Infant Feeding

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have published two reports highlighting key recommendations to improve the nation’s baby feeding patterns and nutrition.
 

  1. Scientific Recommendations for a National Infant Feeding Policy, 2nd Edition. 2011
  2. Best Practice for Infant Feeding - A Guide for Healthcare Professionals are both freely

The diet of pregnant mothers and the first year of an infant’s life are very important. The FSAI guidelines highlight a number of key concerns with current infant feeding trends and outlines specific actions and advice to improve the nutritional diet of mums-to-be and infants from birth to one year. Concerns included low breastfeeding rates, foods children are being weaned on and certain nutrient deficiencies such as iron and Vitamin D.
 
Both reports are freely available on the FSAI Website or by contacting the FSAI Advice Line on 1890 336677.
 
Read more about breastfeeding, weaning and how to prepare your baby’s bottle on the safefood website.

 

Posted: 20/11/2012 12:42:48 by Emily Kelleher


 

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