Infant & Child Feeding

Do you feel lost about how to feed your child?

Depending on the child's age, we are presented with different challenges!

When should I start offering solids? What kind of food do I start with?
How often do I need to offer food?
In what consistency? Should it be all mixed together or separated?
Should I offer juices? How much water do they need?
How do I do if they don't eat? What if they are eating too much?
When should they start to eat the family food?
When should they start helping themselves?
How to do when the child goes to eat at friends' house? And at the parties?
What should I restrict? And when should I allow it?

"How do I know if you can
help me with what I need?"
 
   My experience can help you when 
   the child:
  • eats inappropriate amounts of food (too much / too little)

  • has preference for low nutritional quality foods

  • is underweight

  • is overweight

  • presents food allergies

  • keeps asking for the breast or the bottle

  • replaces meals with milk

  • exhibits food refusal or selectivity 

  • has a concern about putting on weight or worries about getting fat

 
Plus, in the case you need advice on weaning, both starting solids
and/or gently stop breastfeeding...

It would be great to have a simple and short answer to all these questions.
At the same time we have great science-based guidelines,

there's no one size fits all.

 

Each child and each family has its own needs. Not all mothers can breastfeed up to six months. Some children will prefer the spoon, others the BLW method.

Not every family is able to cook daily. This is real life!

What makes you good parents is doing your best in your own reality.

 

Children are not passive in the feeding process. They have their own mind and wills, which must be given attention. At the same time, meals are also part of education. It is parents' responsibility to provide adequate environment for

children's participation in the process.

 

My practice is focused on sharing with you all the necessary and personalized information to make you feel confident feeding your children. The idea is to help you offer this adequate environment in order to teach them

appropriate autonomy in relation to eating during each stage of life.

 

Services consultations by video conference

WEANING ADVICE:
STARTING SOLIDS
Find out what, when, how and how much to offer to the little ones; what is expected for each phase up to 1 year of age;
specified for breastfed and/or formula fed babies..
IMPROVING
EATING BEHAVIOUR
Learn how to help your child to develop a peaceful behaviour with food and meals; improve acceptance of foods such as fruits, vegetables and
homemade meals..
BOOSTING
NUTRITIONAL STATUS
Get advice on how to reestablish proper growth and development until adolescence;
with better immunity and
healthy weight management, according to age.
 
Would you like to know more or schedule an appointment?
 Contact me now!

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