Are you uncertain of what to eat during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding, or just looking for practical guidelines on introducing solids? Maybe you have a fussy eater and just don’t know where to turn! Feeding Sense guides you through your pregnancy,baby and Toddlers feeding milestones.
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Table of Contents:
Section 1: The basis of a happy feeder, healthy baby
1. Nutrition – The pathway to health
The nutrition journey • The importance of sense-able feeding • The feeding quadrant
Why it may be difficult • Reasons to breast-feed • Breast milk basics • Smart food • Breast-feeding is a sensory experience • Preparing to breast-feed • The right start • Establishing a good milk supply • Breast-feeding challenges
3. Bottle feeding
Reasons you may choose to bottle feed • Expressed breast milk • Bottle basics?Formula milk basics • Sensory aspects of bottle feeding • Weaning your baby
The right time for solids • Solids: the right tools • A nutritious diet • Food fads • Supplements
5. Feeding problems
Fussy feeding • Poor weight gain • Overweight and rapid weight gain • Physical feeding difficulties • Personal difficulties
What is an allergy? • Not an allergy • Can you prevent food allergies? • Diagnosing food allergies • Managing food allergies
7. Too sick to eat?
Fever • Blocked nose/Nasal congestion • The common cold • Croup • Sinusitis • Hay fever • Pneumonia • Bronchiolitis • Ear infections • Sore throat • Mouth ulcers (stomatitis) • Teething • Gastroenteritis • Preventing illness • Immune system boosters
Section 2: Simple feeding sense for specific stages
8. Simple feeding sense for pregnancy
What to expect in terms of eating • What your baby is up to • Feeding yourself and your baby • Nutritional needs in pregnancy • A healthy meal plan for pregnancy • Healthy weight gain – have you had enough? • Your baby’s health • Common issues for pregnancy
9. Simple feeding sense for your prem baby
What to expect in terms of feeding at this stage • What your baby is up to?Feeding your prem baby • Nutritional needs of prem babies • A healthy meal plan for prem babies • Has my prem baby had enough? • Your baby’s health • Common feeding issues • Possible feeding problems related to prematurity
10. Simple feeding sense from birth to six weeks
What to expect in terms of feeding at this stage • What your baby is up to • Feeding your newborn • A healthy meal plan for your newborn? • Has my baby had enough? • Your baby's health • Common feeding issues
11. Simple feeding sense from six to 17 weeks
What to expect in terms of feeding at this stage • What your baby is up to • Feeding your six to 17 week baby • A healthy meal plan for your six to 17 week-old baby • Has my baby had enough • Your baby’s health • Common feeding issues
12. Simple feeding sense for your four to six month-old
What to expect in terms of feeding at this stage • What your baby is up to? • Feeding your four to six month-old • A healthy meal plan • Has my baby had enough? • Your baby’s health • Common feeding issues
13. Simple feeding sense for your six to 12 month-old
What to expect in terms of feeding at this stage • What your baby is up to? • Feeding your six to 12 month-old • A healthy meal plan • Has my baby had enough? • Your baby's health • Common feeding issues
14. Simple feeding sense for your toddler
What to expect in terms of feeding at this stage • What your toddler is up to? • Feeding your toddler • A healthy meal plan for toddlers • Has my toddler had enough? • Your toddler's health • Common feeding issues
Appendix A: Growth Charts 159
Appendix B: Recipes 160
Appendix C: Allergy Replacement Foods 169
Megan Faure BSc, OT, OTR is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in paediatrics in the USA and South Africa for more than a decade. She is an active member of the South African Institute for Sensory ntegration (SAISI), which is the body that oversees all therapists specialising in Sensory Integration in South Africa. It is affiliated with the Sensory Integration organizations in the USA.
As well as being a lecturer for SAISI on the treatment and theory of sensory integration disorders, Megan regularly lectures to both professionals and parents on various baby and childcare issues, in particular how to help infants with extreme fussiness, poor sleep habits and feeding problems. Megan is the founder and chairperson of the Infant Sensory Integration Training group, which provides courses for therapists to equip them to understand and treat infant behaviour.
Megan is a journalist and author in the field of child psychology, parenting and child development. Passionate about her work and research into the field of infant development, particularly sensory ntegration, Meg felt that an understanding of the way a baby processes her world and the impact the sensory world has on sleep, feeding and development needed to be communicated to parents. She co- authored Baby Sense which has been translated into 4 languages and is a best seller. She followed this book’s success with Sleep Sense and Feeding Sense. Megan writes for several regional and national publications in the UK and South Africa. She has made numerous television appearances in South Africa. She delivers talks on child rearing at NCT conferences and at the Baby Show in the UK and at many locations across South Africa. Megan runs practice in Cape Town where she sees babies and toddlers with sleep problems and sensory processing difficulties. Megan is married with a son and two daughters.
Katherine Megaw (B.Sc Diet (Hons), Dip Paed diet) graduated as a clinical dietitian from the University of Natal. She specialized in paediatric dietetics through the Johns Hopkins Institute, completed a first level certificate in breastfeeding consultancy through the Breastfeeding Association of South Africa and a diploma course in exercise science, specializing in pregnant women and children.
Over the past nine years she has worked in private practice with parents and children with a variety of feeding difficulties, as well as helping new moms navigate through the wealth of information available on baby feeding.
Katherine has been a speaker at the Baby Sense seminars for many years and regularly talks at events on child and infant nutrition. She has lectured to post graduate students on feeding babies with special needs and written articles for local and international magazines and journals.
Katherine is married with three children and lives in the beautiful city of Cape Town.
Dr Simon Strachan (MBChB FCPaed) graduated from The University of Cape Town in 1987 and spent the next three years working at the Ernest Oppenheimer Hospital in Welkom. He started Paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1991, Graduating as a Fellow of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa in 1995.
Simon has been in private paediatric practice since 1996 and has interests in vaccinology, pulmonology, allergies, epilepsy and the ketogenic diet and ADHD.
He has developed a passion for teaching and delivers lectures to parents, general practitioners and paediatricians. He is a regular contributor to magazines and attends many local and international medical congresses.
Simon lives in Johannesburg with his many children and is a very proud grandfather of a healthy little boy.