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Breastfeeding to Baby’s First Solids

Duration: 2 weeks, 3 hours per week
Cost: Free

It’s well known that good early nutrition is vital to the development, health and wellbeing of children, but what does this mean?

Explore the principles of good nutrition in the first 12 months of a baby’s life

The birth of a child is exciting and exhilarating. It can also be stressful and confusing.

In this free, online course led by nutritional experts from Deakin University, you’ll trace the milestones in a baby’s first year of life to learn about the principles of good infant nutrition and how you can apply them.

You’ll learn what and how much to feed babies, how to wean them and practical strategies for dealing with fussy eaters as babies move from milk and mushy stuff to take their place at the family table.

What topics will you cover?

  • Infants’ nutritional requirements and the importance of both breastfeeding and formula in meeting them.
  • Comparison of global nutritional guidelines, best practice and evidence-based research to find out what foods babies need, and how much and how often to feed them
  • When and how to introduce solid foods
  • Why participating in family meals is important for promoting food acceptance and preferences for lifelong health and wellbeing.

(CPD must not be older than three years prior to the exam)

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