You want someone that “gets” you to show you the dos and don'ts of introducing solids, sort through the B.S., and give examples of how it actually works in the REAL world for YOUR baby.
You crave the knowledge necessary to make the best feeding decisions for your baby, the ability to adapt them to your own situation, and the confidence that you’ve made the right choices.
Even when things don’t go as planned, you want a sense of calmness that you know what you’re doing, and trust in your baby’s instincts.
When I was introducing solids to my first son, I was going through school, my relationship with food was still healing, and I was terrified of making a wrong choice for him.
You followed your baby’s development week by week during your pregnancy, your researched the best baby products for the nursery, and I know you packed the kitchen sink in your hospital bag! If you’re anything like me, you’re not about to leave your baby’s nourishment to a few recommendations you found on Google and hope you pick the best course of action.
By getting ready for this amazing milestone in your baby’s life, you’ve already read all the recommendations, tried to piece together somewhat of a process, and but you still posting in mommy Facebook groups questions about what others picked as first foods to start with.
Between your doctor recommending iron fortified rice cereal, your government’s health agency recommending meats and nutritionist recommending fruits and vegetables as first foods, it’s kind of hard to pick who’s right.
We all have doubts in our lives, but when it comes to the health of your baby, you don’t want to make decisions from a place of uncertainty.
The best advice I received about parenting from another mom was “People will give you so much advice, but listen to none of it. Instead do what’s right for your child.”
Trust in your baby. Trust in your knowledge. And trust that you are making the right decisions.
And that’s exactly how I decided to parent and exactly how I want to teach you this process. Because when you trust that you know what your child needs nutritionally, it’s much easier to disregard all advice and go with your own instincts.
An online course for health conscious moms who wants to experience peace of mind, trust, and joy watching her baby eat happily!
During this online program you’ll learn the importance of being in-tune with your baby’s development.
You’ll learn about your baby’s nutritional needs so that you can make the best decisions around your meals.
You’ll see how Baby’s First Bites is more about creating your own plan based on a roadmap with plenty of examples and less about following blindly a rigid process.
This is the most valuable bonus and honestly, the BEST part of the whole program. We will be hanging out together every day in this private community where you can ask me all your questions until your baby turns 12 months and beyond!
You'll become a part of this amazing community of women who are all working towards the same goal. You have access to all of the support, motivation and accountability day or night so you're not alone.
The value of having a community of like minded women to call on PLUS daily access to pick my brain? This is easily valued at $397 but it’s worth so much more!
With the live question and answer (Q&A) sessions inside our Private Facebook Community, you'll be able to have me expand on whatever challenge you are facing. If you can't make it live, no problem. You’ll be able submit your question before and they are all recorded.
This way we can expand on whatever topics you are struggling with and give you the answers you need.
This is the next best thing to
working with me 1-1.
Yes, I do realize that there’s only such a short window of opportunity to introduce solids to your baby, but based on all your feedback, I’ll be adding more and more content that you WANT and NEED. And I want you to obviously have access to all of it.
If you are pregnant, are a first time mom or have already a few munchkins, it's great to know that this program will be updated as new recommendations and studies come out and you can use it over and over again for your little monkeys!
Everywhere I looked moms are having trouble piecing together the fragmented information available online to make a plan for themselves on how to approach this.
My goal with Baby’s First Bites is to empower you to trust your instincts and read your baby’s cues so that you can adapt this milestone to what works best for BABY and YOU.
Hi, I’m Ana-Maria, but friends call me Ana. I’m a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Helping moms nourish their babies and kids is not my job, it’s my passion.
I have two boys, a 7 month old (yup we are going through the introduction to solids right now) and a 2.5 year old. But it wasn’t always so easy to know what to do with my oldest son.
Lucky for me, my training along with some trial and error allowed me to be able to cut through the noise and figure out how to introduce solids for him, but it wasn’t without making some mistakes that cost me once he was older and entered that picky eating stage. Hindsight is 20/20 right?
In the meantime, I have also taken additional training specifically geared towards baby and child nutrition. I see a huge difference in myself now that I’m going through this milestone with my second son.
I went from making huge batches of baby puree to stockpile in my freezer to having several fresh options available in my fridge. I don’t feel any anxiety. I’m enjoying every moment of it now that I have no more fear of making the wrong choices for him.
One of the things that was a game changer for me was to learn about my baby’s development. I don’t like to be told “do this, or do that”. I want to know why.
I talk a lot about baby’s development in Baby’s First Bites and outline what they are capable of at each stage. This alone is worth it’s weight in gold because it’s what will take your fear of doing the wrong thing away.
And with no fear of making a mistake, there’s only room for possibilities!
What I really want you to get out of Baby’s First Bites, is relief of guilt and anxiety that you are "missing something". I want you to have peace of mind, trust, and joy watching your baby eat happily!
You won’t get a second chance to introduce solids to your precious little baby, so let’s do it the stress-free way, shall we?
You won’t need to juggle competing and conflicting advice of a doctor and a nutritionist because you’ll be able to confidently make the right decision for yourself.
You won’t need to navigate the trial and errors of going through this yourself and wonder if your baby is getting the nutrition she needs.
What you do need, is to take a chance and invest in a program that is completely centered around giving you the tools, the support and the guidance to introduce solids to your baby, your way!
You’ll receive a Welcome Email with your login details to our private member’s area where all the content will be uploaded.
You can log in and look through the material whenever you are ready.
In the welcome email, you’ll also receive the link to the private Client Facebook Community for Baby’s First Bites.
To get the most out of the course, join the private community. Whenever you need some extra support and guidance, I'll be in there ready to support you.
Super mom of 2
“When our four year old was diagnosed with ADHD in June of 2016, we felt lost. His symptoms were mild to moderate and we weren't given much guidance or advice other than to be consistent with discipline.
The months went on with little improvement and we began to look for additional strategies and methods to help our family cope.
I reached out to Ana for help in putting together a diet plan specific for ADHD. Our son is also a picky eater and we have struggled with getting him to eat healthy for some time.
Ana was eager to help and got to know our unique challenges by having us complete a questionnaire and speaking with me over the phone at a time that worked with my schedule. Ana answered all of my questions and provided me with recipes and food types that were good and bad for our son's symptoms.
Her suggestions on how to approach meal times and his picky eating were easy to implement and have worked wonderfully for our family. Our son went from not eating any vegetables at all to a boy who is willing to try almost anything. We discovered foods he loves that we never would have tried without Ana's suggestions.
Ana also helped us to understand supplements and how they could be helpful. I am happy to say we have been able to follow almost all of Ana's recommendations and have seen a huge improvement in our son.
Ana is a pleasure to work with. She understands each child and situation is unique and goes above and beyond to find what will work best for each family.
She puts people at ease by taking pressure off and encouraging to start slowly. She was always there to celebrate our wins and I truly feel she was as happy as we were with each success.
I highly recommend working with Ana and look forward to continuing to learn from her.
Mommy to 1 little Monkey
Ana Maria is my enciclopédia, my google and my bible for anything baby and holistic health related questions I have. I can always trust that any information provided by her has been thoroughly researched and I feel safe to apply her advices to my precious baby. The love and thoughtfulness that goes into anything she does is rare to find. I love her positive outlook and sweet way of always finding a solution that works for my family. Thank you Ana Maria for all the love and support you provide me and my baby!
Working with Ana-Maria has taught me to cook yummy meals with healthy food and how to listen to my body. I also like that I have less cravings now. Even after the detox I continue to make and eat the recipes. :o)
Mom to a beautiful princess
Mommy to 3 busy bees
As I was going through a detox program with Ana, I enjoyed how simple the smoothies were and the recipe book gave great options. I could not believe how much energy I had being on this program!! I had continuous energy throughout the day and my weight loss was incredible.
Ana doesn't just give you a nutrition plan and send you off to fend for yourself after. This is a person that provides on-going support and advice, ready to help whenever it is most needed. I appreciate that she can emphasize with my own food struggles with a young child, having two kids of her own and passing on the knowledge from her personal experience to help her clients.
Mom to a little doll
First of all CONGRATULATIONS! It’s not too early at all and I would totally recommend it to secure the price! You won’t be able to implement anything yet, but remember you have lifetime access to everything. You can still read through all the material and listen to all the audio’s. When the time comes, you will have the materials and the facebook community for support.
While some sections won’t apply, you’ll still find huge value in the strategies I offer from 9 months onwards. Plus, one of the best things is that I go over how to feed your child to minimize the picky eating phase which is oh so valuable.
Oh boy I totally understand you! With a baby and a toddler in my household, you just don’t stop! Each of the 5 sections should take you about 30 minutes to go over. So plan for 30 min time to consume the material, 1.5 hours of food prep. The amount of time you spend in the Facebook community is totally up to you. You can do it all at once or read the sections that are relevant to you.
You can ask me all your questions in our private Facebook Community. I’ll be in the every day helping where ‘m needed. I’m also just an email away!
I don’t care about the latest trends, I care about your baby thriving so I include recommendations for both! Understanding how to let baby lead the way is crucial in establishing healthy eating habits for life. That means, your baby will choose how she wants to eat and it’s your job to support her. I’m not going to be a good match for you, if you have your heart set on doing only BLW or only purees.
I really struggled with this one, but for the first round I decided I won’t be offering any refunds. The price is already ridiculously low for everything you are getting. I have seen comparable levels of support in the $300 to $750 range. Because this is a beta test where we will be doing our first run through, I need you to be serious and committed to the process.
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