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Baby-led weaning is an approach to introducing complementary foods where babies eat whole foods from their first bite. Unfortunately, BLW is not well established in the dietetics profession, leaving new parents to obtain their information from mainly unreliable, non-scientific sources. It is therefore imperative that RDNs not only understand what baby-led weaning is, but be able to provide scientifically backed guidance on how to do BLW safely and effectively to promote growth and wellbeing.
The session is aimed at precisely that: to use the scientific evidence to provide professional-level information on what BLW is and everything it entails; discuss reasons parents are choosing this approach; identify cases where BLW is not appropriate; and finally evaluate why babies are not more at risk of choking nor more at risk for nutritional deficiencies with this approach, as long as they’re proceeding safely.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 3050, 5420, 5150
- Define and elaborate upon baby-led weaning.
- Discuss the evidence about choking and how babies can meet their high nutritional needs using a baby-led weaning approach.
- Counsel a client on how to do baby-led weaning safely.
- Meghan McMillin, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN, CLC
- Jessica Coll, RD, IBCLC