Soft boiled pastured egg yolk, is the best food to be first given to a baby.
The yolks are very rich in choline, cholesterol, which are very important nutrients for the brain’s growth and development. You should try on holding back the whites, since that is the most allergenic part of the egg.
You can introduce your child to egg yolks, as soon as 4 months. A good indicator on when to start, is when you see your baby constantly trying to suck on anything and everything. Hold off on the whites, until 1 year.
Adding a pinch of unrefined salt over the egg yolk, provides great minerals. Salt is critical for digestion as well as brain development.
At this age, pureed meats can be introduced, as well as mashed raw fruits. With the decrease in breast milk that the child is eating, the meat will help provide the essential vitamins, such as iron, zinc, and protein.
Pureed vegetables can be introduced. Carrots, sweet potatoes, and beets, are great veggies to start with.
Also, if wanted, homemade dairy products could be introduced as well at 8 months. Cottage cheese is a great first starter.
Hold off on grains for at least 1 year. If you’d like to start your child on grains at 1, gluten-free brown rice is the easiest grain to be digested. That is if the rice has been soaked for 24 hours and cooked in a lot of water for a long period of time.
Formula and cereals should never be introduced.
My baby brother-
He just turned 5 months. My parents started him on soft boiled egg yolks at 4 months, and then fully ripened bananas (mashed), at 4 1/2 months. We can already tell that he loves food!
Baby Giuseppe and my dad feeding him soft boiled eggs. Sorry for the blurry picture. It was the only one I had.
Some of the info that was used in this article was from The Weston A. Price Foundation.