Date : 13 novembre 2016
Theme: Baby-led weaning with Catherine Cusson, Occupational Therapist
Facebook Live video with Catherine Cusson, an occupational therapist specialising in pediatrics for children from 0-2 years, focusing on breastfeeding and diet problems. Marie and Catherine answer your questions about baby led weaning. What is baby-led weaning, when can you start it, what foods can you give them, what precautions should you take?
Introduction: Origins, in Canada, current research, Bliss study on modified baby-led weaning
00:02:00: No clear directives from government and health organisations
00:03:42: Reasons used to start baby-led weaning (texture, gag reflex)
00:07:00: When to start Baby Led Weaning: physical signs of maturity, age, chewing
00:16:00: What does baby-led weaning involve (continuous supervision, never force feed or place things in a baby’s mouth)
00:22:00: Buccal hypersensitivity
00:41:00: Foods to avoid during baby-led weaning
00:50:00: What you should know (iron sources, the importance of quality and variety of foods)
00:51:00: Risks and inconveniences of baby-led weaning (growth delays, anemia, food quality, length, choking risks)
To learn more, watch these videos (in french):
- If my baby has dinner, should I give them cereal in the evening?
- How do I start introducing meats?
- Special Breastfeeding Situations
- Testimony: Jules was Born with a Cleft Palate
Read these articles:
- What does Baby-Led Weaning Mean?
- Baby Diet: When Should you Introduce Solid Foods?
- Food Intolerances and Allergies in Young Children
- A Baby’s Iron Needs