[Podcast] Marsha: “Stay in Your Lane: Parent & Baby Roles in Infant Feeding”—Baby Led Weaning Podcast

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Oftentimes it is common for parents to feel the need and responsibility to manage what, when, and how much their babies eat—but in reality a parent and a baby have different jobs! In this interview I join registered dietitian Katie Ferraro at Baby Led Weaning we talk about how roles build a stronger feeding relationship.


February 24, 2022—206. Stay in Your Lane: Parent & Baby Roles in Infant Feeding with Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA

Episode Description

In this episode we discuss:

  • Roles or jobs that both parents and babies should fulfill as a baby transitions to solid food and gradually learns how to eat
  • The importance of creating positive experiences for babies during their time that they are being introduced to solid foods so that they can find the table to be an enjoyable place to be in
  • Common unintentional parent decisions which can cause a baby to have an issue with food or feeding when not given the opportunity to make the decision themselves and some tips on how to prevent “getting out of your lane” during the feeding role

About The Host

Katie Ferraro is a Registered Dietitian specializing in baby-led weaning and a mom of 7. She is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of San Diego and a self-proclaimed baby-feeding fanatic!