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The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: frequently asked questions on the roles and responsibilities of health workers

This frequently asked questions (FAQ) document aims to provide health workers with information on their specific roles and responsibilities in protecting breastfeeding practices against the inappropriate promotion of breastmilk substitutes by manufacturers and distributors.

The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: frequently asked questions on the roles and responsibilities of health workers2021-04-05T14:12:50+10:00

How is the Microbiota Influenced by Breastfeeding? Anna Reeves, BA Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics), Cert IV Breastfeeding Education

Despite the increased attention placed on understanding the role of the gut microbiome in human health, we are only beginning to understand how the infant gut microbiome is first established. Little is known about the variations in microbial communities in human milk across populations (Lackey et al., 2019). Very little is known about factors that influence variation in the milk microbiome, although the following have been identified as likely to be important: time postpartum, delivery mode, antibiotic use and maternal factors such as diet (including consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners (Olivier-Van Stichelen, Rother, & Hanover, 2019) and fibre intake (Çavdar, Papich, & Ryan, 2019)) (Hermansson et al., 2019).

How is the Microbiota Influenced by Breastfeeding? Anna Reeves, BA Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics), Cert IV Breastfeeding Education2021-04-05T14:28:27+10:00

Supplementation methods for the breastfed baby. Naomi Hull RN, Cert IV Breastfeeding Education, IBCLC, MPH (Nutrition)

We are all familiar now with the knowledge that ‘nutrition and nurturing during the first year of life are both crucial for life long health and well-being’ (WHO, 2019), but how are we going in ensuring that babies are fed in such a way that supports their life-long health?

Supplementation methods for the breastfed baby. Naomi Hull RN, Cert IV Breastfeeding Education, IBCLC, MPH (Nutrition)2021-04-05T14:28:38+10:00
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