Welcome to the Fortified Family! I’m Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom of 7 and I specialize in baby-led weaning. I’m passionate about feeding strong families and making food fun.
You probably know that your baby needs iron from outside sources starting around age 4-6 months. But not all iron is easily absorbed, so here are 3 easy ways to boost your baby’s iron absorption from foods.
I can’t get enough of all of the great feeding gear out these days you guys! This has been a great year with so many innovative new products, baby feeding gear and great foods to help promote self-feeding for our babies. Here are 12 must-haves!
I love a self-feeding baby as much as the next mom, but I know that many people are put off of baby-led weaning because of the mess. And while it’s not really possible - or practical - to create a totally mess-free environment, here are a few ways you can mitigate the mess with a BLW baby.
It’s full steam ahead with baby-led weaning in my house right now! Our 6-month old twins Gus & Hannah just started solids using the principles of baby-led weaning…but with a twist: self-feeding purees by spoon.
I fed my first child when she was just 4 months old, and I’ll be honest it felt too early. Now nearly 4 years later with babies #6 and 7 (boy-girl twins) coming up on 6.5 months, I want to share a little bit about why this time, I waited to feed these two.
By the time our babies hit the 6 month mark and were ready to start solid food, I was coming at feeding my squad with a whole new attitude, mindset and feeding philosophy...and it was called baby-led weaning.