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Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy

Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy

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!

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Sensory 101: What Motivates Babies to Eat? with Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd

#170: If ?learning to eat is a sensory experience,? ...what does that really mean? In today?s episode renowned pediatric feeding expert Marsha Dunn Klein is teaching us all about Sensory 101 and what motivates babies to eat.

 

Marsha Dunn Klein wrote the first book on pediatric feeding. She is known for her ?Get Permission Approach? which teaches us how to offer and not demand performance at mealtimes with our babies. In this episode she?s sharing the sensory aspects that babies experience during baby-led weaning and how they are tied to intrinsic motivations to self-feed.

 

Marsha Dunn Klein will be presenting at the upcoming BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT taking place online (FOR FREE!!) October 18-23, 2021. 

 

< < REGISTER FOR THE FREE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > > 

 

The BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT is the BIGGEST BLW event ever and I?m hosting it to help ELEVATE and CELEBRATE BLW along with 16 other leading, feeding experts who are going to be teaching on the latest research and best BLW practices.

 

< < REGISTER FOR THE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > > 

 

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/170

2021-10-14
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Iron: Does My Baby Really Need to Eat 11mg Iron Per Day?

#169: Does your baby need to be eating 11 mg iron per day? If you look quickly at the recommendations for infants you?ll see 11 mg per day for babies 6-12 months. So do you need to be counting mg of iron for your baby? And can babies even get enough iron from the foods they eat? Inside of this episode we?ll be looking at iron needs for babies and how you can easily help your baby meet iron needs by offering a variety of real, wholesome foods using baby-led weaning.

 

More in depth iron food training will be included in the upcoming BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT taking place online (FOR FREE!!) October 18-23, 2021. The BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT is the largest BLW event ever held with 17 leading, feeding experts from around the world gathered to teach you about infant feeding...for free!

 

< < REGISTER FOR THE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > > 

 

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/169

2021-10-11
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BLW Fears: Advice for Overcoming Infant Feeding Fears from 5 BLW Experts

#168: What?s holding you back from going FULL ON with baby-led weaning? Maybe you?re on the fence about whether you can truly skip traditional spoon-feeding...or you?re nervous about gagging and choking, or you?re worried your baby will have an allergic reaction when you try allergenic foods.

Today I?m interviewing 5 feeding experts about overcoming feeding fears. They?re talking you down from all the biggest BLW worries with expert advice 

The expert guests addressing your feeding fears in this episode are:

Amy Brown, PhD - prolific BLW researcher & professor from the United Kingdom Dawn Winkelmann, MS, CCC-SLP - feeding therapist & award winning feeding product designer Mona Amin, DO - pediatrician and BLW mom Carina Venter, PhD, RD - pediatric dietitian, researcher and contributor to global food allergy guidelines David Stukus, PhD - internationally renowned food allergy expert

All of this episode?s experts will also be presenting at the upcoming BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT taking place online (FOR FREE!!) October 18-23, 2021. 

< < REGISTER FOR THE FREE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > > 

The BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT is the BIGGEST BLW event ever and I?m hosting it to help ELEVATE and CELEBRATE BLW along with 16 other leading, feeding experts who are going to be teaching on the latest research and best BLW practices.

 

< < REGISTER FOR THE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > > 

 

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/168

2021-10-07
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BLW Experts Answering Your Frequently Asked Baby-Led Weaning Questions

#167: How do I know if my baby?s tongue thrust reflex is gone before starting solid foods? What if I have a preemie or smaller-sized baby, should I really offer food early for catch-up weight? And what?s so bad about white rice cereal anyway??


These are just a few of the baby-led weaning frequently asked questions that I?m bringing some other feeding experts on in this episode to answer for you. 

The guests answering your FAQs in this episode are:

Gill Rapley, PhD - BLW SUMMIT Keynote speaker and author of the original BLW book Marion Nestle, PhD, MD -  noted nutrition academic & author of Food Politics Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd who wrote the first book on infant feeding Alan Greene, MD, pediatrician and founder of WHITE OUT movement to stop promoting white rice cereal as a first food for babies Kanchan Koya, PhD, spice guru & Harvard trained molecular biologist Aileen Cox Blundell, award winning BLW cookbook author Rosan Meyer, PhD, RD, growth specialist and food allergy expert

 

All of this episode?s feeding experts will also be presenting at the upcoming BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT taking place online (FOR FREE!!) October 18-23, 2021. 

 

< < REGISTER FOR THE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > > 

 

The BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT is the BIGGEST BLW event ever and I?m hosting it to help ELEVATE and CELEBRATE BLW along with 16 other leading, feeding experts who are going to be teaching on the latest research and best BLW practices.

 

< < REGISTER FOR THE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > > 

 

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/167

2021-10-04
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Preventing Processed Food Addiction from Baby's First Bites with Joan Ifland, PhD

#166: Can you become addicted to processed foods? Dr. Joan Ifland is the world?s leading expert in processed food addiction & the co-Author of the textbook Processed Food Addiction: Foundations, Assessment & Recovery. Today?s guest, Dr. Ifland speaks to us about processed food addiction while sharing her own experience. 

 

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/166

2021-09-30
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Lamb: How to Safely Offer Lamb to Babies

#165: Your baby can safely eat lamb. Lamb is one of my favorite baby-led weaning foods and in this episode I?m sharing how you can safely prepare lamb so that your baby can self-feed this important food from 6 months of age on.


If you?re intimidated by cooking meat - especially roasts - or if you?re not entirely convinced your baby can eat lamb, take a listen and learn how. I promise lamb is going to be one of your favorite go-to BLW 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.

 

GET THE QUICK-START GUIDE TO BABY-LED WEANING E-BOOK WITH GREAT TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED WITH SOLID FOODS: fortifiedfam.com/blwguide

 

FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP WITH THE 100 FIRST FOODS LIST: 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/165

2021-09-27
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Elimination Communication: Can Your Baby Go Diaper Free? with Andrea Olson

#164: Did you know babies can potty from birth? I had no idea until my guest Andrea Olson from @godiaperfree came on the podcast to educate us about Elimination Communication (EC). EC is a gentle, non-coercive way to respond to a baby?s natural hygiene needs...and Andrea is the diaper free GURU here to teach us how and why!

 

Just like babies have the desire and ability to feed themselves solid food when the time is right, babies are instinctual when it comes to pottying. Andrea argues that pottying your baby can make baby-raising cleaner, easier, MUCH more connected to you plus it?s better for the environment. If you think a self-feeding baby sounds exciting, I think you?ll love hearing about your self-pottying baby?s potential too!

 

 

 

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/164

2021-09-23
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Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of Katie Ferraro @babyledweanteam

#163: I love a good look at somebody?s else?s schedule...and in this episode I?m sharing a behind the scenes look into my typical daily routine. This is definitely out of my comfort zone because I would way rather be talking about feeding YOUR babies or interviewing other feeding experts...but in case you?ve ever wondered what raising 7 kids and running an online baby feeding business looks like on the inside (spoiler alert: it?s very messy!), then I hope you enjoy this quick peek into my daily routine.

 

 

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.

 

GET THE QUICK-START GUIDE TO BABY-LED WEANING E-BOOK WITH GREAT TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED WITH SOLID FOODS: fortifiedfam.com/blwguide

 

FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP WITH THE 100 FIRST FOODS LIST: 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/163

2021-09-20
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How to Use Sign Language to Improve Mealtime Communication with @signngrow Mary Smith

#162: Curious about communicating with your baby? especially during meal time? Today?s guest Mary Smith shares how sign language can be a fun and educational learning experience for both parent and baby!

 

Mary Smith @signngrow is a Licensed Educational American Sign Language Interpreter in Colorado with a degree in Deaf Studies. She is the founder and instructor at Sign ?n Grow where she teaches parents how to communicate with their babies early. 

 

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/162

2021-09-16
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Peanuts: How to Safely Offer Peanuts for Baby-Led Weaning

#161: Babies should be offered peanut protein early and often to help reduce the risk of peanut allergy later in life. But if thick globs of peanut butter are a choking hazard for early eaters, how do we safely feed babies peanuts? In this episode we?re going to look at a variety of preparation methods for making peanut foods safe for babies to eat. 

 

 

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.

 

GET THE QUICK-START GUIDE TO BABY-LED WEANING E-BOOK WITH GREAT TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED WITH SOLID FOODS: fortifiedfam.com/blwguide

 

FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP WITH THE 100 FIRST FOODS LIST (including yogurt): 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/161

2021-09-13
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Why White Rice Cereal Should Not Be Your Baby's First Food with Alan Greene, MD

#160: Did your doctor tell you to start solid foods with iron-fortified white rice cereal? Today?s guest Dr. Alan Greene is working hard to change the way physicians talk to parents and caregivers about starting solid foods...and he wants everyone to stop recommending white rice cereal as a first food for babies!

 

Dr. Alan Greene founded the White Out movement in 2010 to educate pediatricians and parents about the drawbacks of reliance on white rice cereal. In this episode he?s explaining the history of the White Out movement, the negative impact white rice cereal has on the transition to solid foods and suggestions for other wholesome starter foods that babies can safely 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/160

2021-09-09
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Feeding in Small Spaces: Baby-Led Weaning on a Boat with Genieva Davidson

#159: Could you raise your baby on a boat? Genieva and Jeremy Davidson are doing just that with their Baby Skylar. Skylar is 6 months + 2 weeks and she just started baby-led weaning. In this episode mom Genieva is sharing her thoughts after 1 week of baby-led weaning on a boat.

 

If you don?t have a big kitchen or many kitchen appliances, you can still offer your baby a variety of BLW foods. Genieva is sharing her tips on preparing whole grains and meat out of a very small kitchen and her biggest takeaways, wins and frustrations with feeding after 1 week of BLW on the boat.

 

 

FOLLOW SKYLAR?S FIRST 10 DAYS OF BLW ON A BOAT @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/

 

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/

 

SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:

https://blwpodcast.com/159


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.

2021-09-06
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How Premature Babies Can Succeed with BLW with @doctorterrimd Terri Major-Kincade, MD

#158: Calling all preemie parents. Have you been told that premature babies can?t do baby-led weaning? Well it?s not true and premature babies CAN successfully start solid foods using the baby-led weaning approach.


In this episode I?m joined by neonatologist and neonatologist Dr. Terri Major-Kincade. She provides critical care services to preterm and term infants in the NICU. Dr. Kincade runs a NICU follow up program where she sees premature babies getting ready to make the transition to solid foods.

 

Dr. Kincade is talking about the unique nutrient needs of premature babies, past medical experiences and trauma that may cause preemie babies to have food refusal, and what questions you should ask at your NICU follow-up appointment to ensure your premature baby is safely ready to start 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/158

2021-09-02
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Yogurt: How to Choose the Right Yogurt for Baby-Led Weaning

#157: Can babies eat yogurt? And why is yogurt ok if babies should not have fluid cow?s milk until they turn 1? In this episode we?re exploring the yogurt aisle, with tips on what to look for - and what to leave out - when you?re looking for a yogurt to offer your baby for 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.

 

GET THE QUICK-START GUIDE TO BABY-LED WEANING E-BOOK WITH GREAT TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED WITH SOLID FOODS: fortifiedfam.com/blwguide

 

FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP WITH THE 100 FIRST FOODS LIST (including yogurt): 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/157

2021-08-30
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I Didn't Do BLW with My First Baby(ies)...but Now I Want to with @theperfectmom Desiree Fortin

#156: What if you didn?t do BLW with your oldest baby or babies but now you want to try it out with this baby? Baby-led weaning is one of the VERY FEW things that appeals to a second-time mom...because oftentimes you?re working with a picky eater toddlers and you?d like to avoid that with your current baby.


Desiree Fortin was in the exact same boat: she did not do BLW with her triplets...heck, she didn?t even KNOW what baby-led weaning was. But when it came time for her daughter Cambria to start solid foods, she started hearing about baby-led weaning and decided to give it a whirl.

 

Inside of this episode Desiree is dishing on the biggest things that freaked her out when Cambria started baby-led weaning: knowing the difference between gagging and choking and how to introduce allergenic foods because they have a family member with food allergies.

 

If you?re on the fence about trying BLW for your baby...or if you?re worried you?re too late to start baby-led weaning, come hear Desiree?s story and her ENTHUSIASM for BLW that just oozes through the microphone! She?s on Instagram @theperfectmom & you?ll love her down-to-earth take on figuring out BLW the second time around (plus her inspiring message about why we are ALL the perfect moms for our kids!)

 

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/156

 

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2021-08-26
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Bitter Vegetables: How to Safely Feed Bitter Vegetables for Baby-Led Weaning

#155: Can babies eat bitter vegetables? Or is it dangerous to offer bitter foods to your baby? Babies benefit from a variety of taste and flavor exposures, including bitter vegetables. And a baby may need to see a food 10-15 times before he or she likes or accepts it...so don?t turn your back on bitter vegetables just because your baby has rejected these foods a few times!

 

In this episode we?re exploring bitter vegetables: why should we feed these foods to babies? How do you make bitter vegetables safe for babies to self-feed? What about nitrates in bitter vegetables, are they bad? Come listen to learn the what, when, why and how much about bitter vegetables for 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.

 

GET THE QUICK-START GUIDE TO BABY-LED WEANING E-BOOK WITH NO SALT BLW SEASONING GUIDE: fortifiedfam.com/blwguide

 

FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP WITH THE 100 FIRST FOODS LIST (including bitter vegetables!): https://babyledweaning.co/workshop

 

SPICE HOUSE AFFILIATE DISCOUNT CODE FOR SALT FREE BLW SPICES & SEASONINGS : KATIE10 at https://www.thespicehouse.com/ 

 

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/155

2021-08-23
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Pregnant and Starting Solids: Juggling Back-to-Back Babies with @mommylabornurse Liesel Teen, RN

#154: This one?s for the mamas who are doing that back-to-back baby thing! What if you?re pregnant but you?re still working on transitioning your existing baby to solid foods? Moms who find themselves in this situation have a unique set of needs as they need to nourish themselves, their growing baby and their older baby too!

 

Liesel Teen, RN from @mommy.labornurse is joining me in this episode to talk about what pregnant moms can do if they?re also dealing with an existing baby and trying to figure out baby-led weaning at the same time!

 

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/154

2021-08-19
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Zinc: How to Get Enough Zinc with Baby-Led Weaning Foods

#153: Zinc is kind of like iron?s lesser known micronutrient sibling. It?s not as talked about, but it?s role in growth and development for babies is really important. And while breastmilk and/or formula will meet your baby?s zinc needs for the first 6 months or so of life...it is important to start including zinc containing foods when you start baby-led weaning.

 

In this episode we?re looking at zinc and what it does for babies? growth and health...but also how you can offer foods that contain zinc to ensure your baby is getting enough zinc from 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/153

2021-08-17
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How Do I Know if My Baby Needs Feeding Therapy with @msdawnslp Dawn Winkelmann, MS, CCC-SLP

#152: When does a baby need feeding therapy? And how do I know if my baby needs feeding therapy? Even the phrase ?feeding therapy? strikes fear into the heart of parents and caregivers?but feeding therapy is not a bad thing! In this episode I?m interviewing baby-led weaning expert and feeding therapist Dawn Winkelmann, MS, CCC-SLP to explore feeding therapy for infants.

 

Dawn and I co-teach a number of baby-led weaning programs together, but in this interview we?re exploring feeding therapy for babies. What are the signs of feeding disorders? Is my baby?s feeding issue normal or would we benefit from feeding therapy? Dawn is also discussing the different types of feeding therapy and why some of her clients only need a few sessions before getting back on track with 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.

 

WHAT DO I FEED MY BABY AFTER AVOCADO, BANANA & SWEET POTATO?! https://bit.ly/3lfHd4S

 

FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop

 

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2021-08-12
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Whole Grains: How to Safely Feed Whole Grains for Baby-Led Weaning

#151: Can babies eat whole grains? Can they digest whole grains? Is it safe to offer whole grains? Yes, yes and yes! In this episode we?re looking at why whole grains are why they are an ideal alternative to refined grains for babies who are just starting solid foods with baby-led weaning.

 

If you are curious about how to make whole grains like quinoa, buckwheat, millet and kamut safe for babies to eat...this episode explains why you want to feed these foods, ideas on how you can make whole grains for babies to eat and tips on additional whole grains to add into your baby?s repertoire.

 

 

 

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2021-08-11
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Breastfeeding + BLW: How to Succeed at Both Simultaneously with Heather Dvorak, IBCLC

#150: Can you continue breastfeeding when you start baby-led weaning? Absolutely! And in this special episode Heather Dvorak, IBCLC joins Katie to talk about how to succeed at both breastfeeding and baby-led weaning simultaneously.

 

Heather Dvorak is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who helps parents succeed at breastfeeding in her private practice. But Heather is also a mom of 4 and has done baby-led weaning with all of her children. Heather and her 4 children also all have a myriad of food allergies, so her baby-led weaning journey has not always been an easy one!

 

In this episode Heather talks about strategies for continuing to breastfeed when your baby starts solid foods. She discusses transitioning to greater intake from food as breastfeeding sessions decrease in number and frequency. We talk about individualizing your breastfeeding + BLW goals and she shares tips for breastfeeding and chestfeeding parents who want to continue past baby?s first birthday.

 

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2021-08-05
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Pouches: Why Your Baby Doesn?t Need to Suck Pureed Food Out of Pouches with @msdawnslp Dawn Winkelmann, MS, CCC-SLP

#149: What are the drawbacks of using baby food pouches? In this episode I?m joined by pediatric swallowing expert and speech language pathologist Dawn Winkelmann, MS, CCC-SLP to talk about why your baby does not need to suck puree food out of a pouch. Ms Dawn and I are breaking down the limitations of pouches from cost, developmental and nutrition standpoints. While pouches are certainly convenient, their persistent use can actually inhibit your baby?s ability to achieve certain growth, nutrition and developmental milestones.

 

 

 

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WHAT DO I FEED MY BABY AFTER AVOCADO, BANANA & SWEET POTATO?!

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2021-08-02
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Avocado Day: How to Safely Feed Avocados for Baby-Led Weaning

Avocados are the ideal first food for baby-led weaning. That?s because when ripe they are the perfect texture for starting solid foods, you can cut them into strips that babies can pick up and self-feed and avocados are packed with nutrition. In this episode we?re celebrating National Avocado Day with a rundown of how to safely feed babies avocados for baby-led weaning. 

 

 

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2021-07-31
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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.

 

 

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2021-07-29
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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.

 

 

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2021-07-26
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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!

 

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2021-07-22
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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. 

 

 

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2021-07-19
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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.

 

 

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2021-07-15
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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. 

 

 

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2021-07-12
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Debunking the Biggest BLW Myths with Gill Rapley, PhD

#142: You should wait 3-5 days between introducing new foods. You should cut up food really small to reduce choking risk. Babies have to learn to chew before they swallow and baby-led weaning means no spoons and no purees. Myths about baby-led weaning are ENDLESS, and there?s nobody better than Gill Rapley to help debunk these BLW myths!

 

Gill Rapley is the co-author of the original baby-led weaning book and the founding philosopher of the baby-led weaning movement. In this episode Dr. Rapley is walking us through 5 ?legacy myths? (those that have been around since the first edition of her BLW book) and newer ?current myths? that have cropped up in recent years.

 

If you?ve ever wondered, ?I wonder what Gill Rapley would think about this?...? then this is the episode for you. We?re diving deep into the most persistent BLW myths and debunking them one by one...and these are Gill?s words: ?right from the horse?s mouth!?

 

 

 

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2021-07-08
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BLW Basics: Is My Baby Ready to Start Solid Foods?

#141: How do I know if my baby is ready to start solid foods with baby-led weaning? What are the reliable signs of readiness to self-feed that we should be looking out for as the baby approaches 6 months? In this episode as part of our BLW Basics series we?re going through the signs of readiness to start solid foods for babies.

 

 

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2021-07-05
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National Baby-Led Weaning Day: It's a Thing with Gill Rapley, PhD

#140: BLW Day...it?s a thing! And Gill Rapley, the founding philosopher of the baby-led weaning movement is here to help celebrate! 

 

The first ever NATIONAL BABY-LED WEANING DAY is July 1, 2021. But why? Well, July 1 is right at the 6 month mark in the calendar year. If your baby was born January 1, on July 1 your baby would be 6 months of age. In this episode Gill Rapley is going to explain the other reliable signs of readiness to eat that your baby should be demonstrating, but with BLW day we?re driving awareness to the importance of waiting until the 6 month mark to start solid foods.

 

We?re also chatting about the history of introducing solid foods and why historically doctors and health professionals have recommended starting before 6 months of age. And Gill and I discuss why we don?t celebrate this important readiness to start solid foods milestone in Western food culture...but how BLW Day can help us start doing so!

 

Happy Baby-Led Weaning Day and hope you enjoy this interview with Gill Rapley, co-author of the original BLW book and the lady who made it her mission to show us how many foods our babies can learn to eat if we just let them and wait until they?re ready to self-feed! 

 

 

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2021-07-01
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My BLW Baby at 12 Months Old: What Comes Next?

#139: What nutrition and feeding changes happen when your baby turns 1 year old? What foods should a toddler eat that are different than in infancy? In this episode we?re looking at your 12 month old baby-led weaning baby, who is about to not be a baby anymore! This episode covers topics about monitoring growth in the 2nd year of life, how to wean your baby off the bottle, how calorie and nutrient needs change (slightly) and the 2 biggest things that sabotage the toddler?s diet: milk and snacks.

 

 

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2021-06-28
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Mom-Shaming: How to Deal When Others Don't Get Your Feeding Choices with Chriselle Lim

#138 What do you do if other people don?t agree with the way you have decided to feed your baby? It can be especially hurtful when you?re feeling judged by other moms about doing baby-led weaning or bypassing traditional spoon-feeding.

 

In this episode Chriselle Lim is joining me to talk about how to deal when others don?t get why you are choosing to feed your kids a certain way. Chriselle is a stylist and digital content creator in the fashion, family and lifestyle space. Whether you have 1 follower or millions like Chriselle, it still hurts when people criticize your parenting decisions...but there are steps we can take to move past hurtful comments and criticisms that get in our way of raising independent eaters.

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2021-06-24
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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.

 

 

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2021-06-21
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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.

 

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2021-06-19
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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.

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2021-06-17
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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!)

 

 

 

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2021-06-14
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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

 

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2021-06-10
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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.

 

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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

2021-06-07
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CPR Skills that can Save Your Baby's Life when Choking with Brandon & Caitlyn Doersken

#132: What can you do to get ready for starting solid foods before your baby is ready? Take an infant refresher CPR course. Getting your infant CPR skills up to snuff is incredibly important when preparing to start solid foods and baby-led weaning. Choking is a very rare - but real - risk, and knowing CPR can save your baby?s life.

 

In this episode I?m interviewing Brandon Doersken, who along with his wife Caitlyn run an online CPR training institute. I?ve been a huge fan of their courses since COVID forced all learning online and having CPR skills gives you the confidence that you?ll know what to do if your baby does choke on food when starting solid foods.

 

If you?re just getting ready to start solid foods and you have not (yet) taken a refresher infant CPR course, come check out some of the benefits along with ideas on how to implement the safety information you?ll use when you also begin baby-led weaning with your 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:

www.blwpodcast.com/132

2021-06-03
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Dairy Free Cooking for Food Allergies Babies with Kathlena The Allergy Chef

#131: Are you struggling to cook for your family with food allergies? In this episode, I?m joined by Kathlena who is The Allergy Chef to talk all about dairy-free cooking. 

 

Kathlena has almost 200 allergies and intolerances and created The Allergy Chef to help families navigate cooking while considering food allergies. She and her team have published cookbooks, do nation-wide outreach, create free resources and recipes, and have a bakery! She dives into cross-contamination, substitutes for cooking, her own family food allergy story, and more!

 

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/131

2021-05-31
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Why Benadryl is Not the Best Idea when Introducing Allergenic Foods with @raisinggoodparents Phil Boucher, MD

#130: Do you need to have Benadryl at the ready when introducing your baby to solid foods? I?ve always recommended parents discuss with their pediatrician and know their baby?s Benadryl dose in the event they need to use it when introducing allergenic foods. But Dr. Phil Boucher has a much different take. He does NOT recommend using Benadryl and has some very good reasons why he prefers an alternative to have on hand when you?re starting solid foods.

 

In this episode I?m joined by pediatrician Phil Boucher, MD from @raisinggoodparents talking about all things Benadryl. Why do people refer to Baby Benadryl when there?s no such thing? Why is Benadryl so commonly mis-dosed and how can that be dangerous? What?s a better alternative to Benadryl when you?re offering potentially allergenic foods to your baby like eggs, milk and peanut, among others? 

 

If you?ve ever worried about what to do if your baby has an allergic reaction to food, Dr. Boucher has some really practical suggestions that will help ease your mind!



 

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/130

2021-05-27
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Exploring the Eczema & Food Allergy Risk Link with Rebecca Hartman, MD MPH

#129 Did you know that varying degrees of eczema in your baby can impact food allergy risk? In this episode dermatologist, BLW and food allergy mom Rebecca Hartman, MD, MPH is joining me to talk about how eczema and food allergy risk are linked.

 

Dr. Hartman is part of the Evereden skincare brand?s team of ?Moms in Medicine?. She?s helps co-create formulas and in this episode is also breaking down what ingredients you want to look for when selecting skincare (...and what to skip) because what you put ON your baby?s body is just as important as what you put IN it.

 

Get 15% off Evereden (excluding bundles & sunscreen) with code KATIEF15 (this is an affiliate code).

 

 

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/129

2021-05-24
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Introducing Allergenic Foods: Ask Us Anything with Ron Sunog, MD and Katie Ferraro, MPH, RDN, CDE

 

#128: There are no dumb questions when it comes to food allergy awareness! In this episode my colleague pediatrician Ron Sunog, MD and I are answering YOUR questions about introducing allergenic foods to your baby.


What if the parent has a food allergy, will the baby inherit it? How much of an allergenic food do you introduce in order for it to ?count?? What about feeding babies with peanut allergy peanut oil, how to handle reintroducing cow?s milk foods if baby had cow?s milk intolerance and lots more!


Dr. Sunog & I just launched our brand new food allergy program called EAT THE 8. It?s all about how to safely introduce your baby to the BIG 8 allergenic foods (+ sesame) and we?re also including a 4-week live Q&A component where program members can ask us any allergy related questions if you get stuck introducing these new foods to your baby.


You DON?T need to buy into expensive supplement powder programs to introduce allergenic foods. Babies can learn to eat allergenic foods & we can show you how. Check out EAT THE 8 program at www.foodallergyclass.com & come join us in this FOOD FIRST REVOLUTION!!!

 

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.

 

EAT THE 8 PROGRAM: PREVENTING FOOD ALLERGY WITH FOOD

www.foodallergyclass.com 

 

SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:

https://www.blwpodcast.com/128

2021-05-20
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How Do Vegan Families Introduce Potentially Allergenic Foods? with @plantbasedjuniors Alexandra Caspero, MS, RD and Whitney English, MS, RD

#127: How can babies be plant based and still meet their nutrient needs? In this episode I?m joined by Whitney English, MS, RD and Alexandra Caspero, MS, RD - two dietitians known collectively as @plantbasedjuniors.

 

Whitney and Alex are sharing their expertise about raising plant-based children, including how families who don?t eat animal products can introduce allergenic foods. 

 

The Big 8 allergenic foods (the 8 foods that account for about 90% of food allergy) include 4 animal foods...and whether or not and how to feed for vegan families can be a stickler.

 

Listen for tips on incorporating iron and other nutrient-rich foods in your baby?s diet, even if you don?t consume animal foods. Whitney and Alex also explain the difference between predominantly plant-based and vegan lifestyles and ways to introduce allergenic foods for babies of both types of diet patterns.

 

 

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.

 

EAT THE 8 PROGRAM: PREVENTING FOOD ALLERGY WITH FOOD

www.foodallergyclass.com 

 

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/127

2021-05-17
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EAT THE 8: How to Use Food to Prevent Food Allergy (...and skip the supplement powder stuff!)

#126: When did allergenic food introduction become about feeding babies supplements and powders and stick-packs? What about good old fashioned food? Research demonstrates that early introduction of allergenic foods helps prevent food allergies...but those studies were done with FOOD - not gimmicky subscription model supplement programs!

 

My fellow FOOD FIRST colleague, Dr. Ron Sunog and I have teamed up to bring you a really novel approach to preventing food allergy in your baby...wait for it...feed your baby actual FOOD! And our new program EAT THE 8: Preventing Food Allergy with Food shows you EXACTLY how to do that (safely) and is now open for enrollment.

 

If you?re interested in learning how to safely select, prepare and offer your baby the BIG 8 allergenic foods (plus sesame) - we?ve got a step-by-step road map for you, taught by 2 experts specializing in food and feeding. As long as your baby is 6 months of age + showing the other signs of readiness to eat, we can help your baby eat the allergenic foods in as little as 9 weeks.


You DON?T need to buy into expensive supplement powder programs to introduce allergenic foods. Babies can learn to eat allergenic foods & we can show you how. Check out EAT THE 8 program at www.foodallergyclass.com & come join us in this FOOD FIRST REVOLUTION!!!

 

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.

 

EAT THE 8 PROGRAM: PREVENTING FOOD ALLERGY WITH FOOD

www.foodallergyclass.com 

 

SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:

https://www.blwpodcast.com/126

2021-05-13
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Why are False Positive Results in Food Allergy Testing so Common? with David Stukus, MD

#125: Did you know that up to 50% of positive food allergy test results are false positives? Parents are ALREADY anxious about introducing allergenic foods and widespread testing when not indicated is making anxiety worse.

 

In this episode, leading allergist Dr. David Stukus is bringing us the TRUTH about food allergy testing: why it?s so rampant, why in most cases it?s not indicated and why FOOD and in-home oral food challenges are the best bet for ?testing? whether or not your baby is allergic to a food.

 

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 EAT THE 8 + MORE WORKSHOP WITH DR. RON SUNOG:

https://bit.ly/2ShQsVT

 

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/125

2021-05-10
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Interviewing my Mom: How She Didn?t Like BLW at First & Why She Changed

BONUS: Ever been told by your mom, ?Well, you were spoon-fed and you turned out just fine?!? SAME. It took my mom a LONG time to come around to baby-led weaning. 


In this special Mother?s Day episode I?m interviewing my own mom, Mary Clark, RD - aka Granny. We?re chatting about how she introduced solids with me 42 years ago, how that changed for her next 5 kids and what she REALLY thinks about baby-led weaning 20 grandkids later.

 

Happy Mother?s Day to all of you...you are doing a FABULOUS job feeding those babies & keep up the good work. I hope you enjoy this little chat with my mom. 

 

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/bonus/katiesmom

2021-05-07
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Using an Egg Ladder for Babies with Egg Allergy with Carina Venter, PhD, RD

#124: What if your baby has had an allergic reaction to egg? Is there ever the option that baby can eat eggs again? Yes. And an egg ladder may help.

 

Carina Venter, noted allergy researcher and dietitian is joining me to talk about using an egg ladder for babies with egg allergy. She is a member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines Group who recently published revised guidelines on the prevention and development of food allergy in infants and young children.

 

In this episode Carina is talking about why ladders are used more frequently outside of the US than in (she also published the first ever ladder for dairy, the MAP and subsequent iMAP) and how to talk to your practitioner if they?ve never heard of an egg ladder but you are interested in using an egg ladder.

 

Be sure to check the shownotes for this episode for all of the research documents and guidelines Carina is mentioning in this episode. It?s a lot. But if your baby has an egg allergy I think you?re really going to appreciate this interview with Carina Venter, PhD, RD.

 

SHOWNOTES at www.blwpodcast.com/124  



 

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/124

2021-05-06
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