Before Julie V. became pregnant, she had been a vegan for over four years. About halfway through her pregnancy, Julie’s doctor expressed concern over her son’s slow growth and pointed out that while the size of his head remained within growth charts, the size of his body was too small.
Julie immediately began incorporating more nutrient-dense foods into her diet by following guidelines set forth by the Weston A. Price Foundation. In particular, she began consuming unpasteurized dairy (especially raw milk cheese) and unpasteurized yogurt, in addition to butter, bone broths, liver, sauerkraut, fermented grains and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
“Before I knew it, the ultrasounds were coming back with positive results,” she says. “My son was born almost 7 lbs (they thought he would be 5) and his proportions had evened out. Now he is thriving! He is larger than most of his peers, now weighing 19 lbs at 6 months. He is a very happy baby.”
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