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What Is Baby and Child Led Feeding?
Here at the Fortified Family, we are big fans of a baby and child-led approach to feeding. Not only is this the most natural way to introduce your baby to solids, but it’s easier, cheaper, safer and way less stressful than spoon feeding.
Baby led weaning is an approach to starting solid foods based on the premise that babies who feed themselves the wholesome foods provided by their parents:
Accept a much wider variety of foods throughout their lifetime
Avoid picky eating and
Even have lower rates of overweight and obesity as they get older.
Sounds great, right? A self-feeding baby?!
Our quadruplets: Charlie, Claire, Henry & Dillion
I’m Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, infant feeding specialist and mom of 7 (including a set of quadruplets and baby twins). I'm passionate about feeding strong families and making food fun.
I created Fortified Family to provide busy parents and caregivers with proven tools and simple steps needed to make good food fun and to fuel strong families.
As a mom and dietitian, I believe that eating together is an essential part of a strong family’s life...but I also know that good food doesn’t magically appear on the table by itself.
Through my work as a nutrition communications consultant, media spokesperson, TV personality, published author and most importantly - a mom - I’ve brought together a ton of great info here to help you feed your family in the best way possible.
Whether you’re exploring baby led weaning with an infant, seeking smarter snacks for school-aged kids or battling belligerent teenagers, the Fortified Family will give you strength and support to reassure you that you are not alone in trying to feed your family!
determine IF BABY-LED WEANING IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BABY