SUPPORTING INFANTS WITH FEEDING ISSUES:
What do the guidelines say?
Infant feeding issues are very common, especially during the first few months of life.1 National guidelines are available to support their appropriate diagnosis and management,2-4 as well as for the management of cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) in primary care.5 These guidelines are key to reducing the impact on infant and family, and the burden on healthcare services.
NICE Guideline on Gastro-oesophageal reflux2
NICE Guideline on constipation3
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary on Infantile colic4
The MAP (Milk allergy in primary care) Guideline5
- Iacono G, et al. Gastrointestinal symptoms in infancy: a population-based prospective study. Dig Liver Dis 2005; 37(6):432-438.
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in children and young people: diagnosis and management. 2015. Available at https://mvw.nice.org.uk/guidance/ngl. Accessed September 2017.
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management 2010. Available at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg99. Accessed September 2017.
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Colic-infantile. Available at https://cks.nice.org.uk/colic-infantile. Accessed September 2017.
- Venter C, et al. Clin Transl Allergy 2013: Available at: http://www.ctajournal.com/content/3/1/23, Accessed September 2017