The Beat podcast is designed for healthcare professionals only and is brought to you by Nutricia. We know how busy life can get for healthcare professionals, that's why Nutricia has created a podcast series that you can listen to in your own time and on your terms. In each 20 minute episode, we interview a different expert and deep dive into a subject to help support you in your daily practice.
This series is informed by science and shaped by experience, and includes episodes on diverse topics such as the psychological impact of COVID-19 on NHS healthcare workers, a midwife’s view of the maternity unit during the pandemic, and a paediatric dietitian talking about infant gut developments. Introducing The Beat podcast...
S1: Supporting parent’s feeding choices
The Beat podcast is designed for healthcare professionals only and is brought to you by Nutricia. In this episode of The Beat podcast, our regular host Avril, a Midwife, Childbirth Educator and Hypnobirthing practitioner, talks to fellow midwife, Pip. Pip is currently working as a Delivery Suite Sister and has a wealth of experience supporting parents-to-be through all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Pip has trained and worked in some of the leading maternity units in the UK, and is also the founder of Midwife Pip, a midwifery platform that aims to provide parents-to-be with the latest pregnancy advice, antenatal classes and postpartum support services. During this episode, Avril and Pip focus on the topic of parents’ feeding choices. They discuss their personal observations of working closely with new parents-to-be, talk about how those parents are deciding on whether to breastfeed, formula feed or combination feed, and the challenges in helping parents to make informed decisions about what is right for them.
Important notification: Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a varied, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant formula should be considered. Improper use of an infant formula or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard. If you use an infant formula, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill. Always consult your doctor, midwife or health visitor for advice about feeding your baby.
S1: Toddler nutrition, Vitamin D fortification and supporting healthy eating
In this episode of The Beat podcast, our regular host Avril, a Midwife, Childbirth Educator and Hypnobirthing practitioner, talks to Dr. Frankie Phillips; a registered dietitian and public health nutritionist with over 20 years’ experience, about toddler nutrition.
S2: A day in the life of … a newly qualified Dietitian and her Mentor
In this episode of The Beat podcast, host Dr James Nurse, Consultant Paediatrician, is joined by Georgie Wood, a newly qualified Dietitian and her mentor Dr Anita Macdonald, Consultant Dietitian working in Metabolic Medicine. This episode is packed full of advice, insights and we learn how the training has evolved over the past 40 years.
S2: A day in the life of … a Consultant Paediatrician in Metabolic Medicine
In this episode of The Beat podcast, host Dr James Nurse, Consultant Paediatrician, is joined by Dr. Arunabha Ghosh , a Consultant Paediatrician working in Metabolic Medicine. We hear about the impressive training journey taken to reach his role, the interesting research he is involved in and what the role entails day to day.
S2: A day in the life of… a Senior Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine
In this episode of The Beat podcast, host Dr James Nurse, Consultant Paediatrician, is joined by Dr Penny Andreou, a Senior Clinical Psychologist working in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine. They discuss the crucial role a psychologist plays within the MDT, the type of work she does with children and their families and the importance of ensuring different services are connected.
S1: Weight gain and obesity during pregnancy
In this episode of The Beat podcast, Avril, a Midwife, Childbirth Educator and Hypnobirthing practitioner, talks to Dr Julie Abayomi - a Reader in Dietetics & Associate Head of Applied Health & Social Care at Edge Hill University - about weight gain and obesity during pregnancy.