The December 2016 issue of NCT Perspective journal looks at recent research on whether it is possible to reduce the risk of food allergies in children by introducing solid foods at, or soon after, four months of age.
Other highlights include:
- Special consideration for the needs of young mothers antenatally
- The importance of providing infant feeding information that is delivered sensitively and with a focus on confidence building
- Recent policy developments around pregnancy
- Maternity discrimination
This issue supports the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative call to ‘Change the Conversation’, with three linked pieces by Heather Trickey, Dawn Leeming and Fiona Woollard, arguing for a more supportive environment for mothers as they make their infant feeding decisions.
We give tips on how practitioners can support parents with breastfeeding their multiple birth children, and review recent evidence around testing for Group B Strep.
In interviews, Miranda Dodwell, former staff and volunteer for NCT, and Rosie Dodds, former senior policy advisor at NCT, talk about their roles in providing parents with up-to-date evidence-based information for making important decisions on how and where to give birth, infant feeding, and many other issues.
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