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Stay in Your Lane: Parent & Baby Roles in Infant Feeding with Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA

  • Roles or jobs that both parents and babies should fulfill as a baby transitions to solid food and gradually learns how to eat
  • The importance of creating positive experiences for babies during their time that they are being introduced to solid foods so that they can find the table to be an enjoyable place to be in
  • Common unintentional parent decisions which can cause a baby to have an issue with food or feeding when not given the opportunity to make the decision themselves and some tips on how to prevent “getting out of your lane” during the feeding role
Katie Ferraro

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What is my feeding role as a parent and how do I make sure that I stay in my lane to ensure a healthy feeding relationship with my baby? Oftentimes it is common to feel the need and responsibility to manage what, when, and how much our babies eat but in reality a parent and a baby have different jobs during the transition into solid foods and learning how to eat. 


In this episode, I am joined by Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA who is a pediatric occupational therapist specialized in working with children who have feeding challenges for 50 years and she is here to clearly define what a parent and baby role consist of and provide us with some tips on how to build a stronger feeding relationship.

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode I’m interviewing Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA who discusses:

  • Roles or jobs that both parents and babies should fulfill as a baby transitions to solid food and gradually learns how to eat

  • The importance of creating positive experiences for babies during their time that they are being introduced to solid foods so that they can find the table to be an enjoyable place to be in

  • Common unintentional parent decisions which can cause a baby to have an issue with food or feeding when not given the opportunity to make the decision themselves and some tips on how to prevent “getting out of your lane” during the feeding role

ABOUT THE GUEST

  • Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L,MEd, FAOTA is a pediatric occupational therapist who has spent a career specializing in pediatric feeding challenges. 

  • She received her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Sargent College of Boston University in 1971. She also received a master’s degree in education with emphasis on special education in 1975 from the University of Arizona. 

  • Marsha has co-authored PreFeeding Skills editions one and two and Mealtime Participation Guide and Homemade Blended Formula Handbook with Suzanne Evans Morris and Feeding and Nutrition for the Child with Special Needs with Tracy Delaney

  • Her book Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes: Practical and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace serves as a great resource for parents and caregivers.

LINKS FROM EPISODE

Listen to past interview with Katie and Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA:

Listen to interview with Katie and Rosan Meyer, PhD, RD:

Check-out Marsha Dunn Klein’s Courses: 

Check-out her book:

Anxious eaters, anxious mealtimes: Practical and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace 

Visit the Get Permission Institute

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