Dr Google not giving right answers

If you Google “infant feeding” you get over 65 million results.

Some results are obviously more helpful and reliable, for example the National Health and Medical Research Council’s infant feeding guidelines. But others often give misleading, or wrong information about how to feed your newborn.

And for time poor parents, the wrong information may have harmful effects as their children develop unhealthy eating habits.

Sarah Taki is a PhD student in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney. She has been looking at the range of websites and apps available to parents about infant feeding, with some interesting results.

To find out more about the app Sarah and her colleagues have developed, click here.

Image: Danny Mualim on Flickr.

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