The best ways to feed babies


  • Welcome
  • A human rights issue
  • Breast is best
  • A global perspective
  • An effective preventative health measure
  • The alternatives
  • Promoting early nutrition
  • Healthy Start
  • Vitamin D
  • Further reading and useful resources
  • References
  • Action & Evaluation


This module considers public health recommendations regarding breastfeeding and infant nutrition.


To be aware of policy ensuring infants have a healthy start in life, whether breast or formula fed, and how the latest advisory on vitamin D applies to infants.


After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

  • The persuasive messages encouraging new mums to persist longer with breastfeeding
  • Support and information for mums regarding formula feeding
  • The Health Matters and Start4Life nutritional policy for young children
  • The SARC vitamin D and health report recommendations for infants.


Charles Gladwin is a pharmacist and freelance medical writer.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.


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