What You Will Learn...

Feeding babies should be intuitive and enjoyable, yet many caregivers report feeling anxious, and even terrified, about feeding their infants. Approaches popularized in social media, such as baby-led weaning, add to their worries and confusion. The only method with a global consensus is responsive feeding. This webinar introduces the Baby-Cued Method and the trends and products that may actually be hindering a child’s transition through critical feeding milestones. Parents are the target of massive marketing efforts and often trust the claims on products and in social media memes. But how do popular products and practices impact the developmental trajectory and ultimately the child’s success with transitioning to table foods and self-feeding?

  • Describe how popular parenting trends, products, and practices could be impacting the development of oral-motor/feeding skill development.

  • Explain how responsive feeding, embedded in the framework of responsive parenting, supports oral-motor/feeding skill development and ultimately child autonomy and self-feeding.

  • List at least 4 strategies for supporting oral-motor/feeding skill development and the transition to table foods in the baby’s first year of life.

What Others Say About the Webinar

  • Great Webinar!

    *****A ton of useful information packed into a couple of hours. -Beth Grodzin

  • Informative and relevant!

    *****I appreciate the instructors vast knowledge on this topic and the clarification regarding common myths and misconceptions that parents have to navigate. This course helps not only build feeding skills, but also how to address these issues in a positive and informative way. -Stacie Fox

  • Great Webinar!

    ***** Thank you for this wonderful explanation of what responsive feeding is vs. baby led weaning. -Virginia Swindoll

  • Excellent, practical tips!

    ***** This course was wonderful! So many practical tips that I can implement right away. It really helped my understanding of typical development, too. - Kori Mudge

  • Excellent Course!

    ***** Valuable and concise information to be used to help guide families with developing eaters! - Andrea Butler

  • Great Course

    ***** This is an awesome quick course any SLP should take who works with kids! -Christine Mirrodi

  • Very Helpful!

    ***** Really got me thinking about lots of my kiddos with feeding challenges on my caseload and wondering how many of these trends were a part of their early experiences as babies. -Dorothy Freas

  • Excellent Course!

    ***** Excellent as always. Answered my questions and gave me a few new things to think about. Thank you Nina!!!!! -Sharon Antolick

Webinar Agenda

  • 1

    Responsive Feeding: The Baby Cued Method (Course for Professionals)

    • Welcome to the Webinar!

    • Agreement to Terms

    • Webinar Slides Handout

    • Responsive Feeding: The Baby Cued Method Video Module

  • 2

    Resources and References

    • References

    • Resources Handout

    • Webinar Evaluation

  • 3

    Continuing Education Credit

    • Continuing Education Credits

    • Webinar Information (for continuing education)

    • More Courses with Nina

Pediatric Feeding Expert

Nina Ayd Johanson

The owner of Food Smart Kids, LLC, Nina Ayd Johanson, MA, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, is a highly regarded clinician and renowned instructor with more than 27 years of experience. She has trained thousands of therapists both in the United States and internationally in "AEIOU: An Integrated Approach to Pediatric Feeding", a comprehensive professional training program that she developed and continues to teach. Nina provides education and support to parents of newborns and young children through her online learning platform to help children and their families learn to love food, enjoy family mealtimes, and thrive. She developed the "Baby-Cued Method™", a responsive feeding approach, to answer the many questions parents have about feeding their babies and transitioning to solid foods. Many parents feel worried about the next steps with feeding after breast or bottle, and the internet and social media have added to the confusion. She helps parents embrace the process simply and intuitively, without gimmicks or trends that could hinder the process. Nina also works in private practice in Baltimore, and with the Maryland Pediatric Group. A Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Educator of Infant Massage, she specializes in infants with sucking dysfunction, tongue tie, and breast and/or bottle-feeding aversion. She has extensive expertise in diagnosis and treatment of infants and children with oral motor/feeding disorders, feeding tube dependency, autism, complex medical issues, and other developmental disabilities. Nina recently retired from her position as a Speech-Language Pathologist and pediatric feeding specialist for an acclaimed children's hospital after 25 years, where she founded the TOTs Program (for infants with feeding problems due to tethered oral tissue/tongue tie). She holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College of Maryland and a Master of Arts in Applied Healing Arts from the Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health). She is a board certified Holistic Health Practitioner and was trained in integrative nutrition through the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s Food As Medicine program.