Project Description

Pre-order the book
1 April 2022
RRP: $26.99
ISBN: 9781615198368
Paperback, 264 pages
228 x 152 mm

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Responsive Feeding

by Melanie Potock

Recommended by the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the Academy of American Pediatrics, and UNICEF, responsive feeding is learning how to read your baby’s communication cues and your toddler’s often-very-strong preferences (hello two-year-olds!) rather than feeding them a predetermined amount.

Think of responsive feeding as a dance. For parents, it’s about engaging your baby, anticipating their moves, and taking turns to lead the choreography. The parent responds to baby’s communication and baby responds to theirs. Because the parent is in-tune and present in the moment, they will connect and flow, making for a joyful experience!

Using evidence-based strategies, feeding therapist Melanie Potock explains how to read your child’s cues to ensure happy mealtimes with happy kids. This book is designed to answer the most common questions about feeding babies and toddlers up to age three. It also debunks myths while offering practical tips on making mealtimes joyful and less stressful. It teaches a no-nonsense, straight-forward approach to responsive feeding that’s focused on nurturing trust and communication between parent and child.

About the Author

Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, is an international speaker on the topic of feeding babies to teens. Melanie has coached over a thousand parents on how to raise healthy, happy eaters right from the start and has over twenty years of clinical experience helping children with pediatric feeding disorders. She is the co-author of the award-winning Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater and author of Adventures in Veggieland, plus three other books for both parents and children. Melanie’s advice has been shared in a variety of television and print media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,, and Parents Magazine. She lives in Colorado.