feeding

What I Wish I'd Known about Breastfeeding....

What I Wish I'd Known about Breastfeeding....

I wish I’d known…

to feed my baby as soon as possible after birth.

 If you can, feed your baby within the first hour of its birth. After this the baby can become sleepy for up to 24 hours and less interested in breast feeding. Benefits of this first early feed include keeping baby warm by being skin to skin, calming the baby, giving baby colostrum as its very first milk and releasing oxytocin which makes your uterus contract and reduces your bleeding as well as making you feel very in love with your new tiny one.

Gagging, Coughing & Choking: Everything you need to know

Gagging, Coughing & Choking: Everything you need to know

Introducing solid foods to your baby is an exciting time. However, for some of the parents I work with it can also be worrying for fear of gagging and choking. Below is some useful information to help you feel more confident when weaning your baby to solid foods.

Gagging is a normal protective reflex that is highly sensitive when weaning starts. This is because its designed to stop your baby from choking

Tips for responsive spoon feeding

Tips for responsive spoon feeding

Feed Eat Speak & allaboutbabies have teamed up to bring you our top tips for responsive spoon feeding.

We are aware that Baby-Led Weaning isn’t for every parent or every baby so here are our top tips for spoon feeding parents.

1.     Wait till your baby opens their mouth. This may sound a bit obvious but sometimes babies take a bit of time to get going with weaning and many parents panic that their baby needs to eat. Actually, the main source of nutrition for the first year of life