Starting Solids

the what, when, why & how | taught by Laura Kent-Davidson, ND, IBCLC

Course description

Parents often have many questions about introducing solid foods into their little one's diet. Let's make sure you feel ready and excited to jump right in!

Join me in this course as we talk about...

When to start solids?

Why we start solids?

What to feed the baby?

How to do it?

How to try and prevent allergies?

And of course some yummy recipes for your little one!

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Laura Kent-Davidson, ND, IBCLC
Laura Kent-Davidson, ND, IBCLC
Naturopathic Doctor & Lactation Consultant

Laura's passion for the environment, global health, and maternal and newborn care led her down her path to become a Naturopathic Doctor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). After completing a Bachelors degree in psychology, she went on study Natruopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. It was during that time she was introduced to Dr. Jack Newman's International Breastfeeding Centre and the amazing work they do to help families achieve their breastfeeding goals. Realizing Lactation medicine was the missing piece she was looking for in her training and understanding the value of qualified lactation support, she decided to enrol and complete the necessary steps to become an IBCLC.

Laura sees herself as a community mobilizer and humanitarian. While at CCNM, she was very fortunate to complete a clinical externship in Haiti at a birth centre through Naturopaths Without Borders. It was there that her desire to serve moms and babies grew, and where she saw the power of breastfeeding in decreasing infant morbidity and mortality. The clinical focus in her private practise is with women in the postpartum period, supporting their transition into motherhood, guiding them with feeding support, and promoting infant mental health. She has worked in Thailand as a private consultant and with the Bangkok Child Protection project, a UNHCR funded initiative through Jesuit Refugee Services, where she provided case work support, needs assessments, and health education to unaccompanied minors.

Laura currently calls Toronto home where she lives with her husband and their two young children. She sees patients part-time and develops online resources for new parents.

Course Curriculum

Starting Solids: The When, What, Why, and How
Starting Solids
Signs my Baby is Getting Enough
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Case Examples
5 month old Liam
6 month old Tasha
4 month old Juno
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Baby Friendly Snack Ideas/Recipes
Frequently Asked Questions
Course References
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