20 minutes | Feb 26, 2020

Starting Solid Foods: Creating a Constellation of Flavors

For nearly the past century, many families in the Western world have automatically reached for jarred (or in more recent years, pouched) baby food when it comes time to introduce solid food to their infants. While there are certainly some brands that are more nutritious than others, in truth there is no reason not to simply share whatever food the rest of the family is enjoying for their meal.  Avocadoes, bananas, and cooked sweet potatoes are a great place to start, but many soft fruits or cooked vegetables can be mashed, mixed with a little breast milk or formula, and shared with your little one. Not only does this set the stage for healthy choices later in life, but your baby then takes part in the family mealtime experience, which is priceless.    Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line and leave guest suggestions https://bambinifurtuna.com/pages/podcast   or visit us on Social Media! https://www.instagram.com/bambinifurtuna/ https://www.instagram.com/agatharelotaluczo/ https://www.instagram.com/drgreene/   Quotes “Babies have more taste buds before they’re born than any other time in life.” [02:16] “Look at your kid, not the calendar, in terms of deciding when to [start solid foods], because their body tends to know.” [03:50] “We feed babies food not to see what they like but to teach them what to like.”   [13:03]   Big Ideas  How foods eaten during pregnancy can influence a baby’s food preferences later in life. [02:16] How to choose the first solid foods a baby will eat. [05:11] The safest ways to try foods that are potentially allergenic, and why trying them early on is ideal. [15:01]   Links Books Feeding Baby Green Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food   Studies Carrot Study Neanderthals and Weaning   Products Baby Food Mill
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