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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Eat for Health: infant feeding guidelines: summary (2012)

Author

National Health and Medical Research Council

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

National Health and Medical Research Council

 

Description

This document provides a summary of the Infant feeding guidelines from the National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) Eat for Health Program published in 2012.

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. The information in this summary and the Infant feeding guidelines are relevant to healthy, full term infants of normal birth weight.

This summary document is a general guide to appropriate practice, to be followed subject to the clinician's judgement in each individual case.

Australia is a nation in which breastfeeding is protected, promoted, supported and valued by the whole of society. All health workers should promote breastfeeding in the community and ensure that best practice in breastfeeding is followed. When mothers choose to use infant formula it is also best practice to provide them with all of the information and support that they need.

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Contact details

Nutrition Team
Senior Project Officer
National Health and Medical Research Council
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6217 9466
Fax: (02) 6217 9100
Email: dietaryguidelines@nhmrc.gov.au

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Last updated: 12 April 2013
 
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