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How did Baby-Led Weaning Get its Name? with Gill Rapley, PhD

  • Brief history on how the baby-led weaning name came about.
  • Certain vocabulary or words that surround the baby-led approach which may be understood differently.
  • The difference between “conventional feeding” & “baby-led weaning” and how the term “traditional feeding” is dependent on culture.
Katie Ferraro

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Ever wondered why baby-led weaning was called “baby-led weaning”? To answer this question, I went ahead and asked the creator herself! In this episode I am joined by Gill Rapley, PhD, co-author of the original BLW book and founding philosopher of the baby-led weaning movement. In this interview Gill shares her reasoning behind why she chose to coin the method “baby-led weaning” and why she finds certain vocabulary to be more or less appropriate to use in the feeding environment.

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

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

  • Brief history on how the baby-led weaning name came about.

  • Certain vocabulary or words that surround the baby-led approach which may be understood differently.

  • The difference between “conventional feeding” & “baby-led weaning” and how the term “traditional feeding” is dependent on culture.

ABOUT THE GUEST

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

  • She has a background in midwifery, public health nursing & breastfeeding counseling

  • Gill is the co-author of the original baby-led weaning book along with Tracey Murkett.

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