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Baby-Led Feeding Course
Taking a whole food approach to feeding your baby
Why Baby Led Feeding?
I truly believe babies have a natural instinct to know how to feed themselves – this is what Baby Led Feeding (BLF) is all about! Also referred to as Baby Led Weaning, BLF offers parents and their children an enjoyable, relaxed approach to the introduction of solid foods. By letting babies self-feed at their own pace, parents have the opportunity to see for themselves how their child can regulate his or her own appetite at mealtimes! While this can be accomplished with spoon-feeding if parents are educated and mindful of their baby’s hunger and fullness cues, BLF really lets the baby take lead over their own feeding without any interference.
Forget about making separate meals, pureeing foods, or spending extra money on commercially prepared baby foods. With BLF, parents simply introduce their babies to nourishing, whole foods from the start, the same foods that they would eat themselves! Imagine less stress and more quality time spent with your baby at the dining table.
What if your baby ate the same foods as you? Join me in my online course to learn how!
This course is currently under revision and will be re-launching later this year (2024)!
What is BLF?
Why does BLF make sense?
How to start BLF and what to expect?
Appropriate and safe food choices to prevent choking
Meeting baby’s nutritional needs and introducing allergens
Adapting family meals for BLF
Food preparation and practical tips for success
How it works
Pictures and videos will be featured to demonstrate how it’s done.
All course attendees will receive a free recipe book with delicious BLF recipes for the whole family as well as a tip-sheet to help you remember the key details covered. Additionally, the course is self-paced and will remain accessible for 12 months from the date of registration!
My online course is open to anyone interested in learning more about BLF, but ideal for pregnant mothers and parents or caregivers of babies up to age 10 months.
Makes me more at ease and willing to do it with my third baby and hoping this helps with being less picky than my first two!
Q1 | Why should I take a course when BLF information is readily available on the web?
There is a lot of information on the internet, making it difficult and time-consuming to determine the right steps to take when getting started with BLF. Mommy groups and online forums are helpful, but the information isn’t always accurate and is often opinion. What we give our children and when is important for their health and development and should be suggested by a registered health professional. A registered dietitian can assist you in making healthy choices for your growing baby appropriately.
My online course will encompass all the latest information and recommendations for BLF based on the most recent research. Save yourself countless hours of research and worry by getting all of your information in one place! Plus, you get your questions answered by a registered dietitian who is well-versed in the topic of infant nutrition. Just having direct access to a health professional is worth the price! Join me so you can gain the confidence and skills necessary for BLF!
The current recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) , World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is to provide breastmilk/formula exclusively until around the age of 6 months, when a baby is developmentally ready for the introduction of nutrionally-adequate and safe complementary foods. There are certain developmental milestones your baby must meet before they are ready to handle foods, specifically whole foods. This is discussed in further detail in my online course!
Q2 | I have heard babies can start eating solid foods as early as 4 months. Why is it recommended to wait until 6 months with BLF?
Q3 | Won't my baby choke if I give them whole pieces of foods?
When BLF is followed safely, there is no greater risk of choking compared to the traditional approach of spoon-feeding your baby pureed foods. In my online course I discuss how to safely offer whole foods to your baby to prevent choking.
Q4 | I've already started my baby on pureed foods. Can I do both?
Yes! Purees is just another texture to offer to your baby! In my online course I discuss ways to offer your baby purees while still allowing them to feed themselves.
The Holistic Approach for Preparing for Postpartum
In partnership with The Wild Mama Co., I am excited to introduce you to "The Holistic Approach to Preparing for Postpartum." In this course, we answer questions like: What is the 4th trimester? What is matrescence? What transitions will you endure as a new mom? What symptoms and experiences do women face that we don't often hear about from friends and family? How do we return to the roots and foundation of what giving birth and postpartum was intended to be and look like? You were designed to do this, but somewhere down the road, our society taught us to second-guess our natural abilities.
What this course will give you:
Confidence in your body
Generational holistic wisdom
Network of experts knowledge
Connections with a village of mothers
Included in this resource you will also find guidance for helping you prepare for breastfeeding during your pregnancy. While breastfeeding should be a natural and easy event after birth, many women find it completely unnatural and not at all easy. However, with preparation, knowledge, and the right resources, we can turn a possibly challenging experience into a successful, stress-free journey.
What You'll Learn in the "Preparing for Breastfeeding" class:
Identifying common challenges with breastfeeding and knowledge of what to do
Learning what to expect in the first few days, what newborn behaviors to expect, and how to create a plan for those first days and weeks
Practicing the suggestions of how to get an ideal latch with various positions