There is another question about children here, but I wanted to focus more on babies:
We have a 16 month old and we have never done formula or 'baby food'. We have always tried to mash up whatever we were eating. At 16 months he is also still breastfeeding.
As a toddler, does he need 'carbs to grow'? I understand in our world of food abundance and carb abundance that it is all too easy to over do it and start a downward cycle.
We are trying to avoid High Frutcose Corn Syrup and bad fats as much as possible, but should we limit fruits? He seems to love oatmeal, which I thought was fairly low glycemic, but doesn't sound very paleo. We were topping it off with real maple syrup as well, but assume that is right out.
Someone else asked this same question on the PaNu board, but no answer as of yet: PaNu-Kids
Does anyone have experience, a study, research or insight on the best foods to feed children as they transition to solid food? A banana for a snack, Ezekiel bread with peanut butter or pastas are much too easy to prepare and he loves them, but I do not want to start him on the wrong foot or wrong foods.
I also don't want to keep him in constant ketosis if that is not a natural state for an infant, or if he needs sugars or other carbs to fuel his growing body and brain.