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Infant nutrition: part two

01 February 2000

Paediatric Nursing


Aims and intended learning outcomes This article aims to enhance the practitioner’s theoretical knowledge of infant nutrition and facilitate the integration of this...

‘The case of Baby Jane’ or ‘What can be learnt from a second-hand book?’

01 July 2001

Paediatric Nursing


May I introduce you to ‘Baby Jane’ – or to be more precise baby Anna Jane Sproule. There’s not much I can tell you about her, except that at the time of my insight...

Contemporary aspects of infant feeding

01 March 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Early dietary influences, even before birth, can have an effect on growth, which in turn has a profound influence on adult health. Formula-fed infants have a...

Infant weaning: the COMA Report

11 January 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical infant nutrition

The government-appointed Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) published its report on weaning last October (1). This followed previous work which...

Value of eggs during pregnancy and early childhood

13 February 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

The maternal diet is believed to influence infant health, as does diet in early life following the introduction of solid foods. Eggs, commonly available and low in...

Global challenges in protecting and promoting breastfeeding

01 February 2008

Primary Health Care


Breastmilk is the ideal food for healthy growth and development of infants and young children but there are challenges in protecting, promoting and supporting...

Managing infant colic: a literature review

01 March 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

This article reviews the literature underpinning interventions to manage colic with a particular focus on dietary modifications, pharmacology interventions,...

Early childhood nutrition and growth monitoring

14 September 2008

Primary Health Care


Much attention has been paid to the importance of breastfeeding in the first six months of life, but less to early nutrition and the importance of weaning from milk...

Supporting the establishment and maintenance of lactation for mothers of sick infants

09 December 2014

Nursing Children and Young People


Breastfeeding is the healthiest way for a woman to feed her infant. The World Health Organization/United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (1989)...

Palatable truth

06 July 2005

Nursing Standard


Parents can be devastated when a scan reveals their expected baby has a cleft palate. Nurses working in this specialist field can offer support and practical...