Last month we had the pleasure of taking a vacation in Catalina with bestselling author Jeffrey Masson, and his pediatrician wife, Leila Masson MD.
While there, we interviewed both of them on a number of topics, one of them being whether kids should be raised on a vegan diet. You may be interested to hear what Dr. Leila has to say on this subject.
This pod explores the lives of several families raising vegan children. It also dispells many myths concerning the health and well-being of vegan children.
by Perhaps Media (http://www.perhapsmedia.net)
Why did you decide to write Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan DietVegan Diet?
As vegan nutrition more and more became the center of my medical practice in the late 1980's, I was encountering women in my medical practice who were in their early stages of pregnancy and who had many nutritional questions. Virtually all of them were receiving adverse messages from friends and family about the potential inadequacy of a vegan diet for them and their developing child, and they were seeking reassurance that a vegan diet could sustain a healthy pregnancy and nourish the developing fetus. Fortunately, since a vegan diet seems to fulfill the nutritional needs of both mother and infant in an excellent manner, I was able to point out reassuring nutritional realities and guidelines, first as a brief handout, which eventually became expanded into Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet.