Identify the key principles of good infant nutrition
Explain the importance of breastfeeding and what role infant formula may play
Describe methods for introducing solid foods into the diet of infants
Identify a range of healthy nutritious foods for infants
Describe the significance of feeding infants during family meals.
The birth of a child is exciting and exhilarating. It can also be stressful and confusing.
In this free online course led by nutritional experts from Deakin University, you’ll trace the milestones in a baby’s first year of life to learn about the principles of good infant nutrition and how you can apply them.
You’ll learn about baby feeding – what and how much to give them – how to wean a baby, and practical strategies for dealing with fussy eating children as they move from milk and mushy stuff to take their place at the family table.
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.
This course has been created for parents of new infants and healthcare practitioners with an interest in early childhood nutrition and children’s health, including those wanting to undertake further study.