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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Infant feeding guidelines: information for health workers (2012)

Author

National Health and Medical Research Council

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

National Health and Medical Research Council

 

Description

The Infant feeding guidelines are aimed at health workers to assist them in providing consistent advice to the general public about breastfeeding and infant feeding. They support optimum infant nutrition by providing a review of the evidence, and clear evidence-based recommendations on infant feeding for health workers.

The guidelines are a revision of the 2003 edition, and were prepared by experts in paediatric nutrition, nutrition research, nutrition communication, public health and primary health.

The guidelines provide advice and recommendations on breastfeeding, supporting mothers and parents, the introduction of solids, preparing infant formula and other common health related concerns.

Please note that the advice in these guidelines is designed for healthy, term infants of normal birth weight, and specific medical advice is recommended for pre-term and underweight infants.

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Contact details

National Health and Medical Research Council
Level 1
16 Marcus Clarke Street
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6217 9100
Email: nhmrc@nhmrc.gov.au

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Last updated: 15 August 2014
 
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