Basking Babies Supports Moms: Part 3


basking babies logo momIn Part 1 of “Basking Babies Supports Moms,” I shared why working with Angela Swieter with Basking Babies, LLC is a win-win for any new or seasoned mama. In Part 2, I shared my personal experience with Angela’s assistance in our one-on-one consultation. This post will focus on the benefit of Angela’s classes and details for the upcoming Annual Conference.

Basking Babies’ Skip Baby Puree Class

Basking Babies, LLC offers a huge variety of services for birth, breastfeeding, baby, and beyond. Angela and her team offer a variety of classes for parents as well as education for professionals.

One of the most popular classes offered is the Skip Baby Puree class: Marieta, a registered and licensed dietitian and IBCLC, teaches the process of baby-led weaning and when your baby is ready to start self-feeding. She discusses why your baby doesn’t need to start with pureed foods and what you can offer instead. Participants learn what nutrients are essential for their little ones and what foods will meet the baby’s growing needs.

Check out these adorable babies from the Skip Baby Puree classes!

Basking Babies Supports Moms

A Local Mom’s Experience

Erica Douglas, a Norwalk mom of four, got the chance to experience the Skip Baby Puree class this month, so I asked her to share a little about her experience:

basking babies doug and sean“I found the baby-led weaning course informative and reassuring. I’m on my fourth baby now, and he is to the age where we are starting to introduce foods. We had a different experience with each of my other three.

With my first we started puréed foods at about eight months — we did veggies first and one new food a week. With the other two, my husband and I found that they were more interested in real foods because that’s what the rest of us were eating. At this class, I was reassured that it is okay to introduce real foods to my baby, and more so, to let him explore himself.

Marieta was very thorough and made sure to answer all the questions of all parents there. (You can imagine every parent has a different situation, and this part was very important!) 

I was excited to go home and be more at ease with offering my baby new foods.”

Upcoming Annual Conference for Professionals

Every year Basking Babies hosts a fall conference for the healthcare, breastfeeding, and baby community. This year’s topics will be Lactation Support for the Preterm and Late Preterm Baby & Promoting Optimal Breastfeeding in the Latino Community. The date of this year’s conference is November 6, 2015.

Detailed information on the conference can be found on the 2015 Conference Page.

Be sure to help spread the word about this exciting community event, and look forward to more from Basking Babies in the future!

About Angela

Basking BAbies new headshot July 2015Meet Angela E. Swieter, Basking Babies, LLC Owner

Angela supports moms and families through birth, breastfeeding, baby, and beyond with over 30 years of experience. She provides Breastfeeding Education for Parents and Professionals and In-Home or Office Consultations. She also provides several other resources to expecting, new, and seasoned mamas and their families.

•Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree
•International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
•International Certified Birth and Post-partum Doula
•International Certified Educator

basking babies awardAngela was newly awarded in 2015 for promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding with the Breastfeeding Anew class. Basking Babies joins an elite group of nine other community-based organizations in the US granted this award. We are the only community organization to receive this honor in the state of Iowa.

Given by: The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) More information about the award and other recipients.


Contact Angela for the birth, breastfeeding, baby and beyond help and support that you need!

Her Office location is at the Altoona Medicap at 950 28th Avenue SW, Altoona, Iowa 50009.

Disclaimer: I received nursing support and personal consultation from Basking Babies, LLC in exchange for writing this post. All opinions expressed are my own.


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