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Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for! Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian, baby-led weaning expert and mom of 7 helps you get a SAFE start to solid foods using baby-led weaning. Baby-led weaning helps your baby become an independent eater & prevents picky eating. Join Katie for easy-to-implement infant feeding tips and tricks that will build confidence in your baby’s ability to safely start solid food and self-feed!
 
The Chirp with Daren Millard will feature free-flowing conversations with NHL players, coaches, executives and respected media members. Daren will cover the biggest NHL topics like only he can, drawing on his and his guest’s unique perspective on the best sport in the world. Smart takes, spirited debates and plenty of laughs, The Chirp is a must-listen for any NHL fan.
 
The Natural Health Influencer Podcast is your go-to health and wellness resource. Fueled by Vista Magazine, we feature natural health experts specializing in a variety of fields as they answer your biggest health questions.With a focus on nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, green living, sustainability, and natural health, we provide our listeners with the tools and information needed to create a healthier lifestyle. Hosted by nutrition expert and author Allison Tannis of @deliciouslygeeky, wit ...
 
The Sports Gig Podcast is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about opportunities in the sports media field. Learn the latest trends from interviews with sports media professionals around the United States. Guests will include people in the sports industry who create content for media outlets, teams, leagues, and organizations. The show is hosted by Dr. Chris Bacon, who is an assistant professor at Middle Tennessee State University. His professional experience includes over 10 years ...
 
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#255: I love a good failure reflection and this episode is FULL of it for you. If I were starting baby-led weaning all over again, here are 5 things I would do differently. In order to bring you this episode, I went BACK into my phone to the very first few weeks of doing BLW with my baby quadruplets and cringed SO HARD at my mistakes. My focus as a…
 
#254: How does my baby learn to chew and swallow food? In this episode Dawn Winkelmann, MS, CCC-SLP is explaining everything you ever wanted to know about how babies learn to chew and swallow food. Dawn @msdawnslp is a baby-led weaning expert and product designer for ezpz. The baby-led weaning products she designed for babies 6-12 months mentioned …
 
Episode Description: Kim Konte founded Non-Toxic Neighborhoods, a company devoted to protecting children from synthetic pesticides. Non-Toxic Neighborhoods works to make organic and regenerative management the “norm” and not the “exception.” Their organization and advisors believe that it should be a basic human right that children are protected fr…
 
#253: How much salt or sodium is safe for babies to eat? In the United States we do not have clear-cut, evidence-based guidance for upper limits of sodium for infants…but other countries do have some standards for salt. In this episode we’re looking at what other countries’ nutrition and health bodies recommend as far as the amount of salt that bab…
 
#252: Commercially prepared infant formula is a safe and effective substitute for human milk. Homemade infant formula has been linked to documented, serious injuries and negative health outcomes in babies. In this episode Farryl Bertmann, PhD, RDN joins me to talk about the risks and dangers of homemade infant formulas. Farryl Bertmann is a Senior …
 
#251: Cutting foods the right shape and size is important for safe swallowing in baby-led weaning. In this episode I’m sharing some convenient kitchen tools for making BLW foods safe - many of which you probably already have in your kitchen! Cutting Products Mentioned in this Episode include: OXO grape cutter Crinkle cutter Pineapple corer Egg slic…
 
#250: DYK 72% of packaged baby food snacks in the UK make claims about baby-led weaning? But are packaged baby foods healthier than real foods? Can you believe the health claims on pouches and other processed baby foods? In this episode I’m joined by researcher Ada Lizbeth Garcia, PhD who studies the impact of misleading marketing claims on baby fo…
 
Episode Description: Jo Schaalman is the co-founder of The Conscious Cleanse, a 14-day cleanse to help others live a full and vibrant life through food and lifestyle changes. Jo received her Masters from the Nutrition Therapy Institute and felt called to help others who think healing is out of their reach after her own experience of managing chroni…
 
#249: Which foods should I start with for baby-led weaning? What are the best FIRST FOODS for my baby? Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for and in this episode I’m sharing some tips for how to select the first foods you offer your baby. Other episodes mentioned in this mini BLW training episode: Episode 185 “6-7 Months Old…
 
#248: Does your baby have a preference for sweet foods? What flavors of foods are best to offer baby? In this episode we are exploring how babies develop taste and flavor preferences during infancy with Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP. Dr. Ross is a neonatal feeding and pediatric feeding development expert who developed the SOFFI method: Supporting Oral Fe…
 
Daren closes out the 2021-22 season with John Shannon (1:00) and Paul Maurice (25:50). Shannon breaks down all the early free-agency moves, including Johnny Gaudreau signing with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the trades made by the Carolina Hurricanes, the Pittsburgh Penguins re-signing Letang and Malkin, the goalie moves made by the Toronto Maple Lea…
 
#247: Looking for ways to know if baby-led weaning is going well for your baby? Feeling like you’re about to throw in the towel because you don’t know if it is working? In this episode I am going to redefine what a win and a success is when doing BLW. So do not stress because you will learn about three clear signs that you and your baby are success…
 
#246: You can’t “buy your way out” of the heavy metal in baby food conversation. Heavy metals like lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury are present in whole foods that we modify for baby-led weaning. In this episode I’m interviewing Charlotte Brody, RN and Jane Houlihan from Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF). Their landmark 2019 study “What’s in M…
 
Episode Description: Natalie Holloway is the co-founder of the hip fitness equipment brand, Bala. Natalie started Bala with her husband, Max, in early 2020. In this episode, Kelly and Natalie chat about how she started Bala, how she manages her role in a growing company and motherhood. Natalie shares how important the weekend is for family time and…
 
#245: Interested in going on a BLW grocery haul with ME? This is your opportunity to plan ahead and shop for groceries that are the most appropriate to offer your baby during baby-led weaning. In this episode, we will be touching on WHAT to look out for when you are at the grocery store, HOW to plan and WHERE to start on the list of foods that you …
 
#244: A WIC mom who found ways to turn her WIC-approved foods into easy, budget-friendly recipes is turning heads! In case you are not familiar, WIC is the US Department of Agriculture’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, a program that is designed to offer nutritious food and nutrition education to income-elig…
 
We tend to think a lot about mental health and often overlook brain health. Well, not today! If you've ever felt like your brain is lacking energy, if you are worried about neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, or perhaps you’ve had a few concussions, then this is the episode for you! Today, we are joined by Matthew Bennett, t…
 
#243: Finding yourself hesitant to start baby-led weaning with your baby because of the constant feeding push-backs you encounter as a parent? Feeling a bit overwhelmed because of the fear of watching your baby gag when eating? Preparing for what is to come and understanding the natural process of transitioning to solid foods will help a parent bec…
 
Episode Description: Dr. Leedia is a biological dentist based in Beverly Hills California. She focuses on women's dental health and early childhood dental education. Her mission is to bring women's dental health to the table through education and empowerment. She is creating a liaison between the medical world and the dental world, creating the abi…
 
It is time to start living your better life, and seaweed can help you do it! Believe it or not, seaweed has what it takes to alleviate a range of health issues as well as cosmetic benefits. In fact, scientific studies have shown the massive health benefits that seaweed has to offer but is it probably more complicated than you think. Here today to t…
 
#242: Here it is again…the second annual BABY-LED WEANING DAY! The mid-year mark, July 1, was chosen to recognize and celebrate a baby’s ability to feed themselves and I wanted to provide you with ways to do just that! In this episode I will share five different options for parents to be able to celebrate this special day along with family and thei…
 
Daren is joined by Andrew Cogliano of the Colorado Avalanche to talk about his journey to winning the Stanley Cup, the celebration that immediately followed in Tampa Bay and how a "unique" hotel room number led to Nathan MacKinnon's comfort ahead of Game 6. He also discusses the nifty equipment modification that allowed him to play with an injured …
 
#241: Ever wondered why baby-led weaning was called “baby-led weaning”? To answer this question, I went ahead and asked the creator herself! In this episode I am joined by Gill Rapley, PhD, co-author of the original BLW book and founding philosopher of the baby-led weaning movement. In this interview Gill shares her reasoning behind why she chose t…
 
#240: Wondering what the best baby-led weaning gear is for your baby? When it comes to baby gadgets or feeding essentials there are endless possibilities to choose from. To avoid unnecessary purchases, Jennifer LaBracio who is the expert and baby gear editor at Babylist joins me to talk about the must-have baby-led weaning gear for parents whose ba…
 
Do you want to get healthy but find the broad range of supplements confusing? Then this episode is for you! Today, we give listeners the insider scoop and expert advice on sports supplements. Learn which ones are good for pre-workout, post-workout and everything in between. To help us learn more about the subject is Jim McMahon, an industry expert …
 
Daren is joined by Ray Ferraro to talk about various Stanley Cup Final storylines, working his first Cup Final on television (13:20), trade secrets he's learned from working between the benches and life on the road. Ferraro dissects the goalie decision that Jared Bednar faces ahead of Game 4 and marvels at Andrei Vasilevskiy.... Ray has Vasy pretty…
 
#239: Looking for ways to offer your baby an easy, yet balanced breakfast meal? This is the episode for you! It’s not unusual for parents to stress over the idea of preparing breakfast for their babies and the question is often: WHAT can I give my baby for breakfast? In this episode we are diving into breakfast ideas for baby-led weaning, looking i…
 
Daren is joined by Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau to get the coach's perspective on the Stanley Cup Final after Game 1. Boudreau worked for the NHL Network before getting hired by the Canucks so he put back on his analyst hat to talk about the storylines surrounding the Cup Final, the matchups between the Avs and Lightning, the goalten…
 
#238: Is choking serious business? Of course it is! Although rare, choking is a real risk and a primary concern for all parents when starting their baby on solids. To help ease this anxiety, I am joined by Brandon Doerksen who is the founder of Thrive Training Institute which is an online CPR program aiming to help parents gain knowledge and confid…
 
If you are the parent or caregiver of a fussy eater, this episode is going to change your life! So much we thought we knew about mitigating fussy eating is wrong, and today’s guest, Noelle Martin, is here to share strategies that actually work. If you’ve been using certain foods as rewards for eating other foods, or pressuring your children to eat,…
 
#237: Worried that your baby’s grandparents may never be on-board with baby-led weaning? You’re a grandparent feeling anxious that your grandchild is skipping purees? In this episode, I am joined by two grandmas who will share their personal experiences with baby-led weaning their grandchildren and what convinced them to jump on the BLW wagon. Get …
 
Daren welcomes in Mike Rupp to talk about the Avalanche advancing to the Stanley Cup Final (2:50), Cale Makar entering the "top player in the world" conversation (5:00) and the mental challenges that players face when shooting against elite goalies (18:30). He also goes into detail as to why he was double drafted (13:00)... it's quite an interestin…
 
Conventional agriculture isn’t working; it’s time to go back to our roots! Angela Ferraro-Fanning is a permaculture farmer, which means she grows produce in a holistic and ecologically balanced way that mimics nature. In today’s episode, Angela explains how this approach (which is gaining traction across the world) allows soil, plants, and animals …
 
#236: Having our babies reject food at mealtimes almost always turns into a stressful situation. The question is, should you offer your baby food and patiently wait for acceptance or demand that they eat it? To answer this question, I am joined by Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, M.Ed., FAOTA, a pediatric occupational therapist who has spent over fifty ye…
 
#235: How can I switch my baby’s feeding schedule so they eat solids before offering milk? Will my baby need to drink less bottles when eating more food? As a baby nears the one year mark, it is important to prepare them for the transition into cow’s milk by switching solids before milk feeds but also gradually reducing the amount of milk that they…
 
#234: Why is my baby so upset during mealtimes? How can I make feeding less stressful? An upset baby often results in a stressed-out parent, especially during mealtimes. Inadvertently our emotions can also trigger an upset baby but it is necessary for parents to co-regulate with their babies to allow them to develop their ability to cope and deal w…
 
If you ever struggle with bloating, this episode is for you! Today we are joined by expert digestive health holistic nutritionist Shannon Babic to help you beat the bloat and feel great in your body again. In this episode, she explains what bloating is, the difference between “regular” bloating and chronic bloating, and some of the many common food…
 
Episode Description: Do you know where your meat comes from? Do you know what it's fed, injected with, or what quality of life it experiences? Rob McDaniel is the co-founder of Primal Pastures, a farm and online shop that offers the highest quality meat, fish, and miscellaneous food products with the belief that we should all be able to answer thes…
 
#233: Can I travel with a baby-led weaning baby? The answer is yes! Hitting the road with your baby does not need to turn into a road battle; in fact, there are lots of ways to make feeding a baby while traveling much easier and less stressful. In this episode I am walking you through some basic tips on WHERE, HOW and WHAT you can do when you are f…
 
Daren is off the injured list and is joined by his pal Nick Kypreos to talk about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the Toronto Maple Leafs failure to advance past the first round, the decisions surrounding the Panthers head coaching position and the potential landing spots for Barry Trotz. The two debate who they'd take right now.... McDavid or …
 
Parenting can be a major challenge to navigate; just when you think you’ve got it, the kids change course and suddenly, you need a new tactic. However, short-term tactic changes will not help you in the long term. You need a long game parenting plan! If you’ve ever had a parenting conundrum or needed some help navigating this windy road that is you…
 
#232: Can I offer my baby canned tuna? Does all tuna contain mercury? Well Consumer Reports has issued an important wake-up call for the topic of mercury in tuna and its safety for babies and pregnant women. In this episode we are joined by Michael K. Hansen, PhD, he is the Senior Scientist at Consumer Reports who will be discussing the current saf…
 
Episode Description: Robby Besner is a wellness advocate, scientist, inventor, and founder of Therasage. Therasage's mission is to create high-quality infrared sauna and detox products that are more affordable and accessible to everyone. In this episode, Kelly and Robby chat about the importance of detoxing in today's environment. Robby covers how …
 
#231: How can I offer my baby the BIG 9 allergenic foods? What are some of the safer ways to prepare allergenic foods while baby-led weaning? In this episode I am sharing some of my favorite allergenic food recipes that are great for introducing the big nine foods that account for about 90% of food allergies. In my mini-course that I co-teach with …
 
#230: What is FPIES? How do I know if my baby has FPIES? Although food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome is a very rare food allergy reaction in babies, it is important for parents to understand the difference between an IgE and non IgE mediated allergy, as they are often mistaken for the other. In this episode, I am joined by a global expert …
 
Seafood is an incredible source of two very important omega fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These fatty acids have a wide range of health benefits, from their anti-inflammatory properties to their ability to enhance your mood! We should be eating more fish, but unfortunately, the commercial fishing industry is largely unsustainable. Today’s guest is part…
 
#229: In recent months, there has been a downpour of information that has been released in regards to the current formula recall which has resulted in a considerable amount of formula shortages. In this episode, I am joined by researcher and writer Helena Bottemiller Evich who is the senior food and agriculture reporter at Politico and has followed…
 
Be warned: today’s episode is going to make you drool! In part two of my discussion with Health And Wellness Coach, Melissa Amato, she shares the inside scoop on some recipes which will help you make the switch to a (more) plant-based diet. Missy takes us on a journey from breakfast to dinner and dessert, explaining the health benefits of everythin…
 
#228: How can I help lower the risk of food allergies for my baby? Why should babies be introduced to foods early and often? Can allergenic foods be prepared safely for my baby?...In this episode I am sharing some of the best allergy prevention tips from five different feeding experts who specialize in food allergy research and practice. Listen and…
 
#227: Did you know that babies may have a window of opportunity to prevent allergies in the future? The new and emerging data on infant allergy states that early and often introduction of foods to babies may help prevent food allergies in the long run. In this episode, I am joined by leading allergist Dr. Stukus who gives us insight on this window …
 
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