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Pediatrics , 1 , The Code aims to contribute "to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by the protection and promotion of breastfeeding, and by ensuring the proper use of breast-milk substitutes, when these are necessary, on the basis of adequate information and through appropriate marketing and distribution" Article 1. Iron deficiency and brain development. Improved sanitation includes connection to a public sewers, connection to septic systems, pour-flush latrines, simple pit latrines and ventilated improved pit latrines. Dieticians and nutritionists may complete the same training and perform the same functions in some countries but not others.
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For infants who cannot or should not be fed their mother's breastmilk, pasteurised human milk from appropriately screened donors and commercial infant formula are suitable alternatives. These options depend on individual circumstances. Breastmilk from appropriately screened donors must be properly collected, pasteurized, and stored.
The only way to ensure this is to obtain the breastmilk from a milk bank that is operated under the Human Milk Bank Association of North America Guidelines. Access to pasteurised human milk from appropriately screened donors is currently limited in Canada.
Hospitalised infants who will get the most benefit have highest priority for this milk CPS, Despite the limited access to human milk banks, this statement does not endorse the sharing or use of unprocessed and unscreened human milk Health Canada, a.
Commercial infant formula may be the most feasible alternative if it is not possible for an infant to be exclusively fed their mother's breastmilk. The commercial infant formula chosen must be appropriate for the infant, and prepared and stored safely to reduce the risk of illness from bacterial growth.
The Food and Drug Regulations set the nutritional composition and labelling of commercial infant formula referred to throughout as infant formula sold in Canada. Infant formula is designed to meet the known nutritional requirements of the healthy term infant.
The regulations also restrict the food additives that may be used. Infant formula may contain a number of nutritive substances, such as nucleotides, that are not required under the Food and Drug Regulations.
These substances are found in breastmilk, but evidence of their dietary essentiality is lacking. Claims about the health benefits of these substances must be substantiated by acceptable scientific evidence. All new infant formulas, as well as products that undergo a change in formulation, processing, or packaging, are subject to a premarket notification. Health Canada requires the manufacturer to submit details of the formulation, ingredients, processing, packaging, and labelling for review.
Manufacturers must also submit evidence that the formula is nutritionally adequate to support growth and development. Cow milk-based infant formula is the standard product for healthy term infants who are not exclusively breastfed. The protein in these formulas may be whole milk protein, a combination of casein and whey proteins, or just one of these proteins.
Some or all of the protein may be partially hydrolyzed broken down to smaller peptides. Currently, there are cow milk-based infant formulas on the market for term infants that contain iron in the range of 0. Infant formula containing an amount at the higher end of the range may need to be recommended for infants at risk of iron deficiency ESPGHAN, For healthy term infants, lactose-free infant formula has no advantage compared to the standard cow milk-based infant formula.
Even in the case of acute gastroenteritis, enough lactose digestion and absorption are usually preserved to continue to use standard cow milk-based infant formula American Academy of Paediatrics, Glucose polymers, usually from corn-syrup solids, replace lactose in this formula.
However, lactose-free, cow milk-based infant formula still contains a small amount of residual lactose a disaccharide containing glucose and galactose. For this reason, they are contraindicated for infants with galactosemia. Nor are they recommended for infants with congenital lactase deficiency, a rare disorder that presents with intractable diarrhea when human milk or lactose-containing formula is consumed.
The only formula indicated for infants with galactosemia or congenital lactase deficiency is a soy-based infant formula which contains no lactose. Lactose-free, cow milk-based infant formula is also unsuitable for infants with confirmed cow milk protein allergy and is ineffective in the dietary management of infant colic.
A number of infant formulas contain protein that has been partially hydrolyzed. Some infant formulas contain a combination of partially hydrolyzed and intact proteins. Currently, there is little evidence to support any benefit of protein hydrolysates to the digestive system of infants compared to standard cow milk-based formula.
The potential benefit of a formula that contains only partially hydrolyzed protein may be a reduced risk of an allergic reaction due to whole cow milk protein AAP, a. Advise parents to check the label's ingredients list as some formulas with partially hydrolysed protein also contain whole intact cow milk protein. These infant formulas should not be used for treatment of cow milk protein allergy.
There are some infant formulas available commercially which have been slightly thickened with rice starch. They may be labelled as suitable for infants who spit up frequently. However, spitting up is normal in infancy and only very rarely leads to health problems, such as failure to thrive. Further assessment is warranted if spitting-up persists or increases in severity. It is not recommended to thicken infant formula during home preparation with the addition of rice cereal O'Connor, This will dramatically increase the caloric density of the formula and may lead to inappropriate weight gain.
Furthermore, the implications of the early introduction of rice protein into the diet are unknown. Thickened formula, whether it is commercial or home-prepared, does not measurably decrease symptom frequency among infants with severe reflux , such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease Vandenplas et al. The addition of the fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid DHA and arachidonic acid ARA to infant formula is not currently mandatory in Canada.
However, they are permitted as an optional ingredient. Infant formula is required to contain adequate amounts of the essential fatty acids linoleic acid omega-6 and alpha-linolenic acid omega Questions remain about an infant's ability to convert linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids to their long chain derivatives Hoffman et al.
Some infant formulas on the market contain added nucleotides. The levels of nucleotides in formula are based on levels found in breastmilk. Live microorganisms may be added to infant formula if the microorganism has been assessed as safe for infant use.
The addition of live microorganisms to infant formula is intended to mimic the effects of breastmilk on the infant's gastrointestinal system. Cow milk-based infant formula is recommended for an infant who is not exclusively fed breastmilk.
Soy-based infant formula is indicated only for infants who have galactosemia or who cannot consume dairy-based products for cultural or religious reasons. The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends the use of an infant formula based on extensively hydrolyzed protein for the formula-fed infant with a cow milk protein allergy CPS, When a diagnosis of non-IgE-mediated cow milk protein allergy can be ruled out, the use of soy-based infant formula may be considered CPS, The soy-based infant formula currently available has been shown to support normal growth and nutritional status in the first year.
No overt toxicities have been observed in healthy infants fed these formulas as their sole source of nutrition Nutrition Committee, CPS, ; Badger et al. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that there is no conclusive evidence from studies with animals or humans that dietary soy isoflavones adversely affect human development, reproduction or endocrine function AAP, b.
The National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counsellors concluded that there is minimal concern regarding adverse developmental effects in humans due to the presence of estrogenic isoflavones phytoestrogens in soy infant formula, but found that there was insufficient information from studies in humans to reach a conclusion on potential adversity National Toxicology Program, Some infant formulas are intended for use only under medical supervision. They include formulas for the dietary management of conditions such as aminoacidurias and severe malabsorption syndromes.
They also include formulas for preterm infants. These products are not generally available at the retail level. They are not for healthy term infants and are beyond the scope of this statement. Formulas for preterm infants on discharge from hospital may be available at the retail level. Advise parents that they are not appropriate for healthy term infants. Infant formula based on extensively hydrolyzed protein is generally available at the retail level.
It is intended for infants who have physician-confirmed food allergies or malabsorption syndromes and cannot tolerate formula based on intact cow milk protein or soy protein. The protein in this formula has been extensively broken down to the small peptide and amino acid level. Currently, the protein source is casein. There is some evidence that formula with extensively hydrolyzed protein, in comparison to formula with intact cow milk protein, may delay or prevent atopic dermatitis in early childhood in infants who are at high risk of developing atopic disease AAP, a.
More research is needed to determine whether the benefit of using a formula with hydrolyzed protein extends beyond early childhood AAP, a. Formula based on extensively hydrolyzed protein has provoked allergic reactions in highly allergic infants. Cow milk and other animal milks, including goat milk, are not appropriate alternatives to breastmilk for young infants WHO, Cow and goat milks differ greatly from human breastmilk because they:.
Unpasteurized cow or goat milk raw milk should never be offered due to the risk of food-borne illness from pathogens such as, Salmonella , Escherichia coli, Campylobacter , and Listeria monocytogenes Health Canada, b; Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee, Home-made formulas made from canned, evaporated, whole milk cow or goat are not recommended as a breastmilk substitute.
They are nutritionally incomplete Briend, ; WHO, These formulas should only be considered for emergency, short-term use. Soy, rice or other plant-based beverages, even when they are fortified, are not appropriate as a breastmilk substitute because they are nutritionally incomplete for infants. Consumption of these beverages by young infants may result in failure to thrive Tierney et al, Young infants are vulnerable to food-borne illness.
Proper preparation and storage of infant formula is very important to reduce the risk. Sterilization of all infant feeding equipment is recommended. Instruct parents and caregivers to:. Liquid infant formula is heat-treated to be sterile.
It is available in ready-to-feed formats or as a liquid concentrate. Ready-to-feed infant formula is the safest choice for higher-risk infants who are formula fed, including low birth weight and immuno-compromised infants.
Although the liquid formula is sterile, parents and caregivers should follow the manufacturer's directions for preparation and storage, and avoid cross-contamination.
Liquid concentrate infant formula must be prepared by adding water according to manufacturer's directions. Powdered infant formula is not sterile. It has been linked to outbreaks of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella enterica , mainly in high-risk infants WHO, If liquid infant formula is not available or accessible, powdered infant formula can be used if it is properly prepared.
Municipal tap water and commercially bottled water except carbonated or mineral waters are suitable for preparing powdered or concentrated infant formulas. There is no indication for the use of distilled water. Concentrated liquid or powdered infant formula can be reconstituted with fluoridated tap water. However, if the families are located in an area with naturally occurring high levels of fluoride higher than the guideline of 1.
Well water that is regularly tested and meets standards of safety is also suitable. Tap water, well water, and commercially bottled water are not sterile. Home water treatment equipment does not replace the need to sterilize water for infants. To ensure water for infants is safe and pathogen-free, advise parents and caregivers to:.
For detailed instructions for parents and caregivers on the safe preparation of infant formula see the Healthy Canadians website. Breastfeeding allows close, skin-to-skin contact and constant attention to infants during feeding. When an infant is not breastfed, skin to skin contact should still be encouraged while feeding.
Formula-fed infants, like breastfed infants, need to feed ' on-cue ', according to their appetite and satiety. Infants should not be encouraged to empty the bottle at a feeding Institute of Medicine, Feeding from a bottle or cup must always be supervised. Strongly discourage the use of a propped bottle to feed an unattended infant. There is a danger of choking or aspiration, because the flow of milk into the mouth may be too rapid.
This practice also increases the risk of overfeeding, since the infant cannot stop the feeding Institute of Medicine, Even older infants who are able to hold a bottle benefit from being held when feeding. In addition, the use of a bottle as a pacifier should be discouraged, particularly at bedtime. There is a risk of 'nursing bottle syndrome' and early childhood tooth decay Health Canada American Academy of Paediatrics Committee on Nutrition. Lactose intolerance in infants, children, and adolescents.
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International Journal of Dermatology , Guidelines for use of breast-milk substitutes in emergency situations. Safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula guidelines. Infant and young child feeding model chapter for textbooks for medical students and allied health professionals. Breastfeeding is a system of demand and supply. To establish good breastmilk production and flow, infants need to feed 'on-cue'.
Timed feedings, and restricting or delaying feedings, should be avoided Kent et al. The goal in infant-led feeding is for the mother to recognize and respond to the infant's appetite, hunger, and fullness cues. Hunger cues include restlessness, rooting, or sucking on a hand.
Infants who are fed when they are hungry, and suckling effectively, will obtain what they need for satisfactory growth. Infant-led breastfeeding, as opposed to bottle-feeding, encourages self-regulation. Parents need reassurance and confidence that their infant is breastfeeding well and growing normally.
Mothers give "not enough breastmilk" as the most common reason for stopping breastfeeding Health Canada, But in fact, insufficient breastmilk production is rare. In most cases the lack of milk is perceived rather than real Gatti, ; Lewallen et al.
During this initial period, a trained professional, such as a maternal-child or public health nurse, midwife, or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, can observe breastfeeding technique and assess latch or other suspected problems.
After the first couple of weeks, when an infant has regained his or her birth weight, steady weight gain is a good indicator of the adequacy of the infant's intake. Infants are expected to gain weight at the rate of about 0.
The rate is slower from three to six months: Some infants will gain more and some less. Proper growth assessment requires knowledge of the infant's growth pattern and their placement on the growth chart. During a temporary interruption, mothers can express milk manually or with a breast pump, six to eight times per day. There should be no interval longer than four to six hours between pumpings. Once the mother is ready to breastfeed, she can resume. The quality of the mother's diet is important for her health and energy.
Day to day diet quality, however, does not affect milk production and has little effect on milk composition for most nutrients. While breastfeeding her infant, a mother should consume more nutrients to conserve her stores, and enough fluids to satisfy her thirst.
Severe dieting for weight loss should be discouraged. With prospective parents , explore their attitudes, values, and beliefs about breastfeeding. The health professional's attitude toward this topic is also critical. Discuss concerns and correct misinformation to support fully informed decisions about infant feeding.
At the first prenatal visit , ask expectant mothers about their intention to breastfeed using open-ended questions such as "What do you know about breastfeeding?
For those who say they do not intend to breastfeed, explore their attitudes and beliefs towards breastfeeding and talk about the importance of breastfeeding even for a short period. At the time of birth , ensure early skin to skin contact for at least one hour. Provide rooming-in and support infant-led, unrestricted, and exclusive breastfeeding, with no supplemental feedings unless medically indicated. Before discharge , ensure that parents understand how they will feed their infant and that they receive written information Ten Valuable Tips for Successful Breastfeeding..
The information should explain the signs that their infant is feeding and growing well, as well as information on community breastfeeding resources. Advise mothers that feeding from bottles or using pacifiers may interfere with establishing breastfeeding.
Help them to access resources in the community such as peer counsellors and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. At the mother's first post-partum visit , arrange for a skilled practitioner to observe the infant breastfeeding.
Offer counselling about what to expect in terms of normal infant growth and increases in breastfeeding demand and when to seek further breastfeeding support or medical help.
Peer support groups and community networks , such as La Leche League Canada, give mothers and families the opportunity to share breastfeeding practices and experiences. Such networks enhance their knowledge and confidence about breastfeeding Morrow et al. The community at large can further support breastfeeding as the normal way of feeding infants 'anytime and anywhere'.
Community support helps to protect breastfeeding mothers and infants from discrimination and harassment. Members of the community can be made aware that restrictions on breastfeeding may be grounds for complaints on the basis of gender or sex discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or provincial, territorial or federal human rights legislation.
At six months of age, infants can be offered foods with more of a semi-solid texture. The texture of the food should be gradually increased over the next few months. Both meat and cereal were shown to have similar acceptability and tolerance when offered to infants as first complementary foods Krebs et al.
Common food allergens that are a source of iron, such as fish and whole eggs, can be introduced at about six months of age. Health care providers should deal with cases where there is a family history of food allergy on an individual basis. All nuts, as well as seeds or fish with whole bones are choking hazards. Never feed whole nuts, seeds, thick spreads or spoons of nut butter, or fish with whole unmashed bones to infants. Instruct parents on age appropriate ways to introduce these foods to minimize risk.
Current opinion suggests that iron supplements are not generally needed for breastfed infants during the first six months. Infants with lower iron stores are at higher risk of iron deficiency. Since there is a potential for the development of iron deficiency in some healthy term infants born with lower iron stores, case-selecting infants for testing is a way to assess those who may benefit from supplementation with oral iron drops before six months of age. Further research is needed to more clearly delineate the prevalence of iron deficiency in infancy and determine the best strategies to manage this issue.
A single vitamin D3 supplement without other vitamins in a liquid drop format is recommended for infants. Other vitamin D products such as vitamin D2 or a multivitamin which contains vitamin D are not suggested. Vitamin D supplements are sold over-the-counter in pharmacies and some grocery stores. Some families may qualify for subsidized supplements.
However, more research is needed on this approach before making a change to practice recommendations. Non-breastfed infants do not require a vitamin D supplement because the infant formula contains vitamin D. They should get this amount regardless of their average formula intake. Jaundice is a yellow colouration of the infant's sclera and skin caused by increased bilirubin levels in the body.
It is common during the first few days after birth. Very high levels of jaundice can lead to permanent neurological damage. However, interventions can be very effective if instituted early.
Several factors can cause jaundice including hemolysis, infections, and liver and metabolic diseases. In the first days after birth, some infants may also develop jaundice if there is trouble with the initiation of breastfeeding or the supply of breastmilk is low.
All jaundiced infants should be assessed by an experienced health professional to determine if the level of jaundice requires therapy and to determine the cause. It is important that the mothers and infants receive support to ensure breastfeeding is not compromised during this critical period. Any infant with jaundice at two to three weeks of age should be promptly referred for evaluation by an experienced health professional to ensure there is no other cause for the persistent jaundice; such as hemolysis, metabolic problems and biliary atresia Moyer et al.
It is important that it not be assumed without evaluation that the jaundice is secondary to breastmilk, as other potential causes include life-threatening conditions, and early diagnosis can significantly improve outcomes.
It is also very important that breastfeeding continue during the evaluation. If it is determined that jaundice is due to the breastmilk, there is no need for further intervention and breastfeeding should continue without interruption. At this time, there is insufficient evidence on efficacy and safety of herbal teas to warrant their use during infancy. However, the use of these products is not without risk, as they may have pharmacologic actions.
They frequently contain sugar and alcohol, and may interfere with breastfeeding. The composition of herbal teas varies considerably among products.
Frequent or heavy drinking can impair the mother's judgment and functioning. Although there is no known "safe" amount of alcohol in breastmilk, occasional moderate alcohol intake is compatible with breastfeeding. Advise a mother to stop or reduce smoking. Smoking can affect milk production Fríguls et al. If a mother continues to smoke, advise her that breastfeeding remains important for her infant's health and may mitigate some of the negative effects of exposure to tobacco smoke on the infant Chatzimichael et al.
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Child growth standards - Weight velocity. Feeding of dietary botanical supplements and teas to infants in the United States. Pediatrics , 6. You will not receive a reply. Skip to main content Skip to "About this site". For information and ideas about how to answer the questions of parents and caregivers, see: Principles and recommendations for infant nutrition from birth to six months.
Breastfeeding is the normal and unequalled method of feeding infants. Recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months.
Supplemental vitamin D is recommended for breastfed infants. First complementary foods should be iron-rich. Recommend meat, meat alternatives, and iron-fortified cereal as an infant's first complementary foods. Routine growth monitoring is important to assess infant health and nutrition. Feeding changes are unnecessary for most common health conditions in infancy.
Explain that feeding changes do little to manage infantile colic. Educate about the wide variation in normal bowel function, noting that true constipation is rare. Reassure that reflux or 'regurgitation' is common and rarely needs treatment. Manage mild to moderate dehydration from acute gastroenteritis with continued breastfeeding and oral rehydration therapy. Breastfeeding is rarely contraindicated. Recommend an acceptable alternative to breastfeeding for mothers who are HIV-infected.
Advise that most medications are compatible with breastfeeding. Take a case-by-case approach when a mother is using medications or drugs. Recommendations on the use of breastmilk substitutes. Members of the working group came from the following organizations: Better head control Ability to sit up and lean forward Ability to let the caregiver know when they are full e. Step 8 Encourage breastfeeding on demand.
Modified from Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, a. No advertising of these products i. No free samples of these products to mothers.
No promotion of artificial feeding products in health care facilities, including the distribution of free or low-cost supplies. No company representatives to advise mothers. No gifts or personal samples to health workers. No words or pictures idealizing artificial feeding, including pictures of infants on the labels of products. Information to health workers should be scientific and factual.
All information on artificial infant feeding, including the labels, should explain the benefits of breastfeeding, and the cost and hazards associated with artificial feeding. Unsuitable products, such as sweetened condensed milk, should not be promoted for babies.
All products would be of a high quality and take account of the climatic and storage conditions of the country where they are used. Breastfeeding Committee for Canada b. Health Reports , 16 2: Breastfeeding in Toronto - Promoting Supportive Environments. Canadian Community Health Survey 2.
Routine growth monitoring is important for assessing infant health and nutrition. Consider all of the following factors before suggesting a change to diet or invasive investigation: Reassure that reflux or regurgitation is common and rarely needs treatment.
Focus on infantile colic. Recommend an acceptable alternative to breastfeeding for mothers who are HIV infected. Basic emerging of nutritional immunology is because of the detrimental effect of malnutrition on the immune system. Nutritional deficiency or unbalanced nutrition compromises the immune response leading to increased susceptibility to infectious diseases, cancer , suboptimal response to vaccinations, and other immunological disorders.
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Separate - keep raw foods to themselves. Germs can spread from one food to another. Cook - foods need to get hot and stay hot. Chill - put fresh food in the refrigerator right away. Sports nutrition plays a cruical role in optimising the beneficial effects of physical activity.
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Healthy diabetic eating includes: Limiting foods that are high in sugar, Eating smaller portions, spread out over the day, Being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat, Eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day, Eating less fat, Limiting your use of alcohol and Using less salt.
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