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Born to Eat: Whole, Healthy Foods from Babys First Bite Paperback – May 16, 2017
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What comes over in this easy-to-read book is that moving on to solid foods should be a positive experience, and that we can trust our babies to know their own bodies. By choosing healthy foods and being present and purposeful at shared family mealtimes, we can feel confident to sit back and let our children make their own discoveries and decisionsbecause we are all Born to Eat.” Gill Rapley, PhD, coauthor of Baby Led Weaning
"Born to Eat is the what to expect’ for infant feeding. From evidence-backed recommendations to real-life anecdotes, the authors deliver simple, key steps for nurturing healthy families with simple, wholesome foods. This is the go-to guide for fostering infants and families who love food and recognize the powerful relationship it has in family life." Katie Ferraro, RDN and founder of InGrain Health
Problem solved! Born to Eat is like a trustworthy friend showing you the ropes of feeding your infant with love and compassion. As new parents, we care deeply about doing what's best for baby, but food can be especially overwhelming. Read this book and experience the joys of watching your child explore eating with curiosity and engagement. Leslie and Wendy Jo give you the information you need and the permission to make it work for your family through the years.” Rebecca Scritchfield, author of Body Kindness
"Born To Eat is a must-read for anyone thinking about trying baby-led weaning. It's a practical guide that provides simple, actionable steps for each stage of the process and addresses all of the common questions and fears that many parents have.” Lindsay Livingston, RD, founder of The Lean Green Bean blog
"Born to Eat emphasizes two of the most important aspects of child feeding that also happen to be lacking in our society today: connection and trust. Leslie and Wendy Jo combine their professional experience with their parenting wisdom to remind us that feeding our children is supposed to be a simple, fun, and nurturing experience, rather than one of stress, guilt, and worry. Born to Eat protects a child’s ability to self-regulate their intake and nurtures their innate curiosity of food. For any parents considering the baby-led weaning approach or an approach that fosters a healthy relationship with food for the entire family, Born to Eat is a must!" Lindsay Stenovec, MS, RD, CEDRD, owner of Nutrition Instincts & founder of The Nurtured Mama Club
"The bottom line is that parents are working too hard to feed their babies. It should be fun! Not intimidating. Let your baby explore and learn from experience on their own time. And if you think about it . . . the healthiest foods―foods in their whole, unprocessed form―are actually the easiest to self-feed! Born to Eat is a resource that every parent needs on their shelves." ―Sidney Fry, MS, RD, James Beard award-winning food writer and nutrition expert
About the Author
Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN is a nationally recognized registered dietitian & nutrition expert. She’s been featured in Women’s Health, BuzzFeed, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, USNews, and on HGTV. Leslie is a self-proclaimed anti-diet dietitian who teaches health through self-care and pleasurable eating. When she’s not cooking with her family, she’s likely shopping for ingredients near her home in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Prior to reading Born to Eat, I read all the available books on BLW and although I had all the information possible, I still had many questions! Born to Eat clarified EVERY single question I had! The visuals are phenomenal. We have been following a mostly self feeding approach for my daughter for 3 months now while traveling the world and she has been able to eat safely and happily in every country and restaurant we have visited. So grateful for the fact that these mommas clearly wrote this as they lived it with their kiddos and wrote an easy and life changing book! If you love family meals, restaurants and adventurous eaters this book is for you!
Today he is almost two years old and he eats a variety of foods, we cook nothing different for him and he eats at the table to share this special time with us. He started to be part of the preparation of food and I think all starts from the fact that we respect his intuition selecting the amount of food he needs to eat and he has the confidence to eat on his own.
I truly recommend this book!! We love it!