Gut-Loving Bone Broth

The transition from milk to food can be a little harsh on the immature digestive system at first. This bone broth recipe is healing and calming to the lining of the gut.  It’s a powerhouse of nutrition making it a comforting first food for babies.

How Bone Broth Benefits Healthy Children

Bone Broth Recipes

Bone broth is made by simmering bones and connective tissue of animals. This highly nutritious stock is commonly used in soups, sauces and gravies. But can also be health-giving benefits when added to smoothies, popsicles, scrambled eggs, bolognese sauce or just about anything. These are the same nutrients needed to not only build and strengthen your child’s bones, but also their gut health, immune system and brain function..

Bone Broth contains many important nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and other trace elements. It also contains gelatin which are known to have incredible health benefits including to support optimal:

-Healthy Immunity Brain Function Skin Health Digestion

-Repairs Leaky-Gut

Glycine has been shown to promote sleep. Taking it before bed may help improve quality of sleep, mental function, and memory.

Bone broth contains many important nutrients, some of which are known to have incredible health benefits.

Gut-Loving Bone Broth

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 2 mins Cook Time 12 hrs Total Time 12 hrs 2 mins


Baby Naturopath - Approved Recipe

Try this simple gut healing recipe.



  1. Place bones in a slow cooker or large stockpot.

  2. Add the chopped vegies, apple cider vinegar which helps to draw the minerals from the bones and enough filtered water to cover all ingredients.

  3. Turn on the slow cooker and leave to cook overnight or 6 to 12 hours.

  4. If cooking on the stovetop, bring to the boil, reduce and simmer gently for 6 to 12 hours.

  5. Skim off the foamy bits that come to the surface during the cooking process.

  6. Once cooked, cool the broth and strain through a colander reserving the broth.

  7. Pour the broth into silicon pods or ice-cube trays ready for the freezer.

  8. Bone broth will keep in the fridge for 4 days and frozen for up to 3 months. Never use broth from the fridge after its 4 days old.


Age:  6+ months

Makes: 1-2 litres

Freeze:  Yes

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Fiona Stock

Paediatric Naturopath & Nutritionist

Fiona Stock

Melbourne Naturopath 

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 25 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition.

Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve.

If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

Fiona, The Children's Naturopath is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change. 

  • Eczema

  • Poor Immunity

  • Lack of Focus & Concentration

  • Behaviour Issues

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Food Allergies

  • Food Intolerances

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhoea

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Tummy Problems

  • Asthma

  • Childhood Obesity

  • Auto-Immune Disease

  • Recurring Infections

  • Fussy Eaters

  • Sleep Issues

  • Plus much more...


Fiona is a Naturopath in Melbourne based in St.Kilda

She provides face-to-face appointments to families in Melbourne as well as phone consultations to families in rural Victoria, interstate and internationally.

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