These resources accompany my Udemy course on Feeding Your Little Ones. If you know of additional resources that may be helpful, please leave them in the comments here or under the discussion tab on Udemy. I hope you enjoyed the lectures; as usual I welcome your feedback, comments and questions.
- Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods – very useful if you plan on starting with baby-led weaning, although I think she’s a bit extreme in some ways. There’s nothing wrong with finger-feeding and doing purees as well, and I don’t know of any research that purees are actually harmful :).
- The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook– cookbook to accompany the previous title
- My Two-Year-Old Eats Octopus – How to raise an adventurous eater; a fast, fun read.
- Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father’s Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater – title pretty much says it all. Includes recipes.
- The Wholesome Baby Food Guide – Recently published guide to preparing your own healthy foods by the folks behind the Wholesome Baby Food website linked below.
- Fearless Feeding – Recently published, highly recommended for children of all ages.
- Wholesome Baby Food – great recipes and info on both making your own purees and finger feeding
- Kelly Mom – Starting Solids while breastfeeding; generally nice source of breastfeeding info in general although some references outdated
- Baby Led Weaning group on BabyCenter – see esp. their BLW FAQ post; good place to ask questions of other moms doing BLW
- Rapley weaning – a wealth of information from the woman who wrote the original book on BLW, again I don’t necessarily agree with all of her ideas about feeding (esp. re: never doing spoon feeding) and there are some good suggestions here.
Key Academic Papers
- Optimal Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Aug 15;8:CD003517. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003517.pub2.
- Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Report of the NIAID-Sponsored Expert Panel. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Volume 126, Issue 6, Supplement , Pages S1-S58, December 2010
- Effects of Early Nutritional Interventions on the Development of Atopic Disease in Infants and Children: The Role of Maternal Dietary Restriction, Breastfeeding, Timing of Introduction of Complementary Foods, and Hydrolyzed Formulas. Pediatrics Vol. 121 No. 1 January 1, 2008 pp. 183 -191
- Infant Botulism: Am Fam Physician. 2002 Apr 1;65(7):1388-1393.
- Ontogeny, growth and development of the small intestine: Understanding pediatric gastroenterology. World J Gastroenterol. 2010 February 21; 16(7): 787–799.
- Age at First Introduction of Cow Milk Products and Other Food Products in Relation to Infant Atopic Manifestations in the First 2 Years of Life: The KOALA Birth Cohort Study: Pediatrics Vol. 122 No. 1 July 1, 2008, pp. e115 -e122
- Timing of Initial Exposure to Cereal Grains and the Risk of Wheat Allergy. Pediatrics Vol. 117 No. 6 June 1, 2006, pp. 2175 -2182
Peanut allergy: an evolving clinical challenge.Discov Med. 2011 Oct;12(65):319-28.
Articles for the Lay Person
- Palate & Food Memories Shaped Before Birth – via NPR news
- Infant Development – visuals & info, cool stuff!
- Infant 1st Aid for Choking – illustrated guide from BabyCenter
- AHA video Rescue for Choking Baby – YouTube video
- Does baby need iron? – from Kellymom and FAQ on Vitamin Supplementation from La Leche League
Remember to introduce whole foods one at a time. Once you’ve done that, combine at will and have fun! Here are some recipes to get you started. Please comment below if you’d like to contribute any ideas. I’d love to know what your little one enjoys.
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts (use the same method to roast other hearty veggies like carrots, potatoes, winter squash, etc)
- Baked Oatmeal
- Guacamole (leave out onions at first)
- How to Bake Apples, Peaches, Plums, Bananas, etc
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