Holly Willoughby DIVIDES fans with latest parenting advice23rd Oct 17 | Family
Not everyone is on board with this but what do you think?
Holly Willoughby can usually do no wrong.
The presenter recently released her second parenting book, Truly Scrumptious Baby, but her advice on weaning has not gone down so well with everyone.
Holly, who tells parents to always seek advice from their dietician, says it is perfectly ok for babies to be weaned as vegan or vegetarian if their parents follow those diets.
She writes: "Weaning a baby on a vegan diet does require a little more planning. Energy density of food can be a concern as vegan food is often high in fibre but not very energy dense.”
"Foods such as hummus, tahini, bananas, nut or seed butters, dried fruit, nutritional yeast and fortified (unsweetened) milk make great additions but it does all come back to balance and variety."
The advice has divided Holly’s fans on Twitter with many people disagreeing with her.
Yeah they could there's a lot of kids raised vegan. But my kids have teeth and teeth are chewing meat!— Danielle Johnson (@DanniJavaid) October 21, 2017
Why don't people let kids choose when they are old enough?! I'm a vegi but I'm feeding my daughter meat as I don't want her to miss out— C (@CarlyLouForever) October 21, 2017
Let me guess there be soya gluten free vegan loving ! poor kids don’t have a choice it’s not right !— kate (@katiecakes127) October 21, 2017
Holly Willoughby & her vegan baby cookbook with no dietary qualifications. Potentially causing serious malnutrition harm to someone's baby😡— MariaGallagher_ (@MariaGallagher_) October 21, 2017
But many people jumped to her defence saying they were rasied vegan and vegetarian and were perfectly healthy.
I was a raised a vegetarian & never eaten meat. It’s a unique way to grow up, w lots of eyebrows raised at you, but I wouldn’t change it.— kaelyn (@kaedodd) October 22, 2017
There are plenty of vegan babies and toddlers that are far healthier than children feed cows puss and chicken nuggets— Ray Darmanine (@DarmanineRay) October 21, 2017
Babies and children should not be eating animal products, a vegan diet done properly will not cause malnutrition or harm to anyone— Vegan Hempress Ⓥ 🌱 (@Veganhempress) October 21, 2017
What do you make of her advice?