Balancing Breastfeeds and Solid food for my Baby

By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD & Nicola O’Byrne IBCLC. Are you struggling to find the right balance between breastfeeding and introducing solids to your baby? Our new online course, where we dive deep into the topic of balancing breastfeeding and solids is...

Preparing for Childcare.

By Cathy Monaghan, M.Sc, H,Dip, RD. Starting your child in childcare is a big milestone for you and your child whether it is just after maternity leave or when they are older. Whether you choose a creche, childminder, nanny or have family to help, planning ahead will...

Food before 1, Is it really just for fun?

By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD. Whether you are breastfeeding or formula feeding your baby, six months is considered the furthest, safest point that little ones can grow and develop appropriately without starting solids. The WHO and FSAI recommend that baby start...

Reducing the risk of food allergy, a guide for parents.

By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD. Up to 95% of babies don’t have a food allergy and early exposure is the key to reducing the risk of food allergy further!   The advice about introducing allergens has changed in recent years. Your mother may tell you that...

Starting Solids Essentials – Spoons, Bowls, Bibs and Beakers!

By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD. You are already overwhelmed with the thought of starting solids and then when you head to the supermarket or pharmacy you may feel completely bamboozled when you see the range of products. My first suggestion is to do My Weaning...

Is my baby ready for solids?

Congratulations on your baby! Just as you feel you got the hang of milk feeds now it is time to think about solids!It is better to judge each baby’s readiness for weaning individually. Not all babies are developmentally ready for solids at exactly the same age. I have...