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Book review: Why Starting Solids Matters

Why Starting Solids Matters

Why Starting Solids Matters Amy Brown Pinter and Martin £7.99 | 160pp ISBN: 9781780665009

As a dietitian and first-time mother getting to grips with weaning, I was excited at the prospect of this book.

It is one of several evidence-based guides to pregnancy, birth and parenting aimed for new parents and health professionals.

It is a small paperback and so is perfect for dipping in and out of, as many parents and healthcare professionals like to do.

Unfortunately, the text-heavy chapters, with their lack of figures and diagrams, make this difficult – and is one of the aspects of the book I struggled with.

Nevertheless, this is a well-referenced book on starting solids, with much theory and scientific research summarised in an engaging manner.

It includes chapters detailing advice on introducing solids, baby-lead weaning and responsive feeding.

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