DrFoodie’s Infant Food Phases
This plan is a clean eating way to start your infant's food relationship on the right foot. It is based on phases of acceptability and metabolic capability in the body so that each new food and food chemistry properly builds on top of each other, reducing the risk of food allergies/intolerances, as well as securing metabolic preparedness for your tyke.
Eating through options in the order of the phases is not only for digestive readiness, but the order in which the phenolic compounds of the fruit are most adaptable to the body.
Child can start foods from the phase chart when they are up on all 4’s, either “revving” or crawling. Usually beginning between 4-6 months.
Separate new food intro at least 3-4 days apart. If a food doesn’t go well, spitty, rash, irritability, dislike: stop and retry in a month
Get through everything in a phase before moving on to the next phase.
Phase I (all are peeled, deseeded, and well-cooked) in addition to previous phases
Grape juice diluted half and half with water
Apple cider diluted half and half with water
Carrot, cooked well and pureed
Bananas blended with whey(not underripe or overripe)
Fresh celery juice (calms nerves)
Fresh celery juice with raisins water (juice the celery, boil the raisins, then strain)
Phase II (all are peeled, deseeded, and well-cooked) in addition to previous phases
Prune (boiled and pureed, or boiled and strained, drinking only the juice mixed with breastmilk, whey, or water)
Almond milk (homemade)
Other homemade nut milks
Phase III (all peeled, deseeded, and well-cooked) in addition to all phases so far
Avocado (can be raw)
all green and fruit homemade juices with a juicer
Phase IV Usually around 8-12 months (ideally cooked, can be cooked or raw, but peeled, depending on child’s teeth and chewing ability) in addition to all phases so far
grapes( careful to cut small)
Sugar snap peas
Beans of all kinds
Starting at Age 1
The particular theory I follow does not allow most meats until the end of the phases. It also believes no whole nuts or grains until after the first year. First grains should be soaked in water overnight, then boiled in plenty of water, blend after the grain is soft and puffy.
Zwieback is a good toast option because the double baking turns the starches to sugars for easier digestion
Nutbutters are okay, or nutmeal cookies
Quinoa is okay
The only dairy would be simple dairy like homemade yogurt and cottage cheese
Cardamom water is useful and used even as a newborn, eliminates gas and builds against allergens and asthma. Boil 2 Tbsp cardamom seeds with 2 cups water, used in between feedings by the dropper-full
*Do not feed new foods 2 weeks before or after immunizations
* Not appropriate for all children