Episode #92: Born To Eat (BLW) with Leslie Schilling, RDN

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In this episode, Stephanie brings Leslie Schilling, RDN on the show for a deeper diver into baby led weaning, from a registered dietitian’s perspective.

Leslie shares insights from her book, Born To Eat, which includes age-based advice, step-by-step instructions, help for parents, and easy recipes so you can ensure that your infant is introduced to healthy and tasty food as early as possible.

We dive deeper into the science behind this feeding philosophy–sharing notes from our personal and professional experience. If you’re about to start feeding your little one, are currently feeding your little one and considering this approach, or are a caregiver this is a great listen so you can understand why moms are turning to this style of infant feeding.

Enjoy the listen!

Topics Discussed

  • Why she co-authored Born To Eat and how it’s different from other BLW resources
  • When to start BLW and evidence behind when to introduce solids
  • How to know if your child is eating enough
  • Introducing food allergens
  • Food allergy and intolerance testing
  • Specific nutrient needs at different ages
  • If added salt is a problem
  • How to implement the principles of BLW at your daycare and with family
  • What a typical day of eating looks like for Leslie’s kids


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