Starting Solids Consultations

Lactation Room offers consultations to parents on starting solid foods for their infants. This consultation typically occurs before six months of age, in preparation for when infants begin to show signs of readiness for complementary foods. Our skilled providers offer tailored advice on appropriate foods to introduce, textures, portion sizes, and feeding techniques, ensuring that the transition to solid foods is safe, nutritious, and enjoyable for both the infant and parents. Additionally, our Registered Dietician-IBCLCs address specific concerns such as food allergies, intolerances, and cultural preferences, adapting recommendations to meet the unique needs of each family.

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Scheduling a starting solid foods for infants nutrition consultation provides numerous benefits to clients and allows families to feel confident and comfortable when starting their next feeding milestone with their infant. These individualized consultations empower parents to foster positive feeding relationships with their infants, laying the foundation for lifelong healthy eating habits.

Lactation Room offers parents evidence-based guidance on the introduction of solid foods, alleviating any anxiety or confusion they may have about this important developmental milestone. By receiving personalized recommendations, parents can ensure that their infant receives the nutrients needed for healthy growth and development while minimizing the risk of choking or adverse reactions.

Working with a Registered Dietitian who is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is essential during the starting solid foods phase for infants. RDs with IBCLC certification possess specialized knowledge in infant feeding and lactation, allowing them to address both breastfeeding and complementary feeding concerns comprehensively.

Our unique approach to teaching and specialized providers can assist parents in navigating challenges such as maintaining milk supply during the transition to solid foods and managing any feeding difficulties that may arise. This integrated approach ensures that parents receive guidance on optimizing breastfeeding alongside introducing solid foods, promoting continued breastfeeding as the primary source of nutrition for infants up to one year of age.

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