Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: To peel or not to peel

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,056

    Question To peel or not to peel

    I make all my purees for my 7 mos old. I have been peeling all the fruits after baking before pureeing. My hubby says that I should leave them on, b/c "that's where all the fiber is". What has everyone's experience been?

    I'm not talking about all fruits of course, just the ones w/ thinner peels anyway like apples or nectarines.
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,538

    Default Re: To peel or not to peel

    I fed my son a few purees and did the rest via BLS/BLW I don't think nectarines are advisable for the first year, but I never fed apple purees just large slices for him to gnaw on, carrots I did not peel and again with Sweet potato I peeled before baking and just gave large french fry pieces
    Autumn
    Moma to *Silas* 10-30-07

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Paradise
    Posts
    332

    Default Re: To peel or not to peel

    If you are feeding purees, leave the peel on - most of the nutrient content is usually in there. Even feeding my 10 month old whole fruit I now leave the peel on, she just spits out the bits she can't chew. No apple because the skin is still too tough, but plums and peaches and nectarines she totally digs. If you are baking and pureeing, yeah, leave it all but the seeds and stems.
    "Old" first time ma (38) to Athena (May 17, 09) Oh my G-d, I'm nursing a toddler!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    COUGARTOWN Baby! From here on in!
    Posts
    17,467

    Default Re: To peel or not to peel

    We did BLS. But I never cut or cooked anything.

    Way too lazy for formula

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,056

    Default Re: To peel or not to peel

    Cool, thanks everybody! I'll probably still skin the sweet potatoes, b/c those I can never seem to get "clean" enough for my satisfaction. As far as the fruits go, I'll probably start leaving them on.

    I should probably get organic then, don't you think?
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Paradise
    Posts
    332

    Default Re: To peel or not to peel

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jeno View Post
    Cool, thanks everybody! I'll probably still skin the sweet potatoes, b/c those I can never seem to get "clean" enough for my satisfaction. As far as the fruits go, I'll probably start leaving them on.

    I should probably get organic then, don't you think?
    When it comes to fruits in general, I would try to go organic whenever possible and affordable. Whether you peel or not, fruits exposed to pesticides will have some level of chemical uptake (same with chemical fertilizers). From what I understand, root vegetables are even more important to go organic with if possible if you are trying to minimize exposure to toxins.
    "Old" first time ma (38) to Athena (May 17, 09) Oh my G-d, I'm nursing a toddler!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    8,272

    Default Re: To peel or not to peel

    Info about which fruits / veggies are best to buy organic HERE.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,056

    Default Re: To peel or not to peel

    Excellent - thank you ladies!
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •