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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

    • Kids & Family
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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!

    How Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Babies can Succeed in Self-Feeding with Vikash K. Modi, MD

    How Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Babies can Succeed in Self-Feeding with Vikash K. Modi, MD

    #148: Can babies with cleft lip, cleft palate or cleft lip and palate successfully do baby-led weaning? July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness month and in this episode I’m joined by Vikash K. Modi, MD. Dr. Modi is a Pediatric Otorhinolaryngologist and Co-Director of the Cornell Cleft & Craniofacial Program.
     
    He’s explaining the difference between cleft lip and cleft palate and why cleft lip babies will have no difficulty with baby-led weaning and starting solids. For babies with cleft palates, there may be more challenges but Dr. Modi shares tips for promoting self-feeding success in these babies, even though the transition to solid foods occurs usually when baby is awaiting cleft palate repair surgery.
     
    We also cover drinking for babies with cleft lips and cleft palates and how sippy cup and straw cups are not indicated for cleft palate but why open cup working will work. If you’ve struggled with feeding your baby breastmilk or formula because of cleft anomalies, please know that things WILL get easier when you make the transition to 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://www.blwpodcast.com/148

    • 18 min
    BLW Basics: Help! Nobody Around Me Understands Baby-Led Weaning

    BLW Basics: Help! Nobody Around Me Understands Baby-Led Weaning

    #147: What if you are the only one who wants to do baby-led weaning? It can feel isolating when other people don’t understand why you are choosing to skip traditional spoon-feeding with your baby. There are many benefits to baby-led weaning, but helping others understand what those are can feel overwhelming.
     
    In this episode I’m helping walk you through 4 essential steps for helping those around you understand the WHY when it comes to baby-led weaning. These are my “4 E’s for Easing Others into BLW”: Educate, Experience, Explain & Exhibit...and once you have them down, I know you’ll feel better about helping others understand why you’re taking this important step in your baby’s development.
     
     
    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/147

    • 14 min
    Setting Your Baby's Sleep Schedule when Starting Solids with @babysleepdr Aubrie DeBear, PsyD

    Setting Your Baby's Sleep Schedule when Starting Solids with @babysleepdr Aubrie DeBear, PsyD

    #146: Should your baby be sleeping through the night before you start solid foods? And how does baby’s sleep schedule adjust when you begin feeding real food? Sleep is SO important for babies (...and by extension, their parents!) but what comes first: setting your baby’s sleep schedule or starting the transition to solid foods?
     
    In this episode I’m joined by Aubrie DeBear from @babysleepdr. Aubrie is a sleep consultant with a doctorate in psychology and she’s answering all of your questions about setting your baby’s sleep schedule when making the transition to solid foods. There are so many myths about babies sleeping and starting solids and Aubrie is going to help put them to rest!
     
    If you’ve ever wondered about how long to wait after feeding your baby before putting your baby to bed or what types of foods to avoid later in the day (or does it really matter), Aubrie is the sleep consultant you need in your life!
     
    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/146

    • 19 min
    BLW Basics: My Baby Isn't Eating Very Much...What's Wrong?

    BLW Basics: My Baby Isn't Eating Very Much...What's Wrong?

    #145: Are you worried that your baby isn’t eating enough with baby-led weaning? If you’re stressed about how much and how often your baby is eating, this episode is for you! In this episode, we’re talking all about the fear your baby isn’t getting enough with baby-led weaning and division of responsibility in feeding. 
     
     
    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/145

    • 9 min
    What Did Babies Eat Before Baby Food was Invented? with Amy Bentley, PhD

    What Did Babies Eat Before Baby Food was Invented? with Amy Bentley, PhD

    #144: Do you ever take a look at all of the crazy baby food items for sale today and wonder: how did they get here? What did people feed their babies before the advent of commercial baby foods? Do babies need to eat pouches? Do I need to buy baby food?
     
    As a new mom who also happened to be a food historian, my guest Amy Bentley definitely did. She is a professor in the department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University and author of the book “Inventing baby Food: Taste, Health and the Industrialization of the American Diet.”
     
    In this interview Amy is discussing the history of the baby food industry, shifting guidance and recommendations on the appropriate age to start solid foods over the decades, how pouches came to dominate the baby food aisle but how they also remove the socialization aspect from family meals.
     
     
    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:
    www.blwpodcast.com/144

    • 34 min
    BLW Basics: How to Make Fritters for Self-Feeding Babies

    BLW Basics: How to Make Fritters for Self-Feeding Babies

    #143: Fritters are an easy way to help your baby safely eat smaller pieces of food early on in baby-led weaning. You can incorporate cooked whole grains, proteins and various types of cooked vegetables in fritters that your baby can then self-feed. In this episode we’re talking about the components of a basic baby-led weaning fritter recipe as well as substitution ideas if your baby doesn’t eat eggs. 
     
     
    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/143

    • 16 min

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627 Ratings

ADYGB ,

Wish I found it earlier!

Amazing - packed with good info. Wish I found it earlier!

LaMeegs ,

So much info on teaching baby to eat!

I’ve wanted to do baby led weaning ever since I found out I was pregnant. My baby is 5 months old so I will start solids in about one month, so I am ready to soak in as much info as I can. I’m on episode 58 and I’m already so confident about feeding my daughter. Thanks for all the info!

Mrs.ChelseaFrazier ,

Love this podcast!

I have learned soo much about baby led weaning and the importance behind it. My biggest question at this point is, my LO is 8 months old and not sitting up on his own, but he is now pulling up on things… almost like he is just skipping this milestone! Do we keep waiting to introduce solids? And when we do introduce them, do we just start with 2 meals a day right off the bat? I don’t want to hold him back, but I also don’t want to overwhelm him when we do get started.

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