How to stop breastfeeding safely

Your baby needs milk. The World Health Organisation recommends babies are exclusively breastfed til 6 months. Then that they have breast milk alongside food until they are at least 2. This does not come with a whole heap of mum guilt though. If you need to give up or not start breastfeeding, that is yourContinue reading “How to stop breastfeeding safely”

Ways to show your child you love them

This is a nutrition blog so you may be wondering why this article is here. Well, it’s because so many of us show love with food and this can be problematic. We need to feed our children. It would be neglect if we didn’t feed out children. A basic way of loving our children isContinue reading “Ways to show your child you love them”

The language of your child’s food – what’s helpful and what’s not

Food is something we all need but it’s so much more than fuel. Food for your baby is about care, comfort, nourishment, quality time, language, texture, smells, taste and more. The way we talk to our children about food and the way we talk about food around our children, will impact how they view food.Continue reading “The language of your child’s food – what’s helpful and what’s not”

Weaning, nappies and baby poo

Before I was a parent I don’t remember talking about poo much. I certainly didn’t talk about it when eating but when I became a parent back in 2010, things changed! Explosive nappies (code named PRIs in our house – Poo Related Incidents!), green poo, pieces of food in poo, the smell of the nappyContinue reading “Weaning, nappies and baby poo”

Understanding growth charts

In order to work out whether a baby is gaining weight in a healthy way, the World Health Organisation and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health growth charts were developed. There are 2 different ones. One for boys and one for girls. It’s not about baby being healthier if they are heavier, it’s aboutContinue reading “Understanding growth charts”

5 things to try with fussy eaters

Fussy eating can be incredibly stressful for everyone involved. It is important to rule out underlying causes so it is good to see professional help, particularly if your child is losing weight or not gaining weight. A fussy eating consultation will go into lots more detail than I can in a blog but here areContinue reading “5 things to try with fussy eaters”

Worried about weaning and your baby choking?

Before you start it is helpful to know the difference between choking and gagging otherwise you might panic lots which won’t help you or your child develop a healthy relationship with meal times. What is choking? Choking is a difficulty breathing because of an obstruction in the throat. Generally with choking there will be noContinue reading “Worried about weaning and your baby choking?”

Looking for a nursery – what to ask in terms of food

Looking for a nursery can be a daunting process. It is important you feel comfortable leaving your child there and yet you can only go on other people’s recommendations. Not only should we check Ofsted reports and find out other parents opinions but we also need to ask the right questions when we go toContinue reading “Looking for a nursery – what to ask in terms of food”