Whilst, recent research questions the use of multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy, the Infant & Toddler Forum maintain that the most important advice to give mothers-to-be is to take a daily supplement of 10µg vitamin D throughout pregnancy and 400µg folic acid up until at least the 12th week of pregnancy.
Some women who are not eating a balanced diet and cutting out any of the food groups such as milk do need a wider supplement. See the Infant & Toddler Forum Factsheet – Healthy Eating in Pregnancy for clear advice.
By Dr. Gillian Harris, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Birmingham and ITF member
Most parents will struggle at some point to get their toddlers to eat certain foods. Is toddler food refusal a sign of an eating disorder. or is it merely a phase? In the run up to Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Gill Harris provides practical advice to help parents tackle fussy eating in toddlers.
By Lucy Upton, on behalf of the Infant and Toddler Forum
On behalf of the members of the Infant and Toddler Forum, I am proud to announce the launch of a new infant feeding educational programme, which includes practical resources for frontline healthcare professionals (HCPs) working with parents and infants.
By Denise Gray, on behalf of the Infant and Toddler Forum
The Infant and Toddler Forum announces a new focus on infant feeding and nutrition with the launch of new educational resources for healthcare professionals
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