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weaning matters – does the mess bother you?


Weaning babies can be a messy time.  Learning new self feeding skills is an important part of developing the relationship with food.  It helps infants to become more independent, allows them time to explore textures and allows them take things at their own pace.  The more infants practice self-feeding, the better they will become at it.

Some parents find the mess difficult and inadvertently restrict their child from self-feeding in order to reduce mess. There is a limit for most people; we discuss this in more detail on our weaning workshops with a range of other practical aspects of feeding.

Cambridge Paediatrics and Nutrition ran its first weaning matters workshop in May 2016, and further workshops are planned this Autumn.  Details as follows:

8th October 2016 at St Andrews Hall, Histon
26th November 2016 at The Signal Box, Cambridge
7th January 2017 at The Pavillion Community Centre, Trumpington

The workshops aim to equip families with the most up-to-date information on infant feeding, weaning and feeding diffficulties in this 2 hour interactive workshop. Weaning matters will be delivered by our team of professionals: Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Dietitian helping parents and families to grow a healthy eater.

Short talks by each of our our team with practical demonstrations starting at 10am.

  • Growth & Development Overview
    • Camilla Salvestrini, Paediatric Gastroenterologist
  • Foods and Nutrition: What, when and how much?
    • Carine Henry, Paediatric Dietitian
  • Skills & Communication: “I know what I can do, I know what I like”
    • Cathy Davies, Speech and Language Therapist
  • Weaning & the family: Taking the worry out of weaning
    • Caroline Lindsay, Clinical Psychologist

For further information or to book, please contact us at

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