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Slava De Gouveia RD (SA)

Slava is a clinical dietitian registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK and the Association for Dietetics in South Africa. She is also accredited with DNAnalysis and has extensive experience both in clinical nutrition as well as dietary counseling.

She completed her Bachelors in Dietetics at the University of Pretoria in 2009. She simultaneously worked at the High Performance Centre of the University of Pretoria, for a year, providing nutrition education to elite athletes.

She has been a clinical dietitian for 8 years, working in intensive care, internal medicine, oncology, surgery and pediatrics.

She was the consultant dietitian for Ella’s Kitchen: Organic Baby Food & has contributed to multiple publications.

She is a passionate childbirth educator and national spokesperson on breastfeeding. She is the author and co-author of various nursing and midwifery publications (books and peer-reviewed articles).

Articles by Slava de Gouveia

Introduction to Solids

I truly believe in the principle of baby-led weaning: It is important to wait for signs of readiness from your baby, [not your friends’ or a stranger’s readiness] before starting solids.

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