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Infant Feeding Guidelines for Health Workers submission

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First Name: 
Bronwyn
Last Name: 
Thomas
C. Additional Information
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child and family health nurse
E. Submission
Comments: 

-Under the heading of infant feeding could position of infant, with particular reference to alternating between right and left arms/sides be included.  The goal being to enhance eye use and development in the early weeks and months also possibly aiding head movement in different directions.

-Regarding introduction of solids the draft says "There are no set rules about the order in which the food groups should be introduced" yet in Table IX.1 (p.132) 8-12 months it specifically talks about 'egg yolk' implying the separate of introction of eggs, without then mentioning when egg which.  This ambiguity has potential for significant confusion, not only in relationship to mixed message in document but also from historical recommendations regarding introction of eggs, and ongoing concerns regarding potential allergies.

 

Page reviewed: 14 December, 2012