Mums and dads know what’s best for their babies but sometimes you need a little expert help. Because Tesco Loves Baby Club has got together with The Essential Parent Company you get free, one-to-one consultations with a whole range of experts, including paediatricians, midwives and dieticians – all devoted to helping mums and dads discover the best ways to care for their babies and enjoy the parenting journey. Our latest series of Twitter chats covered breastfeeding, bonding and playtime – see below to find out what our experts had to say.
Breastfeeding advice from Melissa Little
Melissa, a paediatric dietician, joined us for a chat on why breastfeeding is so good for your baby and the best foods for breastfeeding mums. So many of you sent in excellent questions – read our catch-up to find out more.
Did you miss our chat with play and development expert Alice Maclaine?
Alice, a mother of one, is a Montessori-trained teacher at the prestigious Rolfe’s Nursery School in Notting Hill. She is passionate about teaching babies and children through play and exploration, and is also part of the Mamaheaven team that runs yoga retreats for mums and babies. We held a Twitter chat with Alice and loads of you had great questions. If you couldn’t get online at the time, you can catch up here.
Dr Rebecca Chicot’s advice on bonding with your baby
Dr Chicot, who has a doctorate in child development and parenting from the University of Cambridge, is one of the founders of The Essential Parent Company, as well as being an expert on baby care and development. She had some fantastic advice for working mums and dealing with sibling jealousy. Find out more here.
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