Dr Alison Spence
Alison is a Lecturer in Nutrition and Population Health, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. Her work focuses on nutrition promotion for families with young children.
Location Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Dr Alison Spence replied to Emily Cooper
An interesting question, Emily. The evidence on BLW is still quite limited and growing, so not conclusive on this point, but I did find this paper which may be relevant: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29205569/. They found that there was no difference in ever choking between those who were fed traditionally vs “loose BLW” (i.e. combined), vs BLW, but there...
For anyone who finds sharing of recipes helpful, you might be interested in this new website of nutritious, evidence-based, budget-friendly recipes: https://www.cookwelleatwell.org.au/pages/recipes-factsheets
These are designed for the whole family, with a focus on veg, and there’s plenty here appropriate to young children - just leave out any salt, stock or...