Praise for
Into the Mouths of Babes

 “Into the Mouths of Babes is a fabulous book—full of absolutely everything needed to provide babies with the nutritional foundation to set the stage for a lifetime of health and well-being.”

~ Christiane Northrup, MD
Ob/Gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers:
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
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“Susan Tate’s Into the Mouths of Babes sets the highest standard for books on how to nourish our little ones. Her work is comprehensive, heartfelt, informative, and easy to read and implement. Susan elegantly weaves together all the practical details that parents need to know to feed a child in the best possible way: kitchen set-up, recipes, shopping, nutritional insights, food allergies, and much more. But this book will provide you with more than just great nutrition strategies. It teaches parents how to raise a child who’s healthy in body, mind, heart, and soul. Every mom deserves a copy of this wonderful book, and every newborn deserves to benefit from the wisdom that Susan Tate has to share. Highly recommended!”

 ~ Marc David, Nutritional Psychologist
Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating
and best-selling author of Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet
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“Whether one adopts the entire approach or merely uses some of the ideas herein, this book is a prime resource for parents who need to tailor their children’s diets away from the high load of sugared, salted, processed, chemically laden, high-animal-protein-containing foods to the wiser food choices spelled out here. Healthy food for kids need not be sterile, flat, and no fun. Susan Tate has seen to it that tasty and healthy foods can be primary staples, a vital ingredient for optimal nourishment.”

~ Ray C. Wunderlich, Jr., MD, PhD
Preventive Medicine Specialist
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“As a health coach and mother of two, I come from a nutrition and health-centered background and feel I have a steady grasp on what it means to feed my children healthy foods. AND I feel reinvigorated and refocused by the information and inspiration Susan offers in every page and recipe. Her book is brimming with practical tips for feeding your children—from breastfeeding to introducing solids to making your own yogurt—and steeped in spiritual principles, what she calls the Seven Sacred Nutrients. Susan emphasizes self-care as a key to ensuring our children develop healthy views on food and body image, stating, ‘Providing your child with the best nourishment possible may mean it’s not always about the food.’ Reading this book is like having a loving godmother in your kitchen, holding your hand while you learn to deeply enjoy feeding your family, encouraging and uplifting you as a mother or father set with the daunting task of raising a healthy person into the world. Her non-judgmental and holistic approach to healthy cooking empowers parents to embrace this adventure, with a food mill in one hand and a spice jar filled with Love in the other. Thank you, Susan, from the bottom of my Mama Bear heart.”

~ Kate Short Lindsay
Holistic Health Coach and mother of two
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“Into the Mouth of Babes
is a joy to read. Susan shares her wisdom as a mom, health educator, and passionate participant of life. Her thought-provoking yet readable and accessible style is evident throughout the book. As a mother, whole foods dietitian, wellness educator and coach, I welcome this resource to share with the families I work with and those preparing for parenting. Busy parents can use it to find quick and easy recipes, wisdom and perspective on a long day, or to find out more about specific topics of interest such as starting solids or breastfeeding.”

~ Wendy Vigdor-Hess, RD, RMT, WellCoach
Author of Sweetness Without Sugar: A Resource Guide for Delicious Dairy-, Egg-, and Gluten-Free Treats Made with Healthy Sweeteners
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“I wish this book had been available when my son was an infant! Not only did I crave the nutrition wisdom Susan offers in this book, I really could have used her comforting words of support and encouragement for self-care. This book needs to be in the hands of every mother. Period.”

~ Deborah Kern, PhD
Health Scientist and author of Everyday Wellness for Women
and co-author of Create the Body Your Soul Desires
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 “With obesity and type 2 diabetes on the rise in children, this book is so important. What a wonderful support tool for new parents to nourish their children well.”

 ~ Dr. Karen Wolfe, MBBS (Sydney), MA
Author of Is Your Lifestyle Killing You? The 8 Simple Steps for Lasting Weight Loss and Optimal Health and co-author of Create the Body Your Soul Desires
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 “Into the Mouths of Babes is a practical, nourishing guide to raising your baby on natural foods. I am in LOVE with the book! Susan Tate shares her wisdom, as a mother and as a health educator, to bring a foundation of wellness into your home that will benefit your children for a lifetime.”

 ~ Kathryn Simmons Flynn
Author of Cooking for Fertility and Founder of Fertile Foods
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“As a mother, this book was an invaluable asset to me when I was feeding my own baby. As a birth doula, I feel strongly about empowering families by providing them with thorough, balanced, and accurate information about their pregnancy, birth, and parenting choices. I am genuinely thrilled to recommend this book for anyone who works with new families or who has young children of their own to nourish.”

~ Priya Curtis
Mother, Birth Doula
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“As a first time mother-to-be and nutritional novice, I feel well prepared to feed my baby having read Into the Mouths of Babes. Susan Tate’s philosophy of serving whole foods mixed with ‘sacred nutrients’ like love and respect empowers me to tap my inner wisdom for guidance on what to eat and how to eat. I now daydream of mindful, joyful mealtimes with my new family. The recipes in this book are simple, healthful, and sound fun! Banana Crunchsicles, anyone? Best of all, Susan prepares us to feed more than babes, offering us rules of thumb and recipes to help our babies’ transition to healthy toddlers, children, and teens. This book will be on the kitchen counter for life!

~ Gretchen Musgrove
Expectant Mother
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“Into the Mouths of Babes has been my ‘bible’ for feeding my baby, and I’m proud to say I have never bought baby food! Thanks to Susan Tate, I’ve had a practical, easy-to-follow, fun, and inspiring guide to introducing my baby to a lifetime of healthy eating.”

 ~ Sarah Thomssen Brixey
Founder LiveLong Wellness
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“Quite simply, Susan Tate is brilliant! She has written the book my soul was longing for when I had an infant. Love beams from every page as she so eloquently combines the science of nutrition and the essence of a joy-filled life. It so clearly captures the beauty of healthy nourishment and self-care! How on earth she has put together such a beautiful book with content that is so simple to understand and doable is amazing to me. This will be the book I gift to all the families I work with as a holistic birth doula.”

~ Donette Morris
Mother, Yoga Therapist, Holistic Birth Doula
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“I love, love, love the contents of this book. It is written with such love, care and knowledge of the needs of babies, caregivers, families, and human kind. There are subtleties that I would not have understood just a year ago, but now I fully appreciate. And I know over time, this will be a resource I can go back to and get more nuggets of good information.”

~ Nani Courten
Kunmi’s Mum
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 “There are some inventive ideas for ‘toddle food’ . . . as well as recipes for children who are allergic to eggs, milk, or wheat. The author writes in an appealing, chatty style.” (From a review of the first edition.)

~ Publishers Weekly
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