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 for in my online course to learn how!

What you’ll learn:

  • 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

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.

“I loved that this workshop is full of information to help understand babies development as baby grows and safe ways to let baby explore and learn through meal times together as a family."

– Jessica | Loveland, CO

"I now feel more confident with offering solids to our baby. We’re just beginning the process and even though he’s our second it can still be overwhelming! She had some great tips on how to offer a variety of foods safely and for different ages and I look forward to trying them out."

– Katie | Greeley, CO

"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!"

– Thabata | Fort Collins, CO

"We really enjoyed the workshop! It felt great to get comprehensive information about BLW that we could trust, rather than the conflicting info I found when searching online. I loved that we could take the class from the comfort of our living room, but that it still had the interactivity and resources of an in-person workshop."

– Stephanie | Longmont, CO

FAQ

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!

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?

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!

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.

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