Feeding your Little One: Nutrition for Infants & Toddlers
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Feeding your Little One: Nutrition for Infants & Toddlers

Feeding your little ones doesn't have to be difficult. Learn how to wind up with healthy eaters and sane parents.
3.8 (40 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
381 students enrolled
Created by Camille Freeman
Last updated 4/2013
English [Auto]
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  • 2 downloadable resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
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Are you confused about nutrition during childhood and what to feed your 6 month old? Dealing with a picky toddler? Tired of begging, cajoling and forcing your child to eat? Worried that your little one isn't eating enough? Learn what and how to feed your child from a licensed nutritionist and a mom who's been there.

Feeding Your Little Ones will teach you:

·  What and how to feed your little one

·  When to start solids and which foods you should avoid in the early years

·  How to encourage your child to eat more vegetables

·  Why to avoid "kid foods"

·  Tips for dining out with young children

·  How to make mealtimes less stressful

·  How to raise adventurous eaters

This course includes two modules: one on feeding your infant and a second on feeding your toddler. It includes fifteen lectures and two handouts, as well as a list of resources including recipes, academic papers, recommended books and websites, and much more. Lectures are divided into 10-15 minute segments to fit into your busy schedule. Total time is between 2 and 3 hours.

There are no prerequisites for this course; everyone is welcome.

All information in this course is meant to provide suggestions & possibilities for parents. In all aspects of parenting there are many "right" ways to do things. Please take what works for you, and leave what does not. Check with your pediatrician with any concerns or to receive guidance about your specific situation; this course is not intended to take the place of medical advice.

Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:59:09
+ Introduction & Welcome
1 lecture 05:05

Introduction, overview and some basic information about the course.

Preview 05:05
+ Feeding Your Infant
6 lectures 52:33

Should you start at 4 months? 6 months? Why does it matter? Find out here!

Don't forget to download the handout for the infant section in the "Supplemental Materials" section!

Take away point: Most children are ready to start solids between 4-7 months, around the middle of the first year. Be sure that your little one meets the guidelines listed and start when you feel ready.

Preview 10:00

Learn the differences between spoon-feeding and finger-feeding (aka baby-led weaning), and some of the benefits of finger feeding.

Take away point: There is no "right" way to do this. If you prefer spoon-feeding, then start there. If finger feeding makes sense to you, then try that. Or feel free to do a combination of both methods. No research suggests that children are significantly better off in the long-term with one method v. the other. This course includes more information about finger-feeding because it's more difficult to find this information.

Spoon Feeding or Finger Feeding?

More details on how to get started with finger foods, why you should let your baby play with his or her food, and useful tips for keeping your head about you.

Take away point: It will be messy. Adapt.

Feeding Strategies Infant

Learn which foods are appropriate for babies starting baby-led weaning and which foods should be limited or avoided.

Foods To Enjoy, Foods To Limit

Get answers to your burning questions about starting solids and infant nutrition.

NOTE: I am planning to update this lecture shortly. In the meantime, I wanted to clarify the section on iron. If your baby is exclusively breastfed and does not eat iron-rich foods (meats, legumes, leafy greens) by 5-9ish months, it may be worth having his or her iron levels tested. The concern is greater for infants whose mothers were anemic during pregnancy and/or whose cords were cut immediately after birth.

Common Questions, Myths & Facts

Don't forget to check out the resources page here.

Wrap Up to Infant Feeding Classes

Use this quick quiz to review the most important points from the infant feeding lectures.

Infant Feeding
10 questions
+ Feeding Your Toddler
7 lectures 01:01:31

Learn how to create structure around mealtimes, and how to divide responsibility between you and your toddler. Both of these things lead to more peaceful meals and happier parents (and kids!).

Don't forget to download the handout for the toddler section in the "Supplemental Materials" section of this lecture!

How to Feed Your Toddler

Learn why "adult" foods are a great choice for your toddlers and tips about how to make that work.

What To Feed Toddlers

Learn why "kid foods" are a nutritionally-inferior choice and how to avoid them.

Why Avoid Kid Foods

Learn why it can be difficult to get toddlers to eat veggies, and how you can encourage them to eat more.

Eat More Veggies

Tips & tricks for eating out with toddlers.

Eating Out With Your Toddler

Answers to your frequently asked questions about feeding toddlers.

Toddler FAQ

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Toddler Wrap Up

Use this quiz to review the most important concepts related to feeding your toddler.

Toddler Feeding
5 questions