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Baby Food for Busy Moms

Author: Erin Moore, NP | Breastfeeding, Formula & Baby Food

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Welcome to the Baby Food for Busy Moms podcast,  where you will get the knowledge you need and the support you deserve so you can finally feel good about feeding your baby - whether you are breastfeeding, formula feeding, offering purees or doing baby-led weaning.


I’m your host — Erin Moore — a mom of two boys, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and lactation counselor with years of experience helping moms feed their babies. Tune in each week for bite-size, judgment-free education you can trust — all with the busy mom in mind. 

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Choosing the right baby bottle can revolutionize your feeding experience! Is the overwhelming variety of options making your head spin? Join us as we break down the complexities of bottle feeding, helping you navigate through the sea of choices. Discover why selecting a bottle that fits your baby’s unique mouth shape and feeding style is crucial for effective and comfortable feeding. We’ll also share why speech therapists recommend bottles with gradual, sloping nipples to mimic breastfeeding ...
Our baby’s feeding journey feels so personal to us. It is a very positive experience in many cases, however, sometimes our baby’s first year may feel traumatic. I welcomed Victoria Facelli, an international board-certified lactation consultant and the author of Feed the Baby: An Inclusive Guide to Nursing, Bottle-Feeding, & Everything in Between. Join us as we discuss:Preparing for feeding our babies and what to do if our baby’s feeding journey doesn’t go as plannedWays to support pa...
Breaking the generational dieting cycle is hard. It is so easy to critique your body, especially when your body looks very different in the postpartum period. Today I am welcoming Sammie Gollup, a registered dietitian and the founder of Anti Diet Mama. Sammie and I go in-depth about raising intuitive eaters from the time they are babies, into toddlerhood and on.Join us as we chat about:What intuitive eating is and what are the principles of raising and intuitive eaterThe division of responsib...
Pumping doesn’t have to suck. Sooner or later, most breastfeeding moms will need to pump. It can seem daunting and sometimes it is downright frustrating. Today I am welcoming Tamari Jacob from One with the pump. Tamari is a certified lactation counselor, a former teacher and the mom of three who wants to empower parents during their pumping journey.Join us as we dive into:How to choose a pump that works for your familyBreast pump settings and flange sizingHow to make your life easier whe...
We all know the nutrients baby’s get from breastmilk or baby formula are crucial for the wellbeing of our baby. But what about nutrition for the postpartum mom? Today I am interviewing Jeanne Reilly, a registered dietitian, the mom of two, and the co-founder of I Am Nurtured Prenatal and Postnatal vitamins.Were you like me in pregnancy? All my plans for a “real food pregnancy” were thrown out the window. I could barely handle my prenatal gummy. I preferred convenience food during my postpartu...
There are a lot of transitions that happen after your baby turns one. Toda, I’m diving into the nutritional needs of toddlers aged 1 to 2, a crucial stage often overshadowed by infancy and picky eating concerns that happen in toddlerhood. From caloric requirements to balanced meals, we explore the transition from baby feeding to toddler feeding, emphasizing the importance of healthy fats for brain development and the AAP's recommendations on limiting added sugar and salt. I break do...
As parents, we know introducing allergens is important when starting solid foods, whether using purees or doing baby-led weaning. Did you know that continued exposure is equally as important? In this episode of Baby Food for Busy Moms, I interview Jessica Enderle, RDN, from Baby Food and Fun. Jessica is a registered dietitian and infant feeding technician who has a passion for feeding education throughout a baby’s first year and food safety.Jessica and I talk about the best time to start alle...
Starting a new formula can feel scary. Parents often wonder, “How do I know if this formula is right for my baby?” This episode dives into how to tell if your baby is tolerating a formula well or if it might be time to switch. My aim is to alleviate concerns and foster confidence in the decision to formula feed.Join me as I discuss signs of success in formula feeding, such as adequate weight gain and comfortable feeding experiences, while also highlighting red flags to watch for. I teach you ...
One of the big goals of introducing food before one is exposing your baby to a variety of textures and flavors. The hard part is figuring out HOW to add in new textures and flavors. I created a free guide with 10 ways to add flavor and texture to your baby’s food that you can easily try today. Go to babyfeedingcoach.com/flavor or visit the show notes to get your free guide. Have you heard horror stories about picky toddlers who survive on berries and air? Do you ever see toddlers eating ...
Combining breastmilk and formula AKA mixed feeding AKA combo-feeding is a very common way to feed a baby, yet it not often talked about as a way to feed babies.When I needed to add formula into my breastfeeding routine, I felt completely alone. There were many breastfeeding instagram accounts and one formula-only instagram account. I wanted to learn as much as I could about combining both and teach parents so they felt less alone if their baby needed or they desired to use formula.In this epi...
Many moms experience mental health shifts in their baby’s first year. Not only are there huge hormonal shifts, but moms may experience feelings of guilt or shame if feeding doesn’t go as planned.In this episode, Elisabeth Emmerich, MA, LPCC, LPT and I discuss how infant feeding—whether breastfeeding, formula feeding, or a combination of both—affects a mother's emotional well-being and overall mental health. Elisabeth gives you tips and exercises that you can easily implement when feeding or m...
In this episode, we demystify baby formula and combat the stigma around formula feeding. We talk about understanding baby formula, from its categories and preparations to the details of its ingredients. I highlight the importance of feeling empowered in the decision-making process and offer advice on overcoming mom guilt associated with formula feeding. We also touch on the marketing tactics used in the formula industry and offer guidance on choosing the right formula for your baby, because a...
In this episode, we dive into the debate between purees vs baby-led weaning, providing a comprehensive overview of each method, including their pros and cons. Of course, as a mama myself, I share my personal experiences and tackle common concerns such as choking risks and picky eating. You'll get all the info & practical advice for busy moms on choosing the right feeding approach for their family. Let's also not forget the importance of variety in textures and flavors, and how to prepare ...
In this premiere episode of the Baby Food For Busy Moms Podcast, I share my personal and professional journey revolving around infant feeding and maternal mental health issues. I talk about my challenges with feeding my son, Max, highlighting my experiences with judgment and guilt during her transition to combo feeding due to unexpected difficulties. This podcast will offer judgment-free education on various feeding methods, including breastfeeding, formula feeding, and starting solids, ...
Welcome to the Baby Food for Busy Moms podcast, where you will get the knowledge you need and the support you deserve so you can finally feel good about feeding your baby - whether you are breastfeeding, formula feeding, offering purees or doing baby-led weaning.I’m your host — Erin Moore — a mom of two boys, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and lactation counselor with years of experience helping moms feed their babies. Tune in each week for bite-size, judgment-free education you can tr...
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