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[Podcast] Marsha: “Pre-Feeding Skills: What Can My Baby Do Before Beginning Solid Foods?”—Baby Led Weaning Podcast

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It’s been many years since I co-wrote the textbook now known as Pre-Feeding Skills, but these milestone have only gotten more important! In this interview I join registered dietitian Katie Ferraro at Baby Led Weaning and share some activities parents & their baby can engage in even before they’re ready to start solid foods. From mouthing objects, to high chair positioning and sitting, playing and reaching, these are accomplishments every baby is going to achieve so they can independently self-feed.


December 15, 2022—Pre-Feeding Skills: What Can My Baby Do Before Beginning Solid Foods? with Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA

Episode Description

In this episode we’re talking about:

  • Why mouthing objects is such an important pre-feeding skill and how teethers can help your baby transition to food
  • How babies learn to sit up on their own and why this is so important for swallowing safety
  • What you can do to help your baby who might not feel safe or comfortable in their high chair at first

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!