Parents and carers can access a range of support and information this World Breastfeeding Week and beyond thanks to Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Infant Feeding Team.
The Trust’s Infant Feeding and Healthy Weight Health Visiting Service leads have been working collaboratively with Walsall Public Health and Professor Amy Brown from Swansea University to create an animated graphic “Top Tips for introducing your baby to solid foods.”
This has been launched today – at the start of World Breastfeeding Week which runs until Thursday 8 August – and can be seen here:
Lindsey Perry, the Trust’s Infant Feeding Clinical Lead, said: “We’re really proud of this collaboration which not only offers support to Walsall families and those who work with them locally but also nationally. We’d like to thank Walsall Public Health for its support in commissioning this resource which supports Walsall’s drive to reduce obesity and promote healthy lifestyles.
“Introducing solid foods into your baby’s diet creates an ideal opportunity for the whole family to embrace healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. Information around Introducing solids is also offered in many different settings around Walsall – speak to your health visitor when you and your little one are ready.”
Uma Viswanathan, Consultant in Public Health, added: “We hope that this resource will help Walsall parents to start their children on a lifetime of healthy eating.”
The Trust and Walsall Public Health have also worked together to produce an information page to be placed into the Parent Held Child Record (Red Book) of every Walsall infant along with a personal invitation to attend one of the Introduction to Solids education sessions held in varied venues across Walsall every month.