To equip participants with evidenced based knowledge about the appropriate introduction of complementary foods (weaning) as part of a healthy diet.
By the end of this course participants will have:
- Familiarity with current recommendations and the supporting evidence for introducing weaning foods
- Familiarity with the Healthy Start Scheme and recommendations for/availability of Healthy Start vitamins
- Awareness of opportunities and examples of good practice in facilitating weaning sessions for parents.
Who should attend?
All those who have contact with pregnant women/new mothers and families and who discuss infant feeding/weaning as part of their role. For example, public health team staff, maternity services staff, local authority staff such as early years workers, nursery staff and voluntary sector staff.