Posts tagged baby led weaning
navigating the peanut gallery: How to deal with family and friends when talking about your feeding decisions

Are you ever feeling unsure with how to navigate family members that want to feed your child in a way you don’t agree with? This can be tricky to navigate: we want to make our loved ones feel heard, but ultimately we want them to value our beliefs and approach. Here are my 6 tips to navigating these challenging waters.

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Helping your child develop a healthy relationship with food (and what exactly that means)

When I talk about feeding in my counseling sessions and classes I always start with why. Why are we doing what we are doing when feeding children? What’s the outcome that we want? The bottom line is that it is almost always the same thing. We want our children to develop a healthy relationship with food, but what exactly does that mean?

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Sweet Potato and Coconut Breakfast Cookies

Last week, my husband was out of town.  I'm not sure if any of you can relate, but mornings can be stressful: getting both kids ready for school/ babysitter, making sure lunches are made, bags are back, and getting myself ready for work.  Anything I can do to make the mornings go a bit smoother is helpful.  I decided I wanted to have breakfast prepared prior to the morning.  We had been through all the standard breakfasts that week: cereal, frozen waffles, smoothies, and eggs.  I had a few sweet potatoes on hand, so these sweet potato cookies were born. 

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Baked Shrimp Patties

My daughter Alex is 9 months old and the only highly allergenic food we had not tried at this point was shell fish.  No particular reason, other than it was a bit more difficult to prepare than some of the others.  New research recommends that the top eight allergens (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and wheat) be introduced early as babies start on solid foods.  I had a bag of frozen shrimp and decided to try my hand at these patties.

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