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159 – Baby Led Weaning – Actionable Tips to Help You Get Started

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Baby led weaning came to the rescue for Katie Ferraro and her family and you’ll hear all about her journey in this episode. Just try to imagine for a moment commencing your parenting journey and having 7 children aged less than 3 years of age to feed and look after! Can you even begin to imagine the daily stresses and mayhem! This is exactly what life delivered to this week’s guest, Katie Ferraro!

Katie had been struggling with feeding her first child only to discover that she was pregnant expecting another 4 babies at once! Yes, you’re not hearing things, quadruplets. Not surprisingly, her immediate worry was how was she going to feed another 4 needy little ones when she was struggling with just one!

During our chat you’ll hear Katie explain how she came across baby led weaning and utilised her background as a nutrition professor to develop her hundred first foods approach. You’ll hear Katie share many great tips and insights during our interview including:-

  • How a baby led weaning approach will save you both money and time.
  • How baby led weaning helps your baby to develop a foundational love of food!
  • Why snacks and too much milk are the biggest saboteurs of the toddler diet.

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About Katie Ferraro

Katie Ferraro

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RDN is a Registered Dietitian specializing in infant feeding and she is the foremost nutrition authority on baby-led weaning (BLW) in the United States. 

Katie is a mom of 7 and teaches nutrition at San Diego State University and hosts the top-rated parenting podcast BABY-LED WEANING with Katie Ferraro. Katie is the founder of the original 100 FIRST FOODS™ approach to baby-led weaning and her program has helped tens of thousands of parents, caregivers and healthcare providers give their babies a safe start to solid foods using baby-led weaning. More information at

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