult for babies to handle digestively.
Incomplete digestion of rice cereal guarantees putrefaction in the gut leading to an imbalance of digestive flora and the potential for allergies and other autoimmune illnesses to develop down the road. In addition, much of today’s rice is contaminated with arsenic! This includes brown rice syrups used in powdered organic baby formula (best to always make homemade formula instead).
If rice cereal is not ideal for a baby as a first food, then what?
In this video lesson, I show you how to prepare the perfect first food for your baby around 4-6 months of age: egg yolk.
While egg white should not be given to babies under a year old, the egg yolk supplies critical brain-building cholesterol and fatty acids that will reward you with a child who speaks at an early age.
All 3 of my children were speaking short, yet complete sentences by a year old. I attribute this not only to extended breastfeeding but also to the brain-building nutrients supplied by their early first foods as practiced by Traditional Societies.
How to Prepare First Food for Baby (VIDEO)
The video along with the recipe below shows you how to properly make a soft boiled egg to use the warm, liquid yolk as baby’s first food. Do not use the white as it is allergenic until a baby is over a year old.
Just give baby a taste or two at first. Even if they love it, eating the whole thing too fast (it’s very rich!) risks vomiting. Go slow!
Hint: Try making this recipe using quail eggs, as they are tiny and the perfect size for baby’s appetite.
Egg Yolk For Baby
The simple recipe below takes 3 minutes to prepare and is the ideal first food for your baby!
Note that egg yolk is recommended over cereal grains by Health Canada. It is unfortunate that the USA is still behind on this important baby weaning step.
Baby First Food Recipe
Recipe to make the best first food for baby as practiced by healthy, traditional cultures to boost intelligence and encourage early speaking.
- 1 egg preferably pastured or free range
- 1/2 tsp organic liver optional, grated
Boil the egg for 3 1/2 minutes. Crack the egg open (no need to peel) and carefully place the soft egg yolk into a bowl. Discard the shell and the egg white.
Stir in the optional liver (grated while still frozen is the easiest method).
Serve baby a taste or two building slowly over days and weeks as tolerated.
Stir in the optional liver (grated while still frozen is the easiest method). Or use organic desiccated liver powder.
Serve baby a taste or two building slowly over days and weeks as tolerated. Feeding to much too quickly risks vomiting as this is a very rich food!
The organic raw liver should be frozen for at least 14 days to ensure safety.
Alternatively, if a clean source for organ meats is not available, use desiccated liver pills and sprinkle 1/8 of a tsp into the warm yolk.
Hello , do you have any other suggestions or recipes for the best first foods to give to baby ? Thank you
This recipe was a favorite with my second son when he was a baby. https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/sweet-potato-casserole-best-baby-food-ever/
My baby reacted with constipation by the forth day. She previously seemed to tolerate the egg yolk well. I am wondering if under boiling/cooking the egg could have caused this, as on the forth day i recall the egg being very runny
Yes the yolk needs to be soft boiled which is runny and warm.
Hi! I was wondering if I can reuse the egg yolk till it’s gone or if I need to make a new one each time? Thanks!
Thanks for the info! I have a couple questions though:
1. Can I reuse the leftover egg yolk, or does it need to be a freshly boiled egg yolk each time?
2. How often should I be giving it to my 4 month old in day? We just started yesterday and I gave her a couple tastes once in the morning.
I thawed my liver in the fridge over night, is that still okay? or should i keep frozen and purchase a new one?
Sarah Pope MGA
You can use the thawed liver … it’s just more difficult to grate this way.