51 episodes

Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for! Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian, baby-led weaning expert and mom of 7 helps you get a SAFE start to solid foods using baby-led weaning. Baby-led weaning helps your baby become an independent eater & prevents picky eating. Join Katie for easy-to-implement infant feeding tips and tricks that will build confidence in your baby’s ability to safely start solid food and self-feed!

Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy Katie Ferraro

    • Parenting
    • 4.9, 130 Ratings

Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for! Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian, baby-led weaning expert and mom of 7 helps you get a SAFE start to solid foods using baby-led weaning. Baby-led weaning helps your baby become an independent eater & prevents picky eating. Join Katie for easy-to-implement infant feeding tips and tricks that will build confidence in your baby’s ability to safely start solid food and self-feed!

    Oatmeal: How to Feed This Food Safely to Your Baby

    Oatmeal: How to Feed This Food Safely to Your Baby

    #47: Can babies eat regular oatmeal? You bet. As long as it does not have any added sugar, there are a number of ways you can safely feed baby oatmeal: quick-cooking, old-fashioned rolled oats or steel-cut. You can also feed your baby baby oatmeal if you want to...but you don’t have to.
     
    In this episode we’re diving deep into a number of ways you can safely feed your baby oatmeal. With a discussion on the ratio of liquid:oats to use plus the iron content comparison of quick-cooking, old-fashioned rolled oats and steel-cut, you’ll have everything you need to incorporate oatmeal safely into your self-feeding baby’s diet.
     
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/47

    • 14 min
    Parents in Eating Disorder Recovery: What to Know Before You Feed Your Baby with Grace Wong

    Parents in Eating Disorder Recovery: What to Know Before You Feed Your Baby with Grace Wong

    #46: Eating Disorder dietitian Grace Wong is joining me in this episode to talk about helping parents in eating disorder recovery succeed in starting solid foods using baby-led weaning. Grace has worked with both pediatric and adult eating disorder patients, as well as children with feeding disorders. She explains the difference between eating disorders and feeding disorders and shares tips on how parents in eating disorder recovery can help their baby gain trust when starting solid foods.
     
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/46

    • 20 min
    How to Balance Your Baby’s BLW Plate

    How to Balance Your Baby’s BLW Plate

    #45: Sure babies should eat a wide variety of foods, flavors, tastes and textures - but what does that actually LOOK like on your baby’s plate?! 
     
    In this episode I’m breaking down HOW you can introduce your baby to 1 new food per day while at the same time recycling back the familiar foods from previous days. And I’m sharing how you distribute foods across your baby’s plate, keeping the portions realistic and promoting nutrient balance that will help fuel your baby’s growing body.
     
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/45

    • 12 min
    Just Starting Baby-Led Weaning? Ask Me Anything...

    Just Starting Baby-Led Weaning? Ask Me Anything...

    #44: Are you just starting out with baby-led weaning and FULL of questions about whether your baby can safely self-feed? Well then, this is the episode for you! I’m going rapid fire answering your questions all about getting a SAFE start to baby-led weaning.
     
    In this Ask Me Anything episode I’m covering the topics of readiness to feed, gagging, food refusal, scheduling, weaning from the bottle, dealing with doubters and family members who say, “you were spoon fed and you turned out fine!!”. Also diving into what your baby should drink, flavoring your baby’s food without salt and sugar, daycare, constipation and CHEESE!!



     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/44

    • 24 min
    Sesame: How to Introduce Your Baby to this Potentially Allergenic Food

    Sesame: How to Introduce Your Baby to this Potentially Allergenic Food

    #43: Sesame allergy is on the rise. And although sesame is not one of the Big 8 allergenic foods (...the 8 foods that account for about 90% of food allergy) - it is number 9. And because sesame allergy is on the rise, it’s a food that we want to introduce to baby early and often, but we need to do so safely.
     
    In this episode I’m sharing 2 really easy ways you can introduce your baby to sesame, a potentially allergenic foods. We can’t feed baby seeds or hard crunchy sesame snacks, but tahini and black sesame seed powder are 2 products that can be slightly modified and made into a safe form for your baby to self-feed.
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/43

    • 9 min
    Daycare: How To Be An Advocate for Baby-Led Weaning with Poppy Duhnke

    Daycare: How To Be An Advocate for Baby-Led Weaning with Poppy Duhnke

    #42: Can you do baby-led weaning successfully if your baby goes to daycare? You betcha! And this episode has some REALLY tangible and specific recommendations if you are trying to incorporate childcare + baby-led weaning.
     
    In this podcast interview all about BLW + daycare I’m talking with Poppy Duhnke, she’s an in-home daycare owner (and pro-BLW one at that!) ...but also the mom of 10-month old twins, and she’s doing BLW at home too, so she knows exactly what you’re going through.
     
    Poppy is sharing some EXCELLENT tips for how to talk to your day-care about BLW, what they need and what you need to excel with BLW plus some ideas on how to broach the topic if your daycare is less-than-enthusiastic about the idea of your self-feeding baby. 
     
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/42

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

kyraCV ,

BLW Definitely Made Easy

Katie introduced me to a whole new world with my baby girl! I didn’t think I would be able to feed my baby solids, but Katie totally helped get rid of my fears by giving me the knowledge and tools to make me confident. Katie provides real life examples and often repeats the basics so it’s easy to remember...I don’t feel like I need to write all of the information down. Such an easy and fun listen. I highly recommend :)

Alliek0630 ,

Easy Listening and Very Informative!

I just started listening earlier this week because baby girl is 6 months next week - the last thing we need to start BLW! Katie is crazy knowledgeable and presents the info to you in shorter episodes that educate you but also don’t make you feel bad about yourself for not knowing the info beforehand. I’m learning so much and feel way more confident about starting next week!

112233krn ,

Love! Fellow RD mom

I’m a dietitian, so evidence based nutrition information is SO important to me. Learning about baby feeding from Katie and other feeding EXPERTS (not random moms on IG) talk about feeding. I’ve learned so many things I hadn’t even thought about. Thanks, Katie! Keep up the great work!

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