Please join us on Friday, 22. January 2016 at the Wesley United Methodist Church. We will be in room 129 from 4pm to 6pm. (Park and enter at the farthest side entrance, which faces north into an EIU parking lot. There will be a sign on the door.)
The focus of this meeting will be starting solids/family nutrition.
Let’s chat about Baby’s introduction to solid foods. How do we know when she/he is ready? How can we make sure all of his/her nutritional needs are met? How will this affect Mom’s milk supply and her breastfeeding relationship with Baby? What are your other questions and concerns about this new chapter of parenthood?
And what about Mom’s needs, and the needs of the family? Is it tough finding time to eat? (let alone eat well!) Or maybe you are trying to meet the needs of a picky-eater toddler, child, or spouse? (or all of the above!)
If you are a parent who has been there, come ready to share your experiences!
Please also bring any general breastfeeding questions or concerns you may have. Our weekly meetings are a haven for breastfeeding families, where we can boast and vent, laugh and cry, and learn from each other’s successes and troubles. Always come with your mind and your ears open! 🙂
- Here are some links related to this topic:
- Infants are Fed Solid Food Too Soon, C.D.C. Finds (The New York Times)
- Drinking Water Can Be Harmful to Smallest Babies (Reuters)
- Breastfeeding associated with early childhood fruit and vegetable intake (Michigan Stated University)
- Skip The Spoon: Babies May Eat Better When they Feed Themselves (NPR)
- Good Foods for Babies (Breastfeeding USA)
- Are there foods that should be delayed when introducing solids to your baby?s (momtastic’s Wholesomebabyfood)
- Which Food Additives Make Children Behave Badly? (Food Matters)
- Tummy Troubles, Colic, and Mama’s Diet (Science of Mom)
- Youtube video:Baby knows best! Study shows baby-led weaning promotes healthy food preferences. (University of Nottingham)