Qualified Nutritional Consultant

Baby weaning - all you need to know

Moving from milk feeds to solid foods is an exciting journey for you and your baby and helps lay the foundations of your child’s future health. In the past, there would always have been a grandparent or neighbour available to provide advice on weaning your baby, but in today’s modern society that’s not always the case. These supportive classes will introduce you to a unique method to make the transition from milk to solid foods healthy and simple.

This 6-week interactive programme is designed for mums at any stage of the journey. So, whether you’re a mum-to-be or a new mum and would like to get ahead of the game, or you’re caring for a baby reaching this key development stage and would like to understand more about making the tricky transition from milk to solid foods, this programme will be invaluable for your baby’s health.

This course is suitable for both breastfed and bottle-fed babies and is led by Jeraldine, a qualified nutritionist, who can help you progress through weaning smoothly.

You will explore

 

  • How to recognise the signs that tell you when your baby is getting ready for solid food.
  • Baby-led weaning and spoon-feeding – the pros and cons.
  • Which foods are best to offer your baby and why, taking into account your family’s diet and cultural influences.
  • What foods to avoid.
  • How much to feed and when to reduce milk feeds.
  • Concerns and safety issues such as: ensuring your baby has a healthy and balanced diet; how to recognise allergies; what to do if your baby starts choking; where to go for more information.

The course will cover

Week 1 – An introduction to weaning – different ways to wean 

Week 2 – When to begin – taking cues from baby

Week 3 – Great first foods

Week 4 – Adapting your weaning for baby 

Week 5 – Demonstration in the kitchen with baby

Week 6 – Summary and goodbyes

You will each receive  

  • A folder to take home with you
  • Weekly handouts

Babies are welcome

We will provide water, tea, coffee and herbal teas

The Bagnell Centre for Integrated Healthcare
71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE

Contact me now for dates and times of classes