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.
Babies who are exposed to the greatest variety of foods, flavors, tastes and textures - early and often - are more likely to be independent eaters and avoid picky eating. But how do you introduce a tricky taste like goat’s cheese? I reviewed the new Snack Puffs with Goat Cheese from Kabrita to find out.
If there’s an area of infant feeding I get asked about daily, it’s how to safely introduce potentially allergenic foods to babies. You guys sent me ALL of your questions, and I sat down with Dr. Ron Sunog - pediatrician and author of “Eat the Eight” - for a live Babies & Food Allergy Q&A video, featured here.
What do you do if your baby’s iron levels come back low? Here’s a rundown of my daughter Hannah’s course with low iron levels at her 12-month pediatrician well-check, why I declined supplemental iron drops and how we used food to help bump her hemoglobin level back up.
Helping your baby transition to solid foods is an exciting - but scary process. When it comes to choking prevention and intervention, the ONE thing you can do to ensure your baby is starting solid foods safely is to take an infant CPR course.
I’m a big believer that preparing wholesome food for your family shouldn’t cost a lot. Here are 10 of my favorite baby-led weaning kitchen tools that I hope will help you and your baby save some serious time and stress as you start solid foods.
Have you heard about the “Big 8”? They’re the 8 foods that account for about 90% of food allergy in North America. In this post I sit down with Ron Sunog, MD author of “Eat the Eight” to learn more about why parents aren’t actually offering babies allergen foods early and often.
The one time I don’t like babies? When they’re cutting teeth! Teething messes EVERYTHING up…including that new solid food schedule you’re trying out. But check out this frozen teether treats recipe to soothe your baby’s aching gums.
Starting solid foods means some serious changes are coming to a baby’s diaper near you! Constipation is a very real - and really challenging - side effect of moving away from a liquids-only diet. Why is your baby constipated? Is it even a problem? And if so…what can you do?