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Verna, I'm so happy your little grandson is doing so well! I have little experience feeding babies, but I do not think quinoa or any other grain or seed will in the least challenge your little type O's ability to digest protein. Did your daughter ask the pediatrician for the basis of the "protein stresses kidneys" warning? This is one of those things that have been doing the rounds in alternate health circles for some time now, and I have found nothing anywhere to substantiate it -- especially, nothing blood-type specific. I'm curious about what the pediatrician says, could you let me know?
In fact, if it were my kiddle, I would use vegetables and fruits as the first foods to augment the breast milk. I would offer him a blended bit of any fish or meat he showed a taste for ~ just a tiny spoonful or two. This is how babies were fed throughout human history, and still are in some parts of the world where food is plentiful ~ although your daughter may prefer using the blender to pre-chewing stuff for the kid. :-) I'm not sure I'd offer him plain grain, even rice, without some broth or oil of some kind. Here's another question for the pediatrician: what valuable things does grain provide him that other foods do not? Would it be best to mix the grain with a bit of fat, to slow the carbohydrate metabolism? That said, any of the grains acceptable to both secretors & nonsecretors would be perfectly safe for him to ingest. I am only thinking that grains are among the least helpful foods for Os of all ages, and I am more inclined to keep him filled up with breast milk, vegetables both starchy and green, fruits, fish, chicken or turkey, a taste of nutbutter now and again, and plenty of water rather than fruit juice. He won't go hungry, and I think this would spur his optimal brain & body development.
A type O whole foods diet, from birth! Lord, how I envy the little guy!!!
Well, write back & tell more ~ it's great to hear from you!!