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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Infant feeding guidelines

 

Overview

The purpose of the Infant feeding guidelines is to assist all health staff in the Northern Territory (NT) to provide appropriate and consistent nutrition advice and support to families and caregivers about feeding infants. These are population guidelines and apply to all healthy, term (greater than thirty-seven weeks gestation) infants.

The guidelines aim to:

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Contacts

Department of Health Northern Territory
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin, NT 0800
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8999 2400

Related publications

Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services (2005)

Northern Territory infant feeding guidelines.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services

The Northern Territory infant feeding guidelines aim to assist all health staff in the Northern Territory (NT) to provide appropriate and consistent nutrition advice and support to families and caregivers about feeding infants.

These are population guidelines and apply to all healthy, term (greater than thirty-seven weeks gestation) infants. The overriding message of the guidelines, which is in line with current NHMRC recommendation, is to:

Overall the document promotes the theory that improving infant feeding practices is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions.

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Last updated: 16 October 2013
 
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