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What type of milk is best for infants?

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Babies should be exclusively breastfed for six months from birth (180 days). Breast is best!

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Breastfeeding babies from birth should be encouraged at all times. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months (180 days) as optimal infant feeding. Nutritionally adequate and safe complementary feeding (solid foods) should be introduced at six months of age, whilst continued breastfeeding should be encouraged up to the age of two years. Cow’s milk is not recommended for children under the age of one year. Once cow’s milk is introduced it is best to choose full-cream milk.

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