Yummy Discoveries: Worry-free Weaning

Felicity Bertin Anna Walton
Most parents know what their children should be eating but getting them to eat it is often a challenge. Fussy eating is a massive problem in Western society and British children are the fussiest in Europe, but it doesn't have to be like this! Research has shown that eating patterns are established by the age of two, and how a child is weaned and parented around food in their early years significantly shapes their lifelong habits. With 1 in 4 under-fives now overweight or obese, the UK has a generation facing chronic health conditions including diabetes, but Worry-Free Weaning helps to ensure that your child establishes a healthy relationship with food. It gives parents the facts and dispels the myths about the weaning process, empowering you to make an informed decision about the best way to introduce solids to your child. Drawing on their clinical expertise and insight, the authors use evidence-based medical and psychological research to support their advice. Their approach to weaning focuses on the fundamental importance of the relationship between parent and baby for every aspect of child development. It encourages you to wean and parent your child around food in a way that strengthens the bond between you, taking both of your needs into account. The book is packed with hints and tips to encourage healthy eating, as well as recipes and menu ideas. Clinical case studies bring common problems to life and help parents understand what goes wrong and how to change things. This book contains everything you could want to be fully informed and prepared to introduce solid food to your child.
Yummy Discoveries: Worry-free Weaning by Felicity Bertin Anna Walton

About the author

Felicity Bertin is an osteopath, a breastfeeding peer support volunteer and a lecturer in Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Medicine, Embryology and Developmental Biology at the British School of Osteopathy.

Dr Anna Walton is a chartered counselling psychologist. She has a Master's degree with Distinction in child development from the University of London and a Doctorate in counselling psychology. She works with a wide range of clients in private practice. Anna and Felicity run weaning and fussy eating workshops and undertake individual consultations. They have helped hundreds of families to solve their weaning problems.