Essential Series: Healthy First Foods and Intro to Baby Led Weaning

I’m super excited about our October Essential Series as we’ll be covering an introduction to baby nutrition and the feeding approach called Baby Led Weaning.

I used many aspects of the Baby Led Weaning (BLW) approach with my son and it worked so well for us. I’ve been searching for somebody with the expertise in family nutrition to talk about introducing solids and BLW so moms have some different choices and ideas on feeding…and I’ve finally found them!

Brittney Kirton is an international certified lactation consultant, registered holistic nutritionist, and postpartum doula. Her passion and expertise is in family nutrition and working with children. She offers services through her company Lifestages Feeding and also works out of Elements Wellness Centre in Kitsilano.

Brittney is the perfect speaker to talk about Healthy First Foods and the Baby Led Weaning approach. In this Essential Series, Brittney will lead a session giving us the background on introducing solids and baby led weaning. She will also discuss general childhood nutrition, food allergies, and we’ll have extra time to answer any questions you have.

This is sure to be an informative session with some new ideas on all things baby nutrition! To get a sneak peek on the great information Brittney will provide, check out her recent interview with blogger Mama in the City.

About Brittney Kirton:
I had two passions growing up: health and wellness, and working with children. In 2007, I started studies at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. CSNN helped me develop a wide base knowledge on many dietary issues though my interest and experience lies in working with pre and post natal clients, infant and childhood nutrition, and those suffering from allergic, inflammatory, and digestive conditions.

While I enjoyed clinical practice as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I missed working closely with children, especially infants. In 2008 I was introduced to a Postpartum Doula and was intrigued by the support they offered and knew I wanted to combine practices. In order to support new mothers further, I enrolled in The Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Practitioners offered at Douglas College. This program inspired me to take her studies in Breastfeeding further. Six months later, I relocated to the United States to attend the University of California San Diego Lactation Consultant Program. I completed my studies and received the designation of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2011.

I strive to provide my clients with current, fact-based feeding and nutrition advice for each and every Life Stage.

Essential Series: Healthy First Foods and Intro to Baby Led Weaning
Tuesday, October 16, 10am-12pm
Cactus Club, 1530 W. Broadway (b/w Granville & Fir)
Private room at back of restaurant – stroller entrance available at back
Early Bird until October 1: Members: $15 (regular $20) | Non-Member $20 (regular $25) | Couples $40 | Childcare available.



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