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What Should I Feed My Baby?: A Complete Food And Nutrition Guide: Complete Nutrition and Food Guide for Babies and Toddlers [Hardcover]

Suzannah Olivier
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27 April 1998
A guide to feeding basics and infant nutrition for parents, based on the most modern research and written by a qualified nutritionist.


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: W&N (27 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297823310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297823315
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 395,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Get the best possible start for your child: a complete nutrition guide from birth to two years. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Suzannah Olivier is a nutritionist specialising in children's needs.

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Little boys and little girls are made of water, proteins, fats, minerals and small stores of carbohydrates and vitamins - the quantities in that order. Read the first page
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just another recipe book for babies 25 Oct 2003
Format:Hardcover
Brilliant read. Not only does it contain some lovely recipes and helpful hints about various foods etc, but it also goes into great detail as to how the foods you are feeding your child will help to develop them or hinder their development as well as many other useful bits of information. I found it very interesting regarding food allergies and where as other books were recommending using some foods early on in the weaning process, this book advised waiting a couple of months, which can make all the difference. This book was so useful, I found myself reading snippets nearly every night and my freezer bursting at the seems with various pureed foods. I highly recommend this book to someone about to start weaning their child.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the healthy minded . . . 20 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I found this book excellent. It provides a lot of information on how to give your child a healthy start to life. It made me realise how unhealthy a lot of food is. It is basically a guide to feeding your child whole food rather than processed foods. If you are feeding them rice why would you give them white rice when brown rice is so much better for them.
I found the information on allegies (especially wheat) and dairy very useful - you may not what to follow her advice to the T but it is a good reference if you have concerns in those areas.
This book is written in plain English, well laid out and easy to follow.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best food book for babies I have 5 Jan 2007
By Holly H
Format:Hardcover
I've found this book by Suzannah Oliver the most comprehensive of all of the books I have on food for my baby.

After receiving no help at all from my community health visitors on what or how to feed my first child, my sister-in-law bought me this book and I have used almost all of the recipes so far. It's been a godsend!!

The information on preservatives and pre-packaged food is invaluable and I now prepare all of my son's meals from scratch. He loves them and I have no worries about what has gone into them. All it takes is a little time and effort.

A truly useful book with fantastic easy-to-follow recipes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great nutritional advice and recipes 8 Aug 2006
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A comprehensive and wonderfully easy to read book on nutrition for babies.

Suzannah Olivier provides excellent information on how to introduce a wide and nutritious range for foods to your baby helping develop a strong immune system.

Many authors, of cookbooks for babies, rely heavily on dairy and wheat and it is difficult to find books which provide interesting alternatives for parents who wish to avoid or delay introduction of these foods. This book provides excellent recipes and menu planners to do just that.

I would recommend this book along with any book by Lucy Burney.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not great as a weaning starter book 13 Mar 2008
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What Should I Feed My Baby?: A Complete Nutrition Guide
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great as a weaning starter book, 13 Mar 2008
By Ms. Tamara M. Shand "tshand22" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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Though this book created more problems for me when I was first weaning I found it a useful reference when my daughter was ten months old.

The material is not organised in a way that makes it easy to find what you need to know when you are starting out. I felt I had to become an expert on nutrition before I could begin which made the weaning process stressful.

Olivier's early weaning recipes have a strong emphasis on wholefoods and fibrous foods like lentils, brown rice, sweet potato which are not particularly good for a young baby's immature digestive system.

That said, the nutritional advice is incredibly detailed and I am finding it a useful reference point four months on. The recipes for older babies and toddlers are imaginative and go beyond the meat and potatoes fare you find in other baby recipe books. Not all of them are tasty but they inspire thinking on spices you can use - mild curry powder, delicious fresh juices, walnut pesto for pasta.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great advice - Mothers should read ! 9 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This is very different from Annabel Karmel's books as it explains foods and nutrients in details, why kids should eat this and not that... I really found this diiferent and most useful. And the recipes are quite creative. My child eats a much more varied diet because of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I am just so thrilled that I was given this as a gift - better than bootees any day. It's become my bible and close friend - and best of all we've become much more concious about all the family's eating habits. I particularly find it easy to follow and 'dip into' when I need info. Both of us have health problems including asthma and eczema, so I am really interested in avoiding health hassles for my daughter and this book has, so far, answered all our questions. I really don't have any criticism except what happens afterwards - is there going to be a sequel?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute must! 12 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Well I have to say this is a great book. Not only does it have recipes but the education to boot! As a nutritionist I recommend this book to my clients, friends and family with new borns. I hope there will be a follow up from one yrs old and up! Thanks Ms Olivier.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great help when weaning
Bought this when weaning my daughter and found extremely useful. the recipes at the back were received well when my girl was going through a fussy eating stage. Read more
Published 16 months ago by hwarren
4.0 out of 5 stars Great nutrition book for baby
I really like this book, not just because of the recipes, but because it has more on offer about the nutritional aspect of weaning. Read more
Published on 2 Jun 2012 by flydebi
5.0 out of 5 stars The proof's in the pudding!
I love this book and have used it to wean both of my children. (Now 7 and 3) I still use it as a a reference source as it is packed with accessable nutritional information. Read more
Published on 26 July 2010 by julia
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book
This is excellent - it takes you through all the reasons for introducing various foods at different stages/ages and addresses the reasons why and how to avoid any food... Read more
Published on 8 July 2009 by C. Phipps
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed about content and mainly vegetarian view
This book is great if you are leaning towards a vegetarian lifestyle for your baby, but for most of us looking for a book with a balanced meat-included viewpoint on infant... Read more
Published on 11 May 2004 by S.K.
1.0 out of 5 stars Too scaremongering for me
I bought this book hoping to find some helpful, clear and simple advice on starting to introduce solids to my baby. Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars A great reference guide for Baby & Toddler
Super reference book for those who are looking to go the Home Cooked route, it also has useful information on what natural foods contain sugar so you can really balance their diet. Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2002 by L. J. Zaky
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful ideas and thorough theories on feeding babies.
I keep on coming back to this book when it comes to sorting out what to feed my baby. It's fun and really thorough ; covering all the issues involved, from breastmilk and infant... Read more
Published on 24 April 2002
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