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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
    • 4.9 • 625 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!

    Iron: Can My Baby Get Enough Iron from Baby-Led Weaning Foods?

    Iron: Can My Baby Get Enough Iron from Baby-Led Weaning Foods?

    #137: Will my baby get enough iron if I do baby-led weaning? And what are the best high iron foods for babies to eat? Your baby can eat real foods that have iron (and you do not have to feed iron-fortified baby foods foods if you don’t want to!)
     
    Babies CAN get adequate iron from natural food sources of iron, including both plants and animal foods. In this episode we’re looking at some of the myths and facts about high iron foods for baby-led weaning. Also covered is a list of high iron foods for babies.
     
     
    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/137

    • 18 min
    Celebrating Dads who Do Baby-Led Weaning

    Celebrating Dads who Do Baby-Led Weaning

    Happy Father’s Day to all the baby-led weaning dads! This is a special bonus episode of the BABY-LED WEANING MADE EASY podcast and we are CELEBRATING dads who do baby-led weaning.
    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/bonus/dads2021

    • 14 min
    Peanut Butter Puffs for Safely Introducing Peanuts to Babies: A Conversation with @puffworks founder Greg Murphy

    Peanut Butter Puffs for Safely Introducing Peanuts to Babies: A Conversation with @puffworks founder Greg Murphy

    #136 Early introduction of peanut protein for babies helps prevent against peanut allergy. But how do you do safely introduce peanut if thick globs of peanut butter are a choking hazard for babies? 
     
    Greg Murphy, serial entrepreneur and food allergy dad is the founder and President of Puffworks, a company he started when he decided he wanted to improve on existing puffed peanut butter snack foods. Little did Greg know how important Puffworks Baby would become as a ideal way to use food to help prevent food allergies in babies! 
     
    In addition to the Puffworks Baby peanut butter puffs, the company recently launched an almond baby product, ideal for introducing babies to another of the potentially allergenic food categories: tree nuts. In this episode Greg is chatting about the ups and downs of running a small but mighty food business, why he prefers using food vs. supplements or powders to introduce babies to allergenic foods and other innovative ways to use foods to help prevent food allergies in babies.
    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/136
     
    CHECK OUT PUFFWORKS USING DISCOUNT CODE 20BABYLED:
    www.puffworks.com

    • 22 min
    Toddler Milks: Why You Don't Need to Buy These Formulas

    Toddler Milks: Why You Don't Need to Buy These Formulas

    #135: Does my baby need a toddler milk or a toddler formula after turning 1? What if you’re worried about growth or brain development or immunity, do these products make toddlers healthier? The answer is no, you don’t need to be buying these formula products and I’m breaking down every reason why.

    In this episode we’re looking at toddler milks, the fastest growing sector of the US formula market...and for good reason. The marketing behind these products is INSANE and you’ll be amazed at how brazen the formula companies are in pushing these products (that your toddler does not need!)
     
     
     
    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/135

    • 23 min
    Sauces, Dippers & Toppers for Making BLW Foods Safe with @babyledfeeding Aileen Cox Blundell

    Sauces, Dippers & Toppers for Making BLW Foods Safe with @babyledfeeding Aileen Cox Blundell

    #134 - Dry meats and breads can be a choking hazard...but adding sauces, dippers and toppers is an easy way to make these foods safer for baby-led weaning. I’m joined by Aileen Cox Blundell of @babyledfeeding who is sharing some super sauce ideas for BLW.
     
    The commercial sauces you buy at the store also tend to be too high in sodium for babies to eat, so Aileen is dishing on making dips and homemade sauces that are affordable, easy to put together and that you can freeze for future use.
     
    Be sure to check out the shownotes page for this episode to grab 2 of Aileen’s BLW sauce recipes: her Easy-Peasy Basil & Spinach Pesto and The Best Ever Curry-in-a-Hurry recipe. I’m also sharing a free download with additional recipes for BLW friendly sauces and dippers and toppers that will have your baby safely swallowing in no time!
     
    Grab my 5 LOW-SODIUM SAUCES FOR BLW with free recipes download here: http://bit.ly/podsauces
     
    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/134

    • 21 min
    Don’t Drip Food: How to Pre-Portion for Baby-Led Weaning

    Don’t Drip Food: How to Pre-Portion for Baby-Led Weaning

    #133: What’s the deal with dripping food? Dripping food is our control-freak way of regulating the pace of baby’s eating...and while it may seem harmless (and cleaner!) dripping can actually interfere with your baby’s ability to learn HOW to eat independently and to recognize and respond to their own hunger and fullness cues.
     
    In this episode we’re talking about the draw-backs of dripping food piece by piece for baby-led weaning. Learning how to appropriately pre-portion your baby’s food is a better alternative to dripping and here’s how you do it!
     
     
    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/133

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
625 Ratings

625 Ratings

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.

DoubleV53 ,

So informative!

I love this podcast! Katie breaks things down to make thing easy to understand and follow. I’ve learned so much through this podcast and feel educated for when baby starts solids in a couple weeks!

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