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Baby and child health

Alison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton and Claire Anderson

in Health Promotion for Pharmacists

Second edition

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630445
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723575 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.003.0013
Baby and child health

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This chapter focuses on the role of pharmacists in promoting baby and child health. Mothers of young children are a major group of pharmacy customers who will ask pharmacists about many aspects of baby and child health. There are four main areas for advice: practical aspects, e.g., infant feeding; common and recurrent public health problems, e.g., head lice, threadworms; topical issues, e.g., latest research on child nutrition; and common misconceptions, e.g., that antibiotics are always needed in infections. Vaccination and immunization, infant feeding, general dietary advice, and case studies are discussed.

Keywords: pharmacy practice; pharmacists; child care; child health; baby health

Chapter.  5169 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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