Feeding Grass-fed Collagen to Baby

I have been feeding the baby grass fed collagen when I can, usually for breakfast.

In particular, I have been buying Dr. Friedlander’s collagen [[http://www.amazon.com/Collagen-Premium-Grass-fed-Processed-Pound/dp/B003Q9BDI0]].

My preference would be to feed her daily bone-broth from grass fed cows. Many of the same benefits can be found there, [[http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/broth-is-beautiful]]

However, the stench of making bones seeping in hot water day and night bugs my wife, so I opted for the collagen approach. It’s not cheap, but given that sometimes Rachel doesn’t eat as much as I know she can, I want to make sure that, at minimum, she is eating something nutrient dense. The collagen isn’t a complete protein, but is essential for hair and gut health. Without the bone broth, though, it isn’t providing the calcium that I’d like her to get.

So here’s what I do:

  • I put a scoop of collagen into a small bowl
  • I add either whole fat milk or almond milk into it
  • stir it up – this is hard since I usually have cold milk

Baby loves it, and I like knowing that at least she has high-density of proteins.

What would make it better, but would take alot more time would be:

  • to have her have some coconut oil
  • to have some grass-fed butter

This way she would get some fats. Ideally, we would have whole fat milk from grass-fed cows, but even that I’m unsure of because of the possibility of hormones as well as allergies. This could still happen with butter, but it’s a higher density of healthy fats. And I don’t currently see much downside to coconut oil.