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November 07th 2016:A Quick Guide to Stress-Free Baby-Led Weaning and Offering Table Foods

Your milk has completely sustained your baby for months. But as he becomes older, he’ll need to have something else. What table food do you offer him, when, and how? What if he doesn’t accept what you offer? What kind of spoon works best, or do you need a spoon at all? Would baby-led weaning work in your family? Are there “rules” for weaning, and if so, what are they? What approaches have been scientifically proven to be logical and safe, and what’s just the latest craze? Your milk is a complete food, so do you have to stop breastfeeding at all? Is weaning a process of taking-away, or adding t

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Dr. Gill Rapley

Gill trained as a nurse and health visitor (similar to a public health nurse) in the mid-1970s and practised as a health visitor for around 20 years. She branched off briefly in the late 1980s to train and practise as a midwife, subsequently returning to health visiting. Her abiding areas of interest are breastfeeding and the introduction of solid foods. Gill became a voluntary breastfeeding counsellor in 1986 and qualified as a lactation consultant in 1994. From 1996 to 2010 she worked for the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, throughout which she pursued her interest in the introduction of solid foods in her spare time. For her Master’s degree in 2001/2, Gill undertook a small
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