Considering the countless baby food options available and the seemingly endless list of feeding strategies, it’s natural to feel anxious about starting your baby on solids.
But what if there was an easier way to cut through the noise? A trusted resource to guide you as you embark on this exciting new chapter of motherhood?
There is. (Hint: It’s this book! 😉)
When we first started researching this topic, we found a surprising lack of clear information. The advice we did unearth included outdated advice that conflicted with our evidence-based research.
That’s when we joined forces and pooled our years of professional experience to create a resource we knew the world needed.
The result? This book! It was created for parents looking for a better way to nourish their babies — holistically and sustainably.
Take a sneak peek 👀
I’m a registered nurse, a registered midwife, and a CAPEA-endorsed birth and parenting educator, as well as a certified nutrition consultant specialising in postpartum and babies. I am also a mother to three beautiful children, Flynn, Florence, and Will!
When my oldest turned 4 months old, I encountered conflicting advice regarding the introduction of solid foods. Disappointed, I embarked on a personal research journey, determined to provide my child with everything his growing body needed to thrive.
This transformative experience led me to share evidence-based information through Boob to Food, providing guidance to parents who are hungry for trustworthy advice amidst a flood of questionable recommendations.
Through my platform, I aim to equip families with the information they need to make informed decisions for their children's well-being.
Hello! I’m Carley Mendes, a holistic nutritionist, childbirth educator, and founder of Oh Baby School of Holistic Nutrition. Most importantly, I’m the mother of two sweet little loves.
My path to nourishing mothers and babies began 15 years ago when I decided to become a nutritionist and pursue my passion for nourishing pregnancy. While my education provided me with a thorough understanding of how to nutritionally support general health, it was sorely lacking in the nutrition necessary to properly support women during this transformative time in their lives. I became dedicated to gathering experiential knowledge, pouring over modern research, working with mentors, and soaking up wisdom.
The information I acquired was truly eye-opening and starkly different from the conventional nutrition information being offered – especially in how we feed our babies! I was desperate to share what I’d learned and immediately saw that the benefits of proper nutrition for mother and child had the powerful potential to be life-changing, so I went on to found Oh Baby School of Holistic Nutrition. This school has grown into an international platform that allows women to share vital information about nutrition and health. By empowering individuals with this knowledge, we can help transform the future of generations of children.
Milk to Meals is brimming with advice and loads of nutrition-packed recipes. It’s exactly the foundation your family needs to build healthy relationships around food and the priceless mealtimes you share together.
A beautiful hardcover with 300 pages of evidence-based insights, including 90 fool-proof recipes, this book makes the transition from milk to meals a breeze.
The first 24 months are truly transformative for your child's health, so getting it right is incredibly important. We'll teach you how to…
Evidence-based practices for a seamless transition to solid foods
Feeding methods that fit your family's unique dynamic
How to navigate the top allergenic foods
Key nutrients essential to your baby's health
Healthy, sustainable eating habits for the whole family
When and how to introduce specific foods mindfully
How to help your baby develop an adventurous palate
Milk to Meals offers 90 nutrient-rich, delicious whole-food recipes designed to accommodate different feeding styles, including baby-led weaning and purees.
Nearly two-thirds of the recipes are plant-based, easily adaptable, and include age-specific guidelines to support your little one’s sensitive digestion.
But here's the best part: These recipes aren't just for babies! Most can be enjoyed by the whole family, saving you precious time in the kitchen.
– Luka & Carley
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