Baby Led Weaning: Say no to fuss and Mush February 29th 2020 10:00am-12:00pm
BLW workshops: Groups 5-6 people Cost $50 for 2 hour session Nutritionist receipts will be provided Call reception at 514-428-0123 or email email@example.com to reserve you place. (Full payment is required as space is limited)
Come and join live workshop given by Namrita Duggal P.Dt
What is covered in the workshop:
(1) Iron rich complementary foods (2) Food allergies (3) Super foods for babies (4) Iron rich alternatives to boxed baby cereals (5) Choking
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Get all your questions answered. Baby Led Weaning(BLW) is a way of introducing solid foods (complementary foods) to babies.
The traditional puree stage is skipped and babies eat pieces of food like meatballs, roasted vegetables and fresh fruit. The foods offered are complementary, so breast/bottle feeding continues on demand to ensure that your baby receives the requires nutrients.
Babies are usually ready to start exploring with pieces of food at around 6 months. With BLW approach babies feed themselves solid foods in sizes they can handle and at their own pace rather than being spoon fed purees. Babies start by playing with food, exploring food and therefore actual intake of food may be minimal. And that’s ok. They are getting familiar with different foods and may eat more of it next time around. This approach also allows them to explore with different types of textures and shapes of food.
It’s fresh, delicious and practical for the baby.
With BLW babies are given the opportunity to listen to their own hunger cues and appetite instead of parent trying to decide how much their child should eat. This approach eliminates parental stress at mealtimes and babies explore, play with food and eventually eat the quantity they want to. This also brings joy in eating. With this approach babies are able to enjoy their meal with rest of the family.
The introduction of solid foods should be delayed until the infant is able to sit with support and has a good head and neck control.
WARNING* BLW is contraindicated for babies at risk of dysphagia, such as babies who have an anatomic disorder (cleft palate, tongue tie), a neurological disorder (developmental delay, hypotonia, oral hypotonia) or a genetic disorder. Follow up by a health professional (doctor, pediatric dietitian) is necessary for babies at risk of anemia such as babies born prematurely, babies with low birth weight (less than 3000g), worries related to growth, babies born to an anemic mother, baby for whom cows milk was introduced early and/or a vegan baby. *CUSSON AND LABONTÉ, BABY-LED WEANING CONFERENCE, JUNE 2018, NUTRIUM, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL