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Combo Feeding: Can I Do BLW + Traditional Spoon-Feeding Together? with Gill Rapley, PhD

  • What combo feeding is and whether the combination of traditional parent-led spoon-feeding and baby-led feeding methods can still be defined as baby-led weaning.
  • How parents and caregivers can work to relinquish control in the feeding dynamic to allow babies to self-pace and drive the feeding experience. 
  • How incorporating spoons or purees into the baby-led weaning approach is possible when babies are self-feeding…but why it might look a little different than you've seen in other feeding situations!
Katie Ferraro

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Is it possible to “combine” baby-led weaning with traditional spoon-feeding? This approach is sometimes called “combination” or “combo feeding”. To celebrate episode 200 of the BABY-LED WEANING MADE EASY podcast I am honored to be joined by Gill Rapley, PhD, co-author of the original BLW book and founding philosopher of the baby-led weaning movement for this discussion. In this interview Gill shares her thoughts on what constitutes a “baby-led” approach to feeding, whether or not this can incorporate aspects of traditional parent-led spoon feeding, plus ideas on utilization of purees and spoons that you might be surprised to hear!

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode I’m interviewing Gill Rapley who discusses:

  • What combo feeding is and whether the combination of traditional parent-led spoon-feeding and baby-led feeding methods can still be defined as baby-led weaning.

  • How parents and caregivers can work to relinquish control in the feeding dynamic to allow babies to self-pace and drive the feeding experience. 

  • How incorporating spoons or purees into the baby-led weaning approach is possible when babies are self-feeding…but why it might look a little different than you’ve seen in other feeding situations!

ABOUT THE GUEST

  • Gill Rapley, PHD is the founding philosopher of the baby-led weaning movement

  • Co-author of the original baby-led weaning book called “Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide”.

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