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When can I start solids with Baby Led Weaning?

"My baby is six months or older doesn't sit unsupported, so I'm not feeding him solids yet." I hear this over and over in my Baby Led Weaning Facebook Group. There's seems to be this myth out...

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Help, my baby is not eating enough!

Are you worried that your baby is not eating enough food? Wondering how they subsist mostly on milk (or even air?!) some days?

Or maybe you just came from a visit to the doctor or health nurse,...

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Is Homemade Infant Formula Safe?

More than once I have been asked: “I can’t breastfeed, can I make my baby homemade infant formula instead of buying commercial formula?” It’s a very simple answer (although...

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Should you Delay Introducing Grains to your Baby?

I keep on hearing around the internet that babies should not be fed grains before age 1. Maybe age 2.  The reason given is that until that age, babies don’t make enough amylase, an...

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Baby Led Weaning on Global Calgary

Check out my appearance on Global Calgary for Calgary's Child Magazine. I was discussing Baby Led Weaning including why you would choose this method of introducing solids, the risks and how to...

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When to Start Solids

I’m often surprised by at hearing from moms that their under 4 month-old baby has started solids. Sometimes it’s even under doctor recommendation! How I would love to give some health...

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Gagging vs Choking

Watch my video discussing how to prevent gagging and choking here:

When introducing lumpy pureeds or finger foods to their baby, many parents are afraid of choking. Especially if their baby has a...

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Responsive feeding for baby

The newest Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants encourages "Responsive Feeding." This is based on baby's hunger and fullness cues. It also encourages offering some finger foods from age 6...

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5 Tips to Get Enough Iron when using Baby-led Weaning

One of the main concerns Health Professionals have with Baby-led Weaning (BLW) is the challenge of feeding your baby iron-rich foods when starting solids.  As much as I love BLW, the concern...

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Spices for Baby & Preventing Picky Eaters

Check out my interview (featuring two of my children as 'models!') from Global TV Edmonton. The clip also includes the owner of a spice shop, discussing how it's so great to introduce spices (other...

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