(WebMD) New USDA Nutrition Guidelines Will Cover Infants
If you’re confused about what to feed your baby, the government is finally going to weigh in. For the first time, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines will include feeding recommendations for birth to 24 months. The government released the first dietary guidelines almost 40 years ago and has had recommendations only for ages 2 and older.
The birth to 24 months committee will look at wide-ranging questions that will be the cornerstone of their advice. Those topics include the duration of exclusive breast milk and infant feeding; dietary patterns; dietary supplements; and the relationship between diet during pregnancy and lactation and food allergies, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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