Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Explore the principles of good nutrition in the first 12 months of a baby’s life

The birth of a child is exciting and exhilarating. It can also be stressful and confusing.

In this free, online course led by nutritional experts from Deakin University, you’ll trace the milestones in a baby’s first year of life to learn about the principles of good infant nutrition and how you can apply them.

You’ll learn what and how much to feed babies, how to wean them and practical strategies for dealing with fussy eaters as babies move from milk and mushy stuff to take their place at the family table.

What topics will you cover?

  • Infants’ nutritional requirements and the importance of both breastfeeding and formula in meeting them.
  • Comparison of global nutritional guidelines, best practice and evidence-based research to find out what foods babies need, and how much and how often to feed them
  • When and how to introduce solid foods
  • Why participating in family meals is important for promoting food acceptance and preferences for lifelong health and wellbeing.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course has been specially created for parents of new infants and healthcare practitioners with an interest in early childhood nutrition including those wanting to undertake further study.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established1974
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021