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Essential new strategies for parents to feed their baby—no matter baby’s appetite—from groundbreaking research, introduced here for the first time
Parents recognize that all children have different appetites: Some are voracious eaters, others are picky; some refuse to eat when they’re cranky, others overeat. Despite this intuitive understanding, feeding recommendations have taken a one-size-fits-all approach. So, how can a parent know which type of eater they’re dealing with, and how to ensure their child gets the nutrients they need?
World-renowned, leading researchers Drs. Llewellyn and Syrad have discovered the answers to these questions and more—and now they present their discoveries in this parent-friendly handbook. An Appetite for Life demystifies the ways a child’s food preferences develop in their first 1,000 days—in utero through their second birthday. Laying out essential nutrition guidelines, it describes ways to feed children with varying eating styles at every crucial stage of development—from milk-feeding to weaning to eating with the family. With evidence-based tips throughout, this book helps parents make informed choices about feeding their child during those critical early years, ultimately preparing them for lifelong good health.
Dr Clare Llewellyn is a Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Behavioural Obesity Research at University College London, where she leads the Obesity research group, and the Gemini twin study. She has a long-standing fascination with eating behaviour, which probably stems from having been a notoriously fussy eater as a child. A decade ago she helped establish Gemini, the largest twin study ever set up to explore the 'nature and nurture' of eating behaviour from the beginning of life. She has published more than 70 scientific papers and book chapters on this topic, and has given over 40 invited talks worldwide at prestigious organisations, such as the Royal Society of Medicine. She has won a number of international awards for her research from organisations such as the UK Association for the Study of Obesity, the European Association for the Study of Obesity, and The Obesity Society in the US. Dr Hayley Syrad is a chartered Psychologist. She gained a First Class Psychology Bachelors Degree at The University of Southampton in 2007, and a PhD in behavioural nutrition at the Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London in 2016. Her research has focused on the role of appetite in relation to what and how young children eat, and she has published a number of articles on infant and toddler feeding in high impact journals. Her work has received a huge amount of media interest.