An infant refers to a baby in his/her first 28 days after birth. Babies have specific needs. It is crucial that appropriate nutrition and care are provided during this period of life to support the baby's growth and development.

Increased diversity of food in the first year of life may help protect against allergies

01 July 2014

A broad range of foods in a child’s first year of life may help to prevent the development of allergic diseases. A team of European researchers studied feeding practices by parents in Austria, Finland, France, Germany and Switzerland to measure...

Breastfeeding according to guidelines may help protect children from developing overweight

13 September 2012

Breastfeeding infants during the first 4-6 months of life may offer some protection against overweight in childhood. This finding comes out of the European-wide study IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of Dietary- and lifestyle-induced health...

Nutrition for Children and Adolescents

08 June 2006

Different stages of the life cycle dictate different nutritional needs. It is vital that children and adolescents are provided with nutritionally sound diets.