Food Before One (Infant Nutrition Workshop)
Navigating the first foods can be tricky. With so much conflicting information around the what, when and how to introduce foods to our littles it can seem bit daunting. Join breastfeeding counselor and doula, Rebecca Robertson, to learn about your baby's nutritional needs, how to meet them and when to introduce those first foods!
We will discuss the following:
The latest research around what foods to introduce first
How to ensure your baby is getting what they need
Important Information for Class: Partners welcome and encouraged to attend the workshop at no extra charged.
Time: Sundays, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Instructor: Rebecca Robertson
Price: $35 + hst (10% discount for Active Monthly Pass Holders. Discount applies automatically on check-out).
Rebecca Robertson, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Birth & Postpartum Doula, & Childbirth Educator
I am a birth advocate, a breastfeeding educator, and especially an advocate for mothers and the choices they make. As a doula my main role is to support mothers and partners to ensure a satisfying and positive birth experience. I am trained in providing emotional and spiritual support, as well as physical comfort during labor. I completed a DONA training course in 2009 and it sparked my love for supporting laboring women. Since then I have been inspired to continue my learning to provide the best support I can with additional studies in lactation and natural medicine. Some of the things in my tool kit include massage, acupressure, and items to help with visualization and relaxation. I am trained in different stretches and birthing positions to improve pain tolerance and pushing efficacy, as well I give lots of encouragement! In 2012 I enrolled in a Lactation Medicine Program at the Centre for Breastfeeding Education. There I was instilled with this goal "To enable the mother to manage her own breastfeeding experience, so she will be empowered to achieve her own breastfeeding goals." I accumulated over 90 hours in lactation specific education, as well as hours in observation at their breastfeeding clinic. Since that time I have been supporting new moms as they transition to motherhood and begin the breastfeeding relationship. During my time studying Naturopathic medicine, I was fortunate to expand on my knowledge on lactation medicine as well as how naturopathic medicine can play a role in the perinatal care of women and their new babes. I am passionate about my job, and I bring lots of enthusiasm and love for what I do.