Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 226 of The New Family Podcast, where we explore how to give kids a healthy foundation when it comes to their relationship with food.This episode we’re joined by esteemed parenting writer Teresa Pitman. Teresa has been writing about raising kids for more than 30 years, and she’s the co-author of several books, including Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Sweet Sleep. As a La Leche League leader, she has helped countless new parents with nursing their babies and is such an important advocate for and resource on breastfeeding and many other aspects of baby care. But today we’re going to talk about how the early days of feeding a baby can set the foundation for a healthy relationship with food down the line. Teresa touches on this in her latest book called Baby-Led Weaning, The Not-So Revolutionary Way to Start Solids and Make a Happy Eater.
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“There’s a quote from Ellyn Satter, who is a Canadian dietician – hers is a little longer but we’ve kind of adapted it for babies and the quote is that ‘Your job is to provide safe, nutritious food. Your baby’s job is to decide what and how much to eat.’ And I think if you can remember that and do your job and let the baby do the baby’s job, it’s just makes everything a lot easier. You avoid all the battles and stress that can happen in meal times. You kind of each stay in your lane; you provide the food and the baby decides what to do with it. And it just makes it a lot easier.”
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