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Baby Led Weaning (Introducing Solids)

Research strongly supports exclusive breastfeeding for 6mths (WHO guidelines are quite specific and say 180 days).  At this point, introducing family foods whilst continuing primarily breastfeeding is recommended. There is only one rule when it comes to baby-led weaning: watch your baby eat!  Allow your baby to play with whatever food takes their fancy.  No need …

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The trouble with science

There once was a self-declared expert and leader Who took on the role of information feeder He feed us the news As we sat in our pews Believing he was the bullshit weeder. Not the best limerick, granted…but it expresses my feelings right now.  That my feelings are in limerick form highlight the ridiculousness of …

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The Best Plan is No Plan…or is it?

  You may have heard that “The Best Plan is No Plan”, because: Birth is unpredictable, a birth plan = high expectations…but instead of lowering them…how about having no expectations!  Birth plans set you up for disappointment, you must be open to whatever unfolds…. This is actually a very interesting point, as behavioural specialist Ray …

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