Author: Leslie Schilling

Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN is a nationally recognized registered dietitian and nutrition therapist. She is the creator and coauthor of the book Born To Eat: Whole, Healthy Foods from Baby’s First Bite. She’s been featured in Women’s Health, BuzzFeed, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, USNews, and on HGTV. Leslie is a self-proclaimed anti-diet dietitian who teaches health through self-care and pleasurable eating. When she’s not cooking with her family, she’s likely shopping for ingredients near her home in Las Vegas, NV.

Times and guidelines are changing Once upon a time expecting mothers were advised to not eat allergenic foods like peanuts during pregnancy in hopes that it would prevent a peanut allergy for baby. In addition, once baby was beginning solid foods, the recommendation to avoid peanuts continued until three years...

I still remember waiting for the doctor to say baby-led weaning wasn’t a good idea. When I told him that my daughter was eating the same foods we ate, just cut in a way she could hold and served in an appropriate texture for gumming the food, he smiled and...

As new parents, it can feel overwhelming when we transition from milk feedings, either breastfeeding or formula-feeding, to adding solid foods. When is baby ready for that first bite of solids? Just like pregnancy and breastfeeding, it’s not always as simple as we think it would be. With so much...