Rowena Bennett

Parenting Educator/ Author/ Consultant

Rowena Bennett has a number of professional qualifications and over 40 years of experience as a health professional. The past 25 years exclusively guiding parents on ways to resolve infant feeding and sleeping problems. Rowena is also a mother of three and grandmother to five.

Though her website articles, parenting books, speaking events and individual consultations, Rowena has assisted thousands of stressed families by advising parents how to adapt their infant feeding and settling practices in ways that promote their baby’s contentment.

“No one is born knowing how to be a parent, baby sleep and feeding know-how is a learning process and does not come naturally. The knowledge to be an effective parent is learned.”

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Your Baby’s Bottle-feeding Aversion: Reasons & Solutions

An infant bottle-feeding aversion is one of the most complex, stressful and confusing situations parents could face. Baby becomes distressed at feeding times and refuses to feed or eats very little despite obvious hunger.

Why won’t he/she eat? This is a question parents ask numerous health professionals while searching for a solution. Babies are typically diagnosed with one, two or three medical conditions to explain their aversive feeding behavior during brief appointments. Consequently, many parents don’t receive an effective solution from the health professionals they consult. This is why this book is so necessary.

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Does reduced milk intake cause brain damage?

Does reduced milk intake cause brain damage? When I explain to parents of feeding-averse babies that a significant reduction in their baby’s milk intake is expected in the early stagesof resolving his or her feeding aversion, I am often asked “Will this affect my...

Why Is Baby Not Drinking Enough?

Why Is Baby Not Drinking Enough? It’s obvious when a bottle-fed baby is not drinking as much milk as expected. But does this mean she’s not drinking enough? Maybe ‘yes’. Maybe ‘no’. This article explains how to tell if your baby is underfeeding and the various reasons...

Feeding Aversion

Feeding Aversion Feeding a baby should be an enjoyable experience for all involved, however when baby repeatedly refuses to feed despite being hungry this makes feeding a frustrating and stressful experience for all involved. Identifying the cause is essential if the...

Bottle-feeding Problems

Bottle-feeding Problems When your baby squirms, appears uncomfortable during feed, fusses, cries or refuses to eat, it can be challenge to figure out the cause. The timing and type of behavior she exhibits provides vital clues. This article discusses potential reasons...

Feeding refusal – Is reflux responsible?

Feeding refusal – Is reflux responsible? As a child health nurse and feeding therapist who specializes in the area of infant feeding aversions, I don’t get to see babies with where reflux was the only cause of their avoidant and distressed feeding behavior.  Once...

Conflicted Feeding Behavior

Conflicted Feeding Behaviour Most babies will at times display what I call ‘conflicted’ feeding behavior. ‘Conflicted’ is a state of emotional confusion. In the case of conflicted feeding behavior, Baby gives the appearance that he’s swinging between wanting to eat...

Feeding Baby In Front Of TV

Feeding Baby In Front Of TV Behavior that is reinforced will continue. With any type of infant or child behavior – whether this is desirable or undesirable behavior – the parent will either encourage (reward and reinforce) or discourage their child’s behavior...

How to tell if tongue tie is affecting bottle-feeding

How To Tell If Tongue Tie Is Affecting Bottle-Feeding Over the past 2 to 3 years, I have noticed a MASSIVE increase in the number of babies with a breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding aversion who have had, or are booked to have, a tongue-tie snipped or lasered....

How to tell if tongue tie is affecting bottle-feeding

How To Tell If Tongue Tie Is Affecting Bottle-Feeding Over the past 2 to 3 years, I have noticed a MASSIVE increase in the number of babies with a breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding aversion who have had, or are booked to have, a tongue-tie snipped or lasered....

Feeding Baby In Front Of TV

Feeding Baby In Front Of TV Behavior that is reinforced will continue. With any type of infant or child behavior – whether this is desirable or undesirable behavior – the parent will either encourage (reward and reinforce) or discourage their child’s behavior...

Conflicted Feeding Behavior

Conflicted Feeding Behaviour Most babies will at times display what I call ‘conflicted’ feeding behavior. ‘Conflicted’ is a state of emotional confusion. In the case of conflicted feeding behavior, Baby gives the appearance that he’s swinging between wanting to eat...

Feeding refusal – Is reflux responsible?

Feeding refusal – Is reflux responsible? As a child health nurse and feeding therapist who specializes in the area of infant feeding aversions, I don’t get to see babies with where reflux was the only cause of their avoidant and distressed feeding behavior.  Once...

Bottle-feeding Problems

Bottle-feeding Problems When your baby squirms, appears uncomfortable during feed, fusses, cries or refuses to eat, it can be challenge to figure out the cause. The timing and type of behavior she exhibits provides vital clues. This article discusses potential reasons...

Feeding Aversion

Feeding Aversion Feeding a baby should be an enjoyable experience for all involved, however when baby repeatedly refuses to feed despite being hungry this makes feeding a frustrating and stressful experience for all involved. Identifying the cause is essential if the...

Why Is Baby Not Drinking Enough?

Why Is Baby Not Drinking Enough? It’s obvious when a bottle-fed baby is not drinking as much milk as expected. But does this mean she’s not drinking enough? Maybe ‘yes’. Maybe ‘no’. This article explains how to tell if your baby is underfeeding and the various reasons...

Does reduced milk intake cause brain damage?

Does reduced milk intake cause brain damage? When I explain to parents of feeding-averse babies that a significant reduction in their baby’s milk intake is expected in the early stagesof resolving his or her feeding aversion, I am often asked “Will this affect my...

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