Your Public Health Nutritionist would be a great person to have a Q & A session with your moms group. A public health nutritionist can answer many of the questions new moms have regarding feeding their baby.
We all look forward to the day we can offer our little ones their first taste of first foods. We get the high chair set up, baby dishes washed, bib ready and camera in hand and we look forward to catching baby’s first reaction to this new milestone. This is where a public health nutritionist would be a great guest speaker for your moms group!
Questions to ask a Public Health Nutritionist:
Most new moms are filled with questions such as:
- What are the best first foods?
- How do I know when my baby is ready to start solids?
- How do I know if my baby is getting enough iron?
- How much should I feed my baby?
- What are the signs of an allergic reaction?
- What consistency should the food be?
- How much do I continue to nurse or bottle feed?
- When should I start feeding finger foods?
- What are the foods to avoid?
- How much of each food group should I serve daily?
- …and the list goes on!
For one of your play dates, try contacting a Public Health Nutritionist in your area to ask if they would attend for a short presentation. This would allow the moms to ask the questions they are still unsure about.
Your local Public Health Nutritionist likely has pamphlets that can be handed out to your moms group that provide answers or references to answers for many of the questions the new moms have.
If there are moms in the group whose children are past this age, they could share tips of what worked for their children plus recipes their little ones enjoy.
Do you have a Public Health Nutritionist in your city? Have you ever turned to him or her for advice?
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