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3.0 Feeding for the first 6 months 3.1 Breastfeeding: best for baby, best for mum “Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants.... with important implications for the health of mothers ” (1). This section of is not about how to breastfeed, nor the anatomy of the breast. There are many professional resources you can refer to, including the Australian Breastfeeding Association (refer to key documents section) who provide reviews and summaries of available resources for both your professional development and parent information. In Australia, it is recommended that infants be exclusively breastfed until 6 months of age. It is further recommended infants continue breastfeeding until 12 months of age – and beyond if both mother and infant wish (2). We have approached this section from the stance that breastmilk is the sole food (and normal nutrition) for the first 6 months of life and to be used complementarily until at least 12 months of age. Almost all mothers are capable of breastfeeding their infants. Outcomes are much improved

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3.0 Feeding for the first 6 months 3.1 Breastfeeding: best for baby, best for mum “Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants.... with important implications for the health of mothers ” (1). This section of is not about how to breastfeed, nor the anatomy of the breast. There are many professional resources you can refer to, including the Australian Breastfeeding Association (refer to key documents section) who provide reviews and summaries of available resources for both your professional development and parent information. In Australia, it is recommended that infants be exclusively breastfed until 6 months of age. It is further recommended infants continue breastfeeding until 12 months of age – and beyond if both mother and infant wish (2). We have approached this section from the stance that breastmilk is the sole food (and normal nutrition) for the first 6 months of life and to be used complementarily until at least 12 months of age. Almost all mothers are capable of breastfeeding their infants. Outcomes are much improved

Publisher: 2011-10-24
Year: 2011
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