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Baby Led Weaning, by Rapley and Murkett (Book Review Pedcast)

Baby Led Weaning

by Rapley and Murkett

Vermilion Publishers-2008

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Who would have ever thought that feeding an infant solid foods, the way your great grandparents did, would be a cutting edge medical controversy in the 21st century–but it is. So says the authors of Baby Led Weaning, by  British authors Rapley and Murkett. 20th century western society has been all about controlling the introduction of solid food to babies when it is time for them to get more that breastfeeding can offer. It is generally accepted that solid foods, also called complimentary foods, are needed by babies for good growth beyond six months of age. Standard 20th century dogma says that these first foods should be pureed and fed to the infant on a spoon, by his or her parents, introducing one new food at a time, without the addition of spices, salt, or added flavoring that would be normally added to the food.  Home cooked fresh foods were the opposite of what  babies were expected to eat for much of the 20th century America.

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Baby’s First Solid Food: When and How (Pedcast)

This Pedcast is a must listen for parents with young infants.  Dr Smolen presents a referenced discussion of how and when complimentary foods (i.e. solids) should be introduced into your child’s diet.  Kick back and find out what the experts are thinking is best for your infant when it comes to infant nutrition.

 

SmoNotes:

1. Selected Complementary Feeding Practices and Their Association With Maternal Education

2. Solid foods: How to get your baby started – MayoClinic.com

3. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition – How did babies grow 100 years ago[quest]

 

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