An online educational programme by Registered Dietitian Sarah Almond Bushell.
This is a comprehensive online course where you will learn how to feed, and what to feed your baby from first tastes right through to their first birthday. By the end of the course you will know the best seating position for weaning, which cups and spoons to use, the best foods for optimum nutrition & growth and how to deal with common baby feeding issues such as food refusal and tummy troubles.
By the end of the course you will have a step-by-step food, milk and feeding guide to the second 6 months of your baby's life.
What you will learn:
- When, how and which way to start weaning - so that you can make an informed choice between traditional, baby led weaning or a combination approach, knowing exactly what to give, the essential equipment and the right time to start. Hint this is not always at 6 months!
- Your baby’s nutritional needs and the critical nutrients required - so that you give the right food to optimise growth and brain development enhancing intellect, concentration and behaviour later in childhood.
- Guidance on food preparation and meal planning - so that you know when to give drinks, snacks, puddings and how to prepare food safely for young immune systems.
- Responsive feeding - so that you know what to do when she throws everything on the floor, refuses to eat and paints her high chair with yoghurt!
- Managing illness - so that you have dietary strategies for when your baby is poorly, constipated, has diarrhoea, reflux or just generally under the weather.
- Allergy concerns - so that you know how to introduce foods safely and in a way that reduces risk of developing food allergies.
- Milk and milk feeds - so that you know which types are best and how to fit milk feeds in to your baby’s day so that you don’t feel like you’re forever offering her food or milk!
- Shop bought and homemade baby foods - so that you can make informed decisions about using pouches and puffs and which foods are right for your baby and family circumstances.
A Course Bonus
As a course bonus you get exclusive access and to me via our private Facebook Group for ongoing support every day till your baby’s first birthday. I’m here to answer your questions, offer advice and guide you every step of the way.
You can also upgrade and get exclusive access to a one-to-one personalised weaning consultation via FaceTime or Skype.
How do I know that the information you give me is right?
Well I'm asking you to trust me on this one, I'm a Registered Dietitian which means that I'm regulated by law to only give out evidence based advice, I'm not allowed to influence you in any way and I must give you a balanced view of both sides of the story so you can make an informed choice.
Why should I do a course when I can get this information from my Health Visitor?
In truth...you can't get the full depth of information that I've got for you from your Heath Visitor. HV's are amazing and do a fantastic job but they are not nutrition professionals. Most area’s buy in weaning courses that are not written by nutrition professionals. And HV’s get their nutrition training from us registered dietitians!
This is more than I would pay for a book on weaning - why should I pay more?
In a book - even if your fortunate to find one written by a Registered Dietitian (most are written by mums who have been there, but without a nutrition background) - you will get one persons view on weaning, the books are high on recipes and low on advice. You also have to find time to sit and read it. My course is created in short bitesize video's containing balanced advice, (backed up by evidence and clinical expertise) so you can watch at your own convenience knowing the info you get is top notch!
Whats the benefit of the private Facebook group?
Getting access to me via our private Facebook group means you have a trusted source to guide you, to help you make the right decisions and answer any questions you might have along the way. Read the testimonials above, everyone has commented on how beneficial this has been for them as inevitably, despite your best planning, babies will do their own thing and you will need advice.
Additionally I regularly pop into this group to post updates on anything new in the world of weaning, including gadget reviews, recipes, nutrition advice - its your one stop shop to being completely up-to-date!
But surely all this information is on the internet if I google it?
I'm sure it is, but do you have time to go searching for it? And even more time trying to decipher fact from fiction? Theres a lot of nonsense out there….
My name is Sarah, I’m a Registered Paediatric Dietitian & mum of two and I’ve been there, where you are today.
My first baby was iron deficient, despite me thinking I was doing everything right to nourish him. I exclusively breast fed him, I weaned him on time, he loved his veggies. You can imagine my horror to find out he had a nutritional deficiency…was a dietitian after all and I couldn’t believe I’d got is so wrong!
My second baby had an egg allergy, faltering growth, eczema and reflux. I learned a lot when weaning her. She grew up to be toddler who was an incredibly fussy eater because of food aversions caused by her health problems. So I learned more….and now she’s an almost 10 year old adventurous eater! I’m so proud. All the fussy eater strategies I advise you about, you can be rest assured that I’ve tested them out on my daughter first!
I’ve worked with families and young children for 20 years, solving their nutritional problems from managing food allergies, constipation, diarrhoea and other tummy troubles, diabetes, faltering growth, overweight, nutritional deficiencies, selective eating, autism and ADHD and of course fussy eating! And theres probably more….
AND MY QUALIFICATIONS...
I have a BSc undergraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics, a MPhil masters degree in Nutrition for Children with Special Needs and a PG Dip post graduate diploma in Advanced Dietetic Practice.
I’m a published author with articles in medical journals and a dietetic textbook and I write regularly for magazines and online blogs.
I’ve qualified in SOS Feeding Therapy which means that I can help fussy eaters and problem feeders improve.
I’ve taught on the Masters Degree modules on child nutrition at the University of Brighton.
But most importantly being a wife and working mum of two gorgeous pre-teen children give me real life experience and remind me every day how important it is to provide the right food to “grow your own superhero!”