Sensory 101: What Motivates Babies to Eat? with Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd

#170: If “learning to eat is a sensory experience,” ...what does that really mean? In today’s episode renowned pediatric feeding expert Marsha Dunn Klein is teaching us all about Sensory 101 and what motivates babies to eat.   Marsha Dunn Klein wrote the first book on pediatric feeding. She is known for her “Get Permission Approach” which teaches us how to offer and not demand performance at mealtimes with our babies. In this episode she’s sharing the sensory aspects that babies experience during baby-led weaning and how they are tied to intrinsic motivations to self-feed.   Marsha Dunn Klein will be presenting at the upcoming BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT taking place online (FOR FREE!!) October 18-23, 2021.    < < REGISTER FOR THE FREE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > >    The BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT is the BIGGEST BLW event ever and I’m hosting it to help ELEVATE and CELEBRATE BLW along with 16 other leading, feeding experts who are going to be teaching on the latest research and best BLW practices.   < < REGISTER FOR THE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > >    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.   FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP:   FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM:   SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:

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