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There is a lot of information out there for parents to take in about what is best for their baby. All of this information can be very daunting, particularly for first time parents and this is where knowledgeable pharmacy staff can help. New mothers will often use a pharmacy for advice about their baby as you are easily accessible and often the destination for the purchase of a baby care product. As always if you are unsure of anything please refer to the pharmacist.

Objectives

The objectives of this session are:-

  • Understand the benefits and considerations of breast and formula feeding
  • Understand some of the advice you can provide to parents on feeding
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of colic
  • Understand how to prevent and treat nappy rash