Following on from the delivery of workshops to NHS, Voluntary Sector and Public Health staff, as well as peer supporters, and expectant and new families across the country over the past few years, I am now making some of the information which has been most positively received, available via webinars.

Supporting families with unsettled babies: helping to manage the symptoms of colic, reflux, intolerance and allergies – recorded June 2021 and available to download ORDER HERE

Webinar access (recorded) is £30, with a certificate available for those health professionals requiring evidence of CPD. ORDER HERE

I have been delivering versions of this 2 hour workshop to NHS, Voluntary Sector and Public Health staff in person across the country between 2013 and 2020, and delivering it online to closed groups over the past 2 years, and I am now making an up to date version of it available via public webinar. If you are a health professional who wishes to know more, please join us.

Get in touch to register interest or if you would like to do a group booking for a session in your local area.

Here are some comments about the version delivered in April 2021:
“I attended your webinar on infant feeding yesterday – thank you.  It was really insightful and extremely valuable.”

“It was really helpful to have the current evidence on colic, reflux etc and the scenarios were really useful, thank you.
“Thank you so much for your talk, very interesting and informative!”
“Thank you again for a brilliant and very informative session this morning.”
“I’ve just sat in on your zoom talk about colic, reflux and allergies which was brilliant – thank you! It’s always been a bit of a gap in my knowledge so was really helpful.”
“Thanks so much once again; what I heard and saw was really informative.”

If you are a commissioner who would like to procure the course for a group of staff or volunteers please get in touch.


Introduction to the Unsettled Baby
Initial introductory webinar session on colic available to the public for just £10, either live or recorded. Please REGISTER HERE for news about this session when it’s open for booking. Available as a bundle with the downloadable written information for unsettled babies for just £17.50.

‘How to Manage’ Guides
Coming soon: guides for the parents of newborn breastfed babies, breastfed babies with faltering growth, unsettled breastfed babies, unsettled formula fed babies and unsettled comibination fed babies. Available to download for £10 each. Please register HERE for updates.

Faltering Growth in Milk Fed Infants – what do we need to know about the NG75 NICE Guidance?
2 hour webinar for those dealing with faltering growth issues in milk fed infants. Covering the content of the NG75 NICE Guidance on Faltering Growth in Infants and Young Children, and looking at case studies, definition, assessment, management and support. Broadcast live in 2018, the webinar was recorded for registrants to watch later. Equally appropriate for families and health professionals, peer supporters and commissioners, this session provides an understanding of what to look for and what appropriate care should be. Certificate available for those professionals requiring evidence of CPD. Register here  to watch the recorded presentation for just £30. Click here to watch a short YouTube clip about the webinar.

Open College Network Accredited Level 3 Course in Infantile Colic, Reflux and Allergies – written by Shel Banks together with colleague Maureen Minchin the Australian food historian and author – is offered via Babyem at £185 – please book via this link as it provides a small income for Shel which can be used to provide pro bono support.

Infant Feeding Basics – COMING SOON
This session covers how to provide the basic knowledge required on breast, bottle and formula feeding, for Maternity Nurses, Nannies, Breastfeeding Peer Supporters, Maternity Support Workers, Health Visiting Nursery Nurses, Children’s Centre workers and Health Professionals. The session covers composition and safer preparation of infant formula, breastfeeding basics including positioning and attachment for breastfeeding plus dealing with minor breastfeeding issues, brain development and relationship building, combining breast and bottle, and when to signpost elsewhere for further support. The webinar will be recorded to watch later. The cost of this 2 hour webinar will be £30, and you can register your interest here.

Here’s some parent feedback from a recent live session:

“I attended a [colic, reflux, allergies] talk last week with Shel. Really enjoyed the evening. Shel answered all my questions and more. I’m due to have my 4th child and I’ve had problems with feeding, colic and milk intolerance with all 3. I feel much more confident and aware of how to deal with any of these problems if they arise with number 4. I would 100% recommend you attend: the information on hand is invaluable to parents. I have in the past been to doctors, hospital, I’ve tried various products and nothing really helped, I just felt like I was doing something wrong. Shel goes through many scenarios and provides you with the knowledge, understanding and support to enable you to deal with these problems and more, should they arise. Thank you Shel.”