iMothering is offering 2 FREE talks this month – access available until February 28, 2015.
Cecily Harkins talk: “Birth Order.” Click here for access.
“February’s featured TALK is by Cecily Harkins, who has 8 children of her own and 16 grandchildren! This talk, Birth Order, will cover the basic characteristics of each Birth order- First Born or Only, Middle, Last Born.”
iMothering always offers a bonus talk every month!
February’s talk features Lysa Parker’s talk: “Empathy: The Key to Creating a Compassionate World.”
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Don’t miss out on this FREE talk – it’s only available until January 31, 2015.
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Baby-led Weaning: The best-kept secret of parenting
Directly from iMothering’s website:
Weaning is often understood to mean the cessation of breastfeeding but a more useful definition is one that incorporates the very beginning of that process. My preferred definition is: the gradual transition from full milk feeding (breast or formula) to a diet that contains no breastmilk/formula. This transition starts with the first taste of solid food. Nowadays, solid foods are not recommended for the majority of babies before six months. Babies of this age have a very different skill set from babies of four months, so it is appropriate to look not only at what foods are suitable but also at how those food should be offered.
Normally developing babies of six months can reach out and pick up pieces of food accurately, and get them to their mouth. They are also beginning to be able to bite, chew and swallow effectively – in other words, they are capable of feeding themselves. There is therefore no need for them to be spoon fed or for their food to be pureed. In the same way that newborn babies are capable of feeding themselves from their mother’s breast (and attempts to do it for them commonly lead to problems), we should not be surprised to find that weaning, too, works better if the baby is allowed to control what is going on. This realisation allows a completely different approach to the introduction of solid foods and recognises that, at six months, purees and spoon feeding are, quite simply, irrelevant.
This presentation will show how allowing the baby to remain in charge of his eating as he moves on to solid foods is safe, makes developmental sense, leads to more enjoyable mealtimes for the whole family, and may contribute to a lifetime of good health.
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During December 2014, iMothering is offering FREE on-going access to a talk on“Talking to your children about things that matter“ by Sue Jameson. Take advantage of it now before the end of the month.
Due to the popularity of La Leche League’s Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, for a $10 fee, you can have on-going access for 1 month to Sweet Sleep’s co-author Diane Wiessinger’s Sleep TALK.
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