Introducing Solids To Support Optimal baby Health

When your infant is approximately 6 months old they will start to give you signs they are interested in food and ready to move to solids.  They may display this new found interest by either watching what you eat, trying to grab your food or they are hungrier in between their milk feeds, especially if they want extra at night.

Weaning Tips for Healthy Baby

  • ✅ In the first couple of weeks it’s a good idea to give them their first foods after they have either been breast or bottle fed and not tired or grumpy. 
  • ✅ Dilute their puree with either breast or bottle milk or 1 tablespoon of bone broth. 
  • ✅ Bone broth heals and seals the gut lining to support their developing immune system and brain functions.  Broths must be homemade with the ingredients to suit their age group (see attached recipe). 
  • ✅ If your child was born by C-section, add fermented vegetable juice to their puree to support the friendly bacteria, they only need small amounts, say 35 to 40 mls.
  • ✅ Cook their meals using organic fresh or frozen fruit and veggies.  This delays introducing dangerous chemicals (herbicides and pesticides) found in conventional produce.
  • ✅ Store bought food contains chemicals such as preservatives and emulsifiers which interfere with gut health and friendly bacteria.  
  • ✅ Find time each week each week to prepare all their meals.  When cooking veggies, steaming and roasting is best method to retain the nutrients. 
  • ✅ Freeze into small portions in silicon moulds and store in the freezer.
  • ✅ Store bought food is OK for emergencies.  Commercial organic and preservative free food is boiled at high temperatures to kill bacteria and this also destroys the nutritional value of the food. 
  • ✅ Introduce new food individually and wait 3 to 4 days before trying the next food to check for adverse food reactions such as allergies or intolerances.
  • ✅ Remember food is a totally new experience for your child and they don’t actually know what food is. 
  • ✅ All their nutritional requirements are being met by their milk feeds.
  • ✅ Give them real fruit and stay away from dried fruit which is high in sugar and feeds the growth of bad bacteria and fungus all which undermines the health of their friendly bacteria.
  • ✅ Bread contains double the daily allowance of salt.

Naturopathy Can Help With the Following Childhood Conditions

Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a multitude of factors relevant to your child’s symptomology (how they are feeling), pathology (how their body is responding), plus dietary and lifestyle factors.

  • ✅ Digestive complaints – constipation, diarrhoea, loose stools, pain or bloating
  • ✅ Allergies and allergic conditions – such as asthma, eczema or hayfever
  • ✅ Poor Immunity – recurring colds or ear infections
  • ✅ Skin Conditions – rashes, eczema, acne, pimples or allergic reactions
  • ✅ Moods – anxiety, depression or mood swings
  • ✅ Food Intolerances – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Food Allergies – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Growth and development issues – fussy eaters or nutritional malabsorption
  • ✅ Behavioural challenges – ADHD or others
  • ✅ Energy – poor energy or chronic fatigue
  • ✅ Picky Eaters – fussy eaters
  • ✅ Sleep – trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

What happens in a children’s nutritionist consultation

During your consultation, Fiona will seek information about your pregnancy, birth and post birth experiences. This will provide an integrated view to give a full picture of the foundations of your child’s health status. You can expect to leave your consultation with a thorough understanding of the potential contributing factors of the presenting symptoms. Fiona will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates possible herbal/nutritional medicine, dietary/lifestyle recommendations, recipes and handouts. Plus an overview of the consultation so you feel empowered to care for your child’s wellbeing with Fiona’s guidance. At The Children’s Naturopath, Fiona Stock an expert in childhood health, she understands children’s needs and considers working with kids and teens to be an absolute joy. She finds that children typically respond to naturopathic treatment very well – bouncing back to good health in no time.  And she treasures the opportunity she has to teach kids about their bodies and engage them in their health journey, setting them up with strong foundations and knowledge for life.

Meet Children’s Nutritionist – Fiona Stock

Fiona is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change.

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 23 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition. Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve. Deeply compassionate and highly skilled, either of the Naturopathic Consultation Options with Fiona is a wonderful investment in your child’s health. If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

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  • ✅Poor Immunity
  • ✅Poor Focus & Concentration
  • ✅ Behavioural Problems
  • ✅ ADHD
  • ✅ Depression
  • ✅ Anxiety
  • ✅ Food Allergies
  • ✅ Food Intolerances
  • ✅ Constipation
  • ✅ Diarrhoea
  • ✅ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • ✅ Tummy Pain
  • ✅ Eczema
  • ✅ Asthma
  • ✅ Obesity
  • ✅ Auto-Immune Disease
  • ✅ Recurring Infections
  • ✅ Fussy Eaters
  • ✅ Sleep Issues
  • ✅ Plus many more…

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Would you like a consultation with me at a fraction of the cost? My online learning classes are jam packed with more advice than I provide in a face-to-face appointment. It’s evidence-based naturopathic wisdom coupled with the latest scientific research on kids health I’ve successfully shared with clients over my 20+ year career.

I’ve also included cheatsheets, checklists, nourishing recipes and 25 page book of class notes.

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  • ✅ Understand the cause if common childhood conditions (eczema, poor immunity, food allergies, food intolerances, poor focus & concentration, ADHD, behavioural problems).
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