Guide to Plant Based Baby And Toddler For Beginners (Paperback)
There was a time when, if you told people you were planning to raise your baby vegan from the get-go, you'd be met with raised eyebrows or even indignant comments. How would your child get enough protein and nutrients? Wouldn't they have deficiencies?
These days, with the increasing popularity of plant-based diets, it's far more accepted to bring your child up on a diet free of animal products.
In fact, according to a 2016 position paper from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, appropriately planned vegetarian diets (including a vegan diet) can be healthful and nutritionally adequate for people of all ages - including infants and children.
Still, it's important to know that raising a vegan baby does come with some risks and may not be suitable for all children.