Safe feeding of babies is of unique concern to all of us, as mothers, parents, or other caregivers of infants and young children. Avoiding the devastating effects of infectious illnesses, especially diarrheal illnesses that can be transmitted via foods is specifically important. Avoiding risky bacteria, dangerous chemicals from plastic containers and feeding utensils, pesticides, herbicides, food additives with weird names, and genetically modified food ingredients is not an easy task in today’s contaminated world.
Contaminated or adulterated food can cause sickness in all of us, but infants and young children are uniquely at risk. So how can parents be assured that they are feeding their children safely and adequately?