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food, glorious food! this issue of our contents
regional Parents centre newsletter focuses on al things food and looks at some of the issues parents may
encounter around kids and food.
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When your child has an al ergy
there is an article on baby led Weaning,
respond really well as BCST isn't invasive & they get to play during the sessions.
which is an alternative approach to starting
solids, by raelene fraser of onewa Parents
Are you pregnant or a new mum?
centre. there is also an article on "fussy eaters",
with some guidelines to judge where your child
10 Meet one of our volunteers
BCST can help a woman's body cope with pregnancy and prepare for birth. BCST can
may have a problem with being a fussy eater, or
11 fussy eaters
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Kim ainsworth, from papakura parents
12 gestational diabetes diary
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16 al ergy friendly recipes
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two weeks after my son started daycare, fairly straight forward and a trawl of the shopping
i got the call i had been dreading. aubrey,
aisles usually turns up one or two products in each
(also known as Mr two), is allergic to both
category which he can have.
Last Wednesday of the
dairy and eggs. aubrey had eaten some cheese
eating and socialising outside of the home does
muffin and his body had started to swell. daycare
presents some challenges. Having to rely on other
month until November,
had followed our emergency plan to the t and i
people to read and interpret labels correctly can
10am – 12pm.
arrived to collect a swollen, scratchy, subdued, but
be quite nerve-wracking. sometimes people don't
otherwise unharmed little boy. a timely reminder
grasp the importance of ensuring his food is safe to
for us to always be vigilant and not to take his food
eat, or even think we are exaggerating his allergies.
i have been asked whether he can have yoghurt
We first suspected aubrey was allergic to
instead of cream and a lot of people do not realise
milk at 6 months old. While playing with mashed
whey powder, an ingredient in many store bought
potato, welts appeared around his mouth. after
baked goods, is a dairy by-product. researching and
a visit to the doctors, we decided as a precaution
pre-planning menus before we go anywhere has
to avoid dairy until eight months when, under our
now become the norm. i find a stash of homemade
doctor's supervision, we gave him 2 ml of milk.
sausage rolls, cupcakes and pizza dough in the
Within minutes his skin was swollen, itchy and red,
freezer a must and when attending family events he
a reaction that lasted exactly five hours.
wears a bandana with a warning not to offer
it's heart-breaking to see him in pain and
frightening to witness. We have been very lucky
We have attended a few different playgroups
that to date on the three occasions he has had
and i have found some more allergy aware than
a reaction his airways have not been affected,
others. We don't attend any which do not have
However, because the symptoms can be different
a set morning tea time as he needs to be closely
every time, aubrey always has antihistamine and an
watched in case he was to accept food from
epinephrine autoinjector just in case.
another child or pick something up off the floor.
as a family we have found adapting to aubrey's
in six months' time, aubrey will go back and
diet surprisingly easy. He was breastfed until 16
have another allergy skin prick test and we hope
months old and after some research we decided
that by three years old he will have started to grow
not to introduce a milk alternative as he is a good
out of his dairy allergy and by five, eggs. until
Terms and conditions apply,
eater and is quite happy with water. We can follow
then we will just keep on reading all the labels and
for full details.
a standard vegan + meat diet so cooking at home is
hiding the Whittakers chocolate!
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A different approach
to iNtroduciNg SolidS
by raelene fraser
and that was certainly the case with local mum,
Baby-led weaning (blW) is a method of
introducing solids which puts the baby in
Mary and her daughter, charlotte. "charlotte's first
charge of the process. it allows babies to
food was a chicken sandwich i was having for lunch
born 25th May 8lb
control their solid food intake by self-feeding from
that she grabbed out of my hand," says Mary.
the very beginning of the weaning process with no
"i didn't try spoon feeding at all. a friend was
need for spoon-feeding, purees or mashes. your
blW her child and it just made perfect sense. i
child is encouraged to explore food at their own
must admit that part of my desire to try blW was
pace, and you help them along by providing a
driven by laziness—i didn't want to have to puree
selection of food in a size and shape that they can
or mash foods, or make different meals. the blW
approach was convenient for us as a family; we'd
While there's nothing new about giving babies
sit down to meals at the same time and eat the
finger foods, blW involves only giving baby finger
same thing. and there was no juggling of feeding
Born 9th april, 6lb
foods. the theory is that pureeing food was
charlotte and ourselves because she'd feed herself."
15oz. first baby of
stuart and sandra
required when solid food were started when babies
"the thing i liked most about the blW
were three-to-four months old and not able to
approach is that charlotte had total control of
properly eat, requiring food that could slide straight
what went in her mouth. We were able to let her
down. by six months, babies are already able to
do everything at her own pace. at six months we
pick up items, place them in their mouths and are
were giving her whole pieces of food—toast for
starting to learn how to chew. they are therefore
breakfast, pieces of cucumber and whole pears."
able to feed themselves if given the opportunity.
Parents who take the blW approach tend
under the blW approach:
to have a much more relaxed approach to the
mearns, born 4th
• baby sits with the rest of the family at
amount of food being eaten focusing instead on the
mealtimes and joins in when ready
benefits of their child learning to eat. "Milk is still
• baby is encouraged to explore food as soon as
their main source of nutrients, so ‘food under one
stacey & clinton
10th June, 8lbs.
their interested, by picking it up with their
is just for fun'," says Mary.
blW isn't hugely popular in new Zealand and
• food is offered in pieces that are the shape and
mary certainly got a mixed response from other
size baby can handle easily
mums and healthcare professionals. "While a lot of
• baby self-feeds from the start, rather than being
people were concerned, especially when they saw
spoon-fed by someone else
charlotte chomping away on a piece of cucumber
• it's up to the baby how much to eat and how
at six-months-old, you have to be strong in your
quickly they widen the range of foods they
belief of what you're doing and why you're doing it.
there's a really good online forum which has been
according to gill rapley, a uK Health Visitor (like
a great source of support, especially when you have
a Plunket nurse) who first coined the term blW, if
days that you doubt yourself," says Mary.
given the chance, almost all babies will show their
if you'd like more information about baby-led
parents that they are ready for something other
Weaning, read baby-led Weaning: Helping your
than milk simply by grabbing a piece of food and
baby to love good food by gill rapley and tracey
taking it to their mouths.
Murkett, available for loan from the library.
FuSSy EAtErS by amy Wildash
food neophobia is the official term for the less, have lower immunity and digestive problems.
fear of eating new or unfamiliar foods. Most
Picky eating can cause social issues as it becomes
children demonstrate neophobic behaviour
difficult for them to take part in social events such as
towards vegetables and fruit however some wil be
worse than others. most children grow out of this
so how do you know if your child's eating
stage and establish a varied and healthy diet.
behaviour is a cause for concern? for example:
for some children food presents a more
sometimes my daughter wil focus on one food group
significant issue. Picky eaters wil refuse a wide range
on her plate. she may decide to just eat al the meat
Volunteer Profile: Helen Hogg
of food and usual y consume a very limited range
and leave the vegetables and pasta. at the next meal
of food. they are unwil ing to experiment and have
or the next day, she may focus on the vegetables.
child's Name: elwood Harry Hogg, 16 months.
very strong food likes and dislikes. Picky and fussy
other days she wil give everything on her plate a
What do i do for parents centre: Vice President,
moving to nZ i have become gardening crazy, even
eaters can be a cause for concern as they do not
good go. However, if i look at her diet over the period
treasurer & Memberships for Manukau Parents
though my attempts usually fail, i just keep trying
compensate for their lower vegetable and fruit intake.
of a week, she wil easily cover al the bases. this table
and know that i will nail it eventually (i'm an
consequently they may miss out on nutrients, weigh
may help you if you think you may have a fussy eater.
Why did i volunteer for parents centre: i strongly
optimist) i am a movie fan, am attempting to teach
believe that everybody should Volunteer in a way
myself to knit and enjoy all the new challenges
it'S A problEm WhEN…
that works for them, i was a new mother and new
that having a house and toddler bring me, as both
toddlers often refuse new foods
older children refuse to taste all
to new Zealand – i had taken the Parents centre
are new to me.
May take 10-15 exposures before
antenatal & baby and you course, got a wonderful
What is the best part of volunteering: the
coffee group and had some time on my hands and
knowledge that i am helping to provide a service
mixEd Food diShES
Will eat mixed food dishes.
mixed food dishes are refused.
decided that i liked who Parents centre were and
to my community and the friendships i have made
that volunteering for them suited my skills along
being on the committee.
vEgEtAblE Food group
May have vegetable preferences.
an entire food group is refused.
with my need (meeting new parents, attending
Do you have a bit of time to help? Volunteering
May have a favourite yoghurt flavour children insist on eating only one
hot topics etc).
for Parents centre is both rewarding and fun –
but will eat others too.
brand and one flavour of yoghurt.
What else i enjoy: being born & bred in london
and your help is really important in keeping our
Keeping a food diary for three days may help you decide if you need to see your doctor about your
i didn't have a clue about gardening, but since
child's eating behaviour. see your health professional if you are concerned about their health, growth or development.
vAcANciES For pApAkurA pArENtS cENtrE:
if you can help, contact
How can you HelP your cHilDren DeVeloP HealtHy eating Habits.
Membership Officer – enter membership
Provide a variety of food available to your family.
be a good role model by eating a variety of foods
details into a database and send out
or belinda on (09) 269 3683
and trying new ones.
vAcANciES For FrANkliN pArENtS cENtrE:
Course Coordinator – Help organise courses.
Secretary/Membership officer – take the
prepare the same meals for the whole family.
avoid pressuring children to eat certain foods or
restricting foods. try to avoid focussing on the
Secretary – take minutes for meetings, check
meeting minutes, enter membership details into
toddler at meal times.
the mail and email.
a database and send out membership cards.
if you can help, contact papakura@
Marketing – help promote franklin Parents
a good rule of thumb is parents decide what is
create a positive mealtime environment.
available, when and where. children decide how
centre to midwives, other lMcs and the
much they eat. pay attention to the presentation of
vAcANciES For mANukAu pArENtS cENtrE
Marketing – help promote Manukau Parents
Committee members to assist others in their
get your child involved in the growing, purchase and share regular mealtimes, and have a routine,
centre to midwives, other lMcs and the
roles – help with a variety of other tasks to keep
preparation of food.
children eat more when they eat with others.
our centre running smoothly.
Funding and Grants – apply for grants to help
if you can help, contact franklin@
persist with new foods and recipes.
focus on eating at meal times, turn off the tv etc.
our centre running.
references: www.plunket.org.nz www.huggies.co.nz
bowden, J. "fussy eaters: when should you worry?" in new Zealand Healthy food guide february 2014.
abigail and isaac
dEcEmbEr 14th 2013
i've had christmas functions every day for the past
five days and have nearly finished al my work
deadlines for the year. i'm 17 weeks pregnant and
over christmas. over our much anticipated christmas
stil feeling sick and tired; al day, every day. My 4
holiday. over our 7th wedding anniversary. over
year old is attending his last week of kindy for the
Valentines and easter. i remember how restricted i felt
year and i'm working on my laptop while shaking my
last time, and that was only for a few weeks. this is for
leg up and down furiously every chance i get in the
one risk factor – age – i am over 30 – 31 with my son
on the diet. i am trying to see this as an adventure
labtests waiting room. i'm feeling anxious about the
and now 35 with this pregnancy. no other risk factors.
and to try new and healthy foods. sometimes it
glucose tolerance test i am doing. the leg shaking is
How is Gestational Diabetes diagnosed in
although if you have gestational diabetes once, it is
works. sometimes it doesn't. like when i walk past a
intentional. i'm trying to burn off a little of the 75g
likely you have it again. and while i've known second
food shop like a dairy or bakery and know that i can
of glucose i just drank. some people complain about
Women normal y have a screening test to check
time mums who have beaten those odds, i haven't. i
eat nothing from them. it feels like i have been given
the drink, but i just imagine it is a flat Jol y lemonade,
whether they had diabetes before pregnancy with
have it again.
an eating disorder. My new diabetes midwife came
such as you'd find at a child's birthday party. in my
their first blood test. the Hba1c test checks on how
today with my testing kit – first result – a bit too high
first pregnancy i failed this test which meant i was
much glucose is attached to Haemoglobin and gives
What are the risk factors for Gestational Diabetes?
although it wasn't quite too hours after i ate. i am
diagnosed with gestational diabetes. i know shaking
a sort of "three month average for glucose" which
the risk factors for gestational diabetes are:
going to have to be stricter with my diet. i hate testing
my leg is "cheating the test" but i don't care; i real y
can be used to diagnose diabetes. if this is passed,
• being of Maori, Pacific or asian descent
myself. it is so hard to psych myself up to push the
don't want to be diagnosed again this pregnancy.
Zealand, most women are screened with a "one hour"
• being overweight or obese
button on the finger pricker. sometimes it barely hurts
glucose test at around 24-28 weeks. if you fail this
• Having a close family member (parent or sibling)
and other times it hurts a lot. i have to test five times
What is Gestational Diabetes?
test, or have a risk factor for gestational diabetes, you
a day now – before breakfast and lunch and two hours
gestational diabetes is a condition in pregnancy
are given a two hour fasting test cal ed the glucose
• being over 30
after breakfast, lunch and dinner. that's a lot of finger
where women who have not been previously
tolerance test, or gtt. see "the tests" for more
• Having had a previous stil birth or spontaneous
diagnosed with diabetes have higher levels of
glucose in their blood. it is caused by the placenta
• Having had a previous large baby (greater than 9
What does Gestational Diabetes mean for
manufacturing hormones that create insulin
dEcEmbEr 21St 2013
resistance and by an increased need for insulin
i am feeling angry. i'm through denial – eating those
• Having a history of pregnancy-induced high
Many women can manage their blood sugar levels
because of the growing foetus. it often gets worse
four christmas biscuits isaac brought home from
blood pressure, urinary tract infections, or
through diet and exercise. exercise helps to lower
Kindy and firmly in the next stage of grief; anger. i'm
polyhydramnious (too much amniotic fluid)
blood sugar levels. a gestational diabetes diet is one
angry that i have this again. i'm angry at my husband
• Having Polycystic ovary syndrome (Pcos)
lower in carbohydrates, with a recommendation to
DeceMber 16th 2013
as he has al the risk factors for diabetes and i'm the
gestational diabetes occurs in around 4% of
eat lower gi carbohydrates (e.g., wholegrains) so that
the leg shaking didn't work. i lie on my son's bed
one who has it. He's the one who has close family
pregnancies worldwide, but in 10% of pregnancies
your body can manage the slower-releasing sugars.
with tears streaming down my face. my midwife has
members with diabetes – his dad, mum and sister. My
in the counties Manukau region.
carbohydrates should be spread through the day
just cal ed to let me know that i have failed the gtt
closest relative is my grandmother's brother who got
JANuAry 12th 2014
(three meals and snacks) rather than consumed all
and have been again diagnosed with gestational
it in his 60s or 70s. i'm what you'd cal average weight
back from our holiday. i survived christmas eve,
at once in big meals. you are given recommended
diabetes. she has referred me to the diabetes team
– he's overweight. even my ethnicity is the ‘safe' one –
christmas and avoided most of the temptations of
guidelines of carbohydrates to eat and it is important
at the superclinic. i am feeling upset at the thought
i'm Pakeha and he is Maori, who are higher risk along
sugary and high carb foods. i scoured the supermarket
not to cut out carbohydrates entirely as you and your
of being on a low carb diet over the next five months.
with people of Pacific and asian ethnicities. i do have
reading labels and looking for lower gi foods i can eat
baby need them.
JANuAry 14th 2014
a dietician (to look after your diet). if you are in the
your due date, or possibly sooner if there are any
acceptance. find a support group – like my one i
first time at the superclinic. Met with an obstetrician,
public system, while you are assigned a diabetes
concerns about your baby's growth. if you have an
found on facebook – who understand what you are
an endocrinologist and a dietician. cried twice. at the
midwife, you are likely to see different specialists each
induction, you wil give birth at a hospital. if you are
moment my numbers are ok, but i have been told i
visit. i would strongly recommend getting support
diet control ed and your baby decides to come by
• exercise is your friend! talk to your lMc about
am likely to go on medication, which i didn't have to
through an online support group, such as gestational
him or herself before the induction date, (but not any
safe options to include exercise in your day – from
do last time i had gd.
diabetes Mammas on facebook. other mums can
earlier than 37 weeks) you may be able to have your
youtube antenatal yoga workouts to a walk after
provide meal ideas, tips for coping, and emotional
baby at a maternity unit.
dinner – exercise wil help manage your blood sugar
What about medication?
support. i found my group and the friends i made, was
Medication can help control blood sugars. there
one of the silver linings of gestational diabetes.
aPril 29th, 2014
• Write down questions you have and take these
are two types of medication used in new Zealand
good news! My sugars are stil control ed wel by
along to your appointments. don't be afraid to
for gestational diabetes – Metformin (which is a
FEbruAry 25th, 2014
diet and exercise. i haven't put any weight on this
advocate for what you want.
tablet) and insulin (which you inject yourself with).
another superclinic visit and more tears. My baby
pregnancy, but the last scan showed that baby is
While it is hard being on a "gestational diabetes
Metformin helps by decreasing the amount of
is measuring smal . the words were "we want to
now at the 12th percentile, so they are no longer
diet", know that it is for your baby and you can do
glucose you absorb from your food and decreasing
do another scan to see if she is just smal , or if she
worried about her growth. My induction has
it. it does get easier as you get further along and
the amount of glucose made by your liver. it also can
is stopped growing." at that point my heart and
been booked for my due date on May 19th and
understand what works (and doesn't work)
increasing your body's response to insulin, a natural
brain switched off at those horrible words "stopped
my midwife has suggested i start taking evening
substance that controls the amount of glucose in the
growing." suddenly the dietary restrictions and
Primrose oil and drink raspberry leaf tea and will
and if you do need to go on medication to control
blood and increase the use of sugar by your muscles.
worries about possibly going on medication or having
do stretch-and-sweeps to see if we can start my
your blood sugars, don't feel defeated. sometimes
a common side effect is an upset stomach. insulin is
an induction meant nothing. i could lose this baby.
labour without medication before my due date.
that placenta is just too good at getting sugars for
made by the body. While insulin injections are not
too painful (everyone who has used it told me it is
What are complications of Gestational Diabetes?
Tips for Managing Gestation Diabetes
Emily had Abigail two days before her due date
better than the finger pricks), too much can cause
With uncontrol ed gestational diabetes, babies may
• Be prepared to encounter the stages of grief
and scheduled induction on the 17th May. The birth
you to have a very low blood sugar level, which can
receive too much glucose and grow "too big". about
– denial, bargaining, anger, depression and
went well and Emily's sugars are back to normal.
be dangerous. it is important to not to try and avoid
20% of babies are 90th percentile or higher. With
medication at al costs: your diet needs to meet your
control ed gestational diabetes, babies may be at
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i've found something that has real y helped me – a
support group of other women with gestational
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diabetes on facebook. it is hard for other people to
the baby is stil growing. another superclinic
understand what it is like to be pregnant in a food-
appointment and yet another obstetrician. every
fil ed world and not be able to eat certain foods. and
appointment so far i have seen someone different.
if you do "slip" and eat certain foods you worry that
this one talked about inducing at either 39 weeks,
you have harmed your baby. the constant monitoring
38 weeks "or sooner". i felt like saying ‘when did "or
and timing of eating and thinking about what you can
sooner" come on the table?', but didn't see any point
and cannot eat is also exhausting. but these women
in arguing when i would probably see another person
understand – they're going through it too.
at my next appointment, where the decision wil be made.
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helen's banana cupcakes
a mixing bowl, sift over half of the icing sugar and
(Dairy, egg & nut Free)
whisk al the ingredients together. use an electric
For the cupcakes
whisk, which takes about 4 min's.
200g Mashed ripe bananas*
sift in the remaining icing sugar and continue to
4tbsp Mil ed flaxseed
whisk until thick and glossy. chil the icing in the
100ml sunflower oil
fridge until you are ready to spread it over the
100g golden caster sugar
cupcakes. once the cupcakes are cold, top with
175 gluten free self raising flour
the buttercream icing and decorate (i used thawed
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
frozen blueberries). *you could use Mashed
For the buttercream icing
The first years of a child's life are
strawberries or raspberries, whatever is in season.
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60g dairy-free Margarine
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2 tbsp rice Milk (or other dairy free milk)
and learning starts here
loving relationships. You are helping
½ tsp vanil a extract
Katie's gluten free/wheat free
a baby's brain to grow when you
250g golden icing sugar
chocolate chip cookies
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1/2 cup butter softened
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Preheat the oven to 180 (fan 160 or gas mark 4), line
1/4 cup coconut oil
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a 12 hold muffin of cupcake tine with paper cases.
3/4 cup coconut sugar
special person to care for your child, in a settled home environment, with
Place the flaxseed in a bowl with 6 tablespoons of
2 tsp vanil a extract
natural play and learning.
water, then stir together and set aside to thicken up.
Pour the sunflower oil into a large mixing bowl, add
1/2 tsp baking soda
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the sugar and beat together until combined.
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mixture evenly between the paper cases and bake
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cookie sheet. Mix butter, coconut oil and sugar in
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rack to cool completely.
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