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Proposed changes to NHMRC's 2012 Infant Feeding Guidelines

Closed on Friday, 15 May 2015, 05:00pm (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

The 2012 Infant Feeding Guidelines were released by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in February 2013. They provide health workers with the latest information on healthy feeding from birth to approximately two years of age. This includes advice on breastfeeding, preparing infant formula, and introducing solid foods. Common health related concerns and how to overcome feeding difficulties are included.

In line with NHMRC policy, Council will look at the current Infant Feeding Guidelines after five years and recommend to NHMRC’s CEO if they need to be reviewed. However, NHMRC appreciates that nutrition research is continuously evolving and studies are published regularly. In this instance, NHMRC has identified the potential to make amendments to the current Guideline to reflect the best available evidence, provide clarity to the Australian community and ensure currency of its advice.

You are invited to make a submission on the proposed amendments to the 2012 Infant Feeding Guidelines regarding infants with an allergy to cow’s milk formula by answering the questions listed in the online submission form.

Scope of the Public Consultation

NHMRC is seeking evidence based comment on the proposed amendments only. Therefore NHMRC will only give consideration to submissions that address the consultation questions. Any opinions, views or evidence received regarding any other aspects of the 2012 Infant Feeding Guidelines will not be considered.

Making a Submission

All submissions must be made through this public consultation website. If this is not possible, please contact the NHMRC Nutrition Secretariat to make alternative arrangements.

Please note that there is no extension option available for this public consultation.

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Consultation date

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Closing date: 
Friday, 15 May 2015 - 5:00pm
Extension: 
Please note that for some NHMRC consultations no extensions will be given. Where extensions are available you will need to contact the project officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page. However, in order for NHMRC to extend the date of a submission you will need to have created an account and started a submission.
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