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Why You DON'T Need to Wait 3-5 Days Between New Foods with Carina Venter, PhD, RD

  • The importance of diet diversity
  • Why some pediatricians recommend waiting 3-5 days between all new foods
  • Emerging and current research on allergen introduction and allergy prevention
Katie Ferraro

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Have you heard the recommendation to wait 3-5 days between trying new foods with your baby? Did you know that there is no evidence or research to back this guidance up? In fact, waiting unnecessarily long periods of time between new foods all but ensures that babies WON’T get the diet diversity that other research shows they really NEED to succeed with growth and development.

Introducing 1 new food per day is perfectly safe for your baby. Carina Venter, PhD, RD is joining me on this interview to tell you why you do NOT need to wait 3-5 days between new foods for your baby. And if that’s the recommendation you’re hearing from your pediatrician, Carina also breaks down why doctors are still perpetuating this outdated notion despite the emerging body of literature that supports more rapid exposure to new foods. 

Carina Venter is one of the most recognized authorities in the area of pediatric food allergy prevention and research. She’s on many of the nutrition advisory panels that study the evidence about starting solids and put forth recommendations for new food and allergenic food introduction. If you’re not already convinced that babies can eat a greater variety of foods than most doctors would give them credit for, this interview with Carina Venter is going to make a believer out of you too!

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In this episode, I’m joined by Carina Venter, Ph.D., RD!

Dr. Venter talks about:

  • The importance of diet diversity

  • Why some pediatricians recommend waiting 3-5 days between all new foods

  • Emerging and current research on allergen introduction and allergy prevention



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