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Implementing a Baby-Led Approach to the Introduction of Solid Foods for All Babies

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What Past Students Have To Say:

  • "The speaker opened up my eyes about early feeding. For the baby, the focus should be on exploring food, not on the parent/feeder. The baby should be in control of what goes into his mouth and when. The parents should offer safe foods to be explored and engaged with at the child's pace."
    Julie Lake, OT

  • "I enjoyed this webinar so much. The case studies in particular demonstrated the speakers' knowledge and care of their clients. They are both doing wonderful impactful work."
    Emily Jones, ST


PhD Gill Rapley, PhD

Gill is the pioneer of the approach to the introduction of solid foods to babies known as baby-led weaning, an idea that originated from her practice as a health visitor and which she explored and refined as part of her Masters and PhD studies. She has co-authored several books on this and related subjects, as well as contributing to a number of academic journals and texts. Her seminal book, "Baby-led Weaning: Helping your baby to love good food", written with Tracey Murkett, has been translated into over 20 languages. In August, 2022, she and Jill Rabin, MS, launched "Your Baby Can Self-Feed, Too", which describes how BLW can be adapted for babies who face feeding challenges.


Jill Rabin is a pediatric speech pathologist and international board-certified lactation consultant who has been working with the 0- to 3-year-old population since 1986. She is based in the north suburbs of Chicago where she has a private practice working with young babies and their families to evaluate and provide treatment for feeding and speech/language issues. Her areas of specialty include facilitating breastfeeding in at-risk populations such as preterm infants, babies with tethered oral tissues and babies with Down syndrome and using the Adapted Baby-Led Weaning Approach™ to transition babies with feeding challenges to solids. She advocates for responsive and child-directed feeding approaches to improve feeding skills in infants and babies with feeding aversion. She coauthored a book entitled Your Baby Can Self-Feed, Too! with Gill Rapley about the Adapted Baby-Led Weaning Approach™ (ABLW) which she developed in 2010. She has been featured on multiple podcasts regarding breastfeeding and bottle refusal, breastfeeding and Down syndrome and use of her Adapted Baby-Led Weaning Approach™ (ABLW) which she developed in 2010. She speaks nationally and internationally on these topics. She teaches virtual classes about transitioning to solids for neurotypical babies and an adapted baby-led weaning course for parents of babies with feeding challenges. She moderates a monthly Zoom group for breastfeeding, pumping and expectant moms with babies with Down syndrome and leads a weekly language group and monthly virtual group for babies with Down syndrome through GiGi’s Playhouse-Deerfield.

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Certificates will be automatically issued for 3 hours of continuing education once both courses are fully completed. Check with your professional organizations' licensing bodies to determine exactly what may be accepted for you. This course is eligible for ASHA’s professional development hour requirements. You will not require ASHA pre-approval for this. See here [https://www.asha.org/certification/FactDef/] for more information. This course is eligible for AOTA credits. Please check your state’s guidelines for specific information about this continuing education activity may apply to your state’s CEU guidelines