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Starting your baby on solids is one of the most confusing and daunting tasks for new parents — What foods should you start with? Which is better, purées or baby-led weaning? And for the love of organic pumpkin, how MUCH food should you give them?!

Joining us with all the answers is Luka McCabe — the creative force behind Boob to Food.

Tune in to hear her epic advice around introducing allergens, the BEST ‘first foods’ for maximum nourishment, how to tell if your bubba is ready for solids, the supplements she recommends for ALL babies (whether they’re plant based or omnivores), how to create beautiful routines and rituals around meal times (and why this is so important for kids), genius advice to know how much food your little one needs, and why it’s *never* too early to start building positive nutritional habits.

About Luka McCabe

Luka McCabe is the creator and owner of Boob to Food, an online education resource that helps parents start their babies on solid foods. She is a Registered Midwife, Registered Nurse, Certified Nutrition Consultant, Parenting Educator and mother of three.

Luka is passionate about postpartum and infant nutrition. She believes that by setting up good eating foundations at an early age, we can avoid bad habits later in life — and in turn, hopefully avoid the many preventable diseases now prevalent in our society.

Her focus is on whole foods that are nutrient dense, easy to prepare and enjoyable for the whole family. She shares her incredibly useful tips, techniques and strategies, along with drool-worthy recipes, on her website and Instagram account: @boobtofood.

In this episode we chat about:

    • The surprising path that led Luka to become passionate about infant and postpartum nutrition (03:11)
    • The tell-tale signs that show your baby is ready for solids (09:14)
    • Why it’s so crucial to establish routines and rituals around food and meal times (18:01)
    • Struggling to decide between purées and baby-led weaning? Here’s how to choose the right method for you and your baby (27:03)
    • Not sure how much food you should feed your bub? You will LOVE this approach! (41:02)
    • The three BEST ‘first foods’ for babies (Plus: her amazing advice around supplements, including the best picks for plant-based babies) (50:38)
    • Why DHA and vitamin D3 are essential for ALL children, no matter their diet (01:01:07)
    • Luka’s genius approach to introducing common allergen foods like soy, corn, dairy and peanuts (1:06:15)

Episode resources: 

    • Milk to Meals (website)
    • Milk to Meals (book)
    • Baby Sign Language (website)
    • Algae-based vegan Omega 3 Supplement (buy)
    • Cronometer (app)
    • Nip allergies in the bub (website)

Thank you so much for listening. I’m so honored that you’re here and would be SO grateful if you could leave me a review on Apple podcasts, that way we can inspire and educate even more people together.

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