I'm so pleased you've found this website. It's intended as a focal point for queries - to lead you to where you can learn more - rather than as a place to find out everything you ever wanted to know about parenting and BLW, but our books are a great place to start! The latest, available from July 2014, is Baby-led Parenting, a practical guide to understanding your baby and being the parent he or she really needs. Baby-led Breastfeeding will help you understand how breastfeeding works and how to get it to work for you, while the best place to get information about BLW is from the original Baby-led Weaning (as well as from the forums and blogs written by parents who are doing it). And of course, there's the BLW Cookbook, too.
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Research into BLW is gathering pace! Dr. Amy Brown in Swansea is just finishing a study about the relative risks of gagging and choking, comparing BLW and conventional weaning. There is also lots going on at the University of Otago in New Zealand, as well as some serious interest from researchers in Canada. Meanwhile, I'm just about to submit my own doctoral thesis, comparing spoon feeding with self-feeding from the baby's point of view, and am kept busy with speaking engagements and media interviews, both in the UK and abroad - all very exciting!
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