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.
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  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 3/2012 English

Course Description

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.

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Introduction, overview and some basic information about the course.

Section 1: Feeding Your Infant

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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

10 questions

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

Section 2: Feeding Your Toddler

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!


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


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


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


Tips & tricks for eating out with toddlers.


Answers to your frequently asked questions about feeding toddlers.


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5 questions

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

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Instructor Biography

Camille Freeman, Licensed Nutritionist

Hi there. I’m Camille. I believe that what we eat matters, and that how we eat matters even more. I have been in practice as a nutritionist since 2004, and work primarily with people who need help figuring out a holistic approach to reproductive health issues. I also teach graduate-level courses in Wellness Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacognosy.

I have an MS in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University, an MS in Herbal Medicine from the Tai Sophia Institute and a BA in English from Rice University. Despite all of those degrees, I still have to stop myself from enrolling in other programs at least once a month.

My Udemy offerings are the beginning of my own little revolution in clinical practice. I am planning to use the best of my experience as a nutritionist and my background teaching physiology to offer courses in self-care and whole-foods nutrition. My goal is to spread the nutrition love in an accessible, affordable format.

In addition to being a renegade nutritionist, I’m also an avid practitioner of yoga, a library lover, a gardener and a mom. I have Southern roots and a potentially unhealthy addiction to this grapefruit and avocado salad.

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