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

  • How her premature sister born at 26 weeks in the 1960s inspired Dr. Terri to become a neonatologist before she even knew what that was
  • Why she calls the weaning period “an eating experience” and what we can do to stop stressing that our premature baby isn't “getting enough” from baby-led weaning
  • Which nutrients may be lacking in the premature infant...and what foods you can be offering (and which ones to stay away from) if you're doing BLW with a premature baby
  • What types of anemia your premature baby may be at risk for...and what types of food you can feed once your baby has the hang of self-feeding to help lower risk
Katie Ferraro

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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 pediatrician 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.

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In this episode we’re talking about premature babies and how they can do baby-led weaning. Dr. Terri Major-Kincade is covering:

  • How her premature sister born at 26 weeks in the 1960s inspired Dr. Terri to become a neonatologist before she even knew what that was

  • Why she calls the weaning period “an eating experience” and what we can do to stop stressing that our premature baby isn't “getting enough” from baby-led weaning

  • Which nutrients may be lacking in the premature infant...and what foods you can be offering (and which ones to stay away from) if you’re doing BLW with a premature baby

  • What types of anemia your premature baby may be at risk for...and what types of food you can feed once your baby has the hang of self-feeding to help lower risk

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