Although toddlers are a delightful and trying challenge, food provides a perfect medium for the struggle for independence. Many toddlers use food to test their power, but others can create scenario...s that gradually restrict their diet by avoiding new foods, or creating meal times that are a nightmare for the whole family.
Over recent years there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of childhood food allergy in Australia. This presents a challenge to health professionals working with families of young ch...ildren who may be on strictly controlled foods. As a result, this has the potential to impede long term good eating habits and cause incongruous behaviours associated with food.
Babies are bottle fed for many reasons, including feeding breastmilk by bottle. Less than half of babies are being exclusively breastfed at three months indicating that many babies are bottle fed b...y 12 weeks of age.
Following on from the previous session we now look at considerations about who can and who cannot breast feed. This session looks at a range of situations and explains why some women do and some wo...men do not breast feed.
Extended breastfeeding has demonstrated beneficial effects on an infant across a range of parameters. However, for a range of reasons full time breastfeeding may not be an option for some women. La...test research shows that even some breastfeeding after three months can be almost as beneficial in terms of protecting the infant from disease as full breastfeeding.