One of the things I recently learned in motherhood, which I can say that is being commonly faced as a challenge amongst mothers, is the method of adding complementary foods to a baby’s diet of breastmilk or formula, which is called Baby-led Weaning (BLW) once they reach their sixth month of existence.
And when I’ve learned from my mommy friends about a free talk on Nutrition and Baby-led Weaning sponsored by Mothercare Philippines last February 24 at Mothercare BGC, I registered right away and even invited another mommy friend to attend it too.
What added up to my excitement was when I knew that the key source speaker was Ms. Abbie Yabot, a Lactation Counselor, La Leche League Leader, Breastfeeding Club Founder and a Parenting Educator. I’ve been following her for quite some time now on social media on her advocacy on breastfeeding and parenting hence, the excitement to see her in person. #fangirling 😀
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First time to attend a Parent Event by @mothercareph on Nutrition and Baby-led Weaning with Ms. @abbievyabot as the resource speaker last Saturday. . . Always a delight to catch up and learn at the same time, with mommy friends who share the same concerns and experiences when it comes to parenting specifically on baby-led weaning and baby nutrition. . . We're also blessed to have supportive husbands to accompany us in such events like this. Instant family Saturdate, it is!❤️❤️❤️ . . . #momblogger #mombloggerph #mommyblogger #DianaTheMama #babyledweaning #mothercareph #parentinguniversityph #InstaMumshies #babiesofinstamumshies
Here are some key points that I’ve learned and some of the recipes shared by Ms. Abbie Yabot during the event.
*All recipes and content in the visual aids are from Ms. Abbie Yabot; Diana the Mama only re-encoded it to MS Powerpoint for better visuals.
Special thanks to Mothercare BGC and to Ms. Abbie Yabot for generously sharing their venue, resources and expertise on topics such as this. As you can see in the IG post shown above, the kids had a safe play area while the mommies and daddies were learning altogether. Looking forward to the upcoming events and will even recommend it to my mommy friends and colleagues.