Infant Nutrition: from Breastfeeding to Baby's First Solids

FutureLearn Infant Nutrition: from Breastfeeding to Baby's First Solids

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
Deakin University
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
2 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
The birth of a child is exciting and exhilarating. It can also be stressful and confusing.

In this free online course, follow the story of a baby’s first year of life to learn about the principles of infant nutrition and how you can apply them.

Learn from nutritional experts
Deakin University and the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition are leaders in the field of nutrition and many of our academics are international leaders in nutrition research.

Our evidence-based, community-led Infant Program for new mothers has been used in Australia and has informed programs in a number of other countries.

This course has been specially created for parents of new infants and healthcare practitioners with an interest in early childhood nutrition and those wanting to study nutrition.

What topics will you cover?
  • Infants’ nutritional requirements and the importance of both breastfeeding and formula in meeting them.
  • Comparison of global nutritional guidelines, best practice and evidence-based research to find out what foods babies need, and how much and how often to feed them
  • When and how to introduce solid foods
  • Why participating in family meals is important for promoting food acceptance and preferences for lifelong health and wellbeing

Taught by
Karen Campbell
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FutureLearn
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