The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released the long awaited draft Infant Feeding Guidelines for Health Workers for public consultation. Comments must be received, preferably online, by 5th December 2011.
An Australian study has found that 23% of breast feeding mums supplemented their babies with infant formula while in hospital, despite the fact that this may impact negatively on breast feeding duration and exclusivity.
A Queensland study has found that mothers who decided to bottle feed rather than breast feed while in hospital wanted to be supported in their decision, treated the same as breast feeding mothers and given access to information and education about formula feeding.
National Nutrition Week is being held from the 16th October to the 22nd October. This years theme is Healthy Food, Healthy Planet- Helping Families to a Healthy Future. Visit Nutriton Australia's website to find out more information.