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Baby led weaning for breastfed baby: yes or no?

by Ratih Ayu Wulandari, MD, IBCLC
  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Credits: 0.5 CERP, 0.5 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: goldlactation.com
Abstract:

Complementary feeding is a process starting when breast milk alone is no longer sufficient to meet the nutritional requirements of infants and therefore other foods and liquids are needed along with breast milk typically covers the period from 6 - 24 months of age. Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) is an alternative method for introducing complementary foods to infants in which the infant feeds themselves hand-held foods instead of being spoon-fed by an adult. The BLW infant also shares family food and mealtimes and is offered milk (ideally breast milk) on demand until they self-wean. In Indonesia, this method of feeding has becoming popular lately and be a controversy in Indonesian traditional spoon feeding culture. This presentation will present 10 cases of BLW in Indonesia with different settings. It shows baby who was breasfed, have a well educated and stayed at home mother will be more successful in this method of feeding.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: This presentation will help delegates to understand Indonesian culture which influences infant feeding
Objective 2: This presentation will help delegates to understand what is baby led weaning
Objective 3: This presentation will help delegates to understand what are the requirements to be successful in baby led weaning method

Presentations: 26  |  Hours / CE Credits: 24.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks