Infant Nutrition - Infant Formula

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Key Nutrition Issues


For healthy term infants, dietary guidelines consistently recommend exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months of life. Breastmilk provides optimal nutritional, immunological and emotional benefits for growth and development. However, breastfeeding may not be possible or chosen by some parents and caregivers. While health care professionals should encourage breastfeeding, parents and caregivers need instruction on choosing an appropriate infant formula and on the safe
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Last Updated: 2019-03-07