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Growing Strong: Feeding You and Your Baby

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The Growing Strong resources have been developed to help health staff talk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families about nutrition for mothers, babies and young children.  Growing Strong resources provide information about eating well during pregnancy as well as offering suggestions for dealing with some common food and nutrition related problems during pregnancy.  Information is also provided about common breastfeeding issues and the appropriate introduction of solids for babies.

Resources

A series of brochures are available to download or printed copies can be ordered using the order form below.  The brochure topics cover eating well during pregnancy, information on breastfeeding, foods and drinks for young children and other helpful information for families.

To download a copy of the brochure [pdf format] click on a link below.

A set of two flip charts are also available for use with clients. The sturdy A3 size, spiral bound flip charts cover all the brochure topics.

Pregnancy

Healthy food in pregnancy [391Kb]

 

Pregnancy and diabetes [392Kb]

 

Morning sickness and other pregnancy issues [367Kb]

 

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding [342Kb]

 
Physical activity during and after pregnancy [346Kb]  

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding: Good for Baby, Good for Mum [396Kb]

  

How to Breastfeed [998Kb]
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Expressing breastmilk [524Kb]
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Breastfed babies' growth and growth spurts [213Kb]  

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Food and Drink for Children

Healthy drinks for Baby [404Kb]

  

Starting solids [657Kb]
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Iron rich foods for babies and growing children [667Kb]
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Healthy foods for children aged 1 - 4 years [957Kb]
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Healthy drinks for children aged 1 - 4 years [384Kb]

Healthy food ideas for children aged 1 - 4 years and older [233Kb]

 

Other topics

How Dads can help [390Kb]

  

Healthy food and drinks for your grandkids [409Kb]

 

Baby’s growth checks [370Kb]

 

Overweight children [428Kb]

Formula feeding [661Kb]
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Sterilising bottles, teats and dummies [375Kb]

Keeping food safe [438Kb]  

Reports

Growing Strong 2009 Evaluation Report

  

Ordering

Queensland orders
To order copies of the Growing Strong brochures please print out the order form below and fax your order to the Growing Strong Coordinator in your Area.

To order copies of the Growing Strong flip charts please print out the order form below, contact The Edward Koch Foundation or telephone (07) 4031 0145.

Interstate orders
Orders for Growing Strong resources from outside Queensland can be placed with The Queensland Government Bookshop (https://www.bookshop.qld.gov.au/) by browsing the health catalogue.

Contacts

For further information on the Growing Strong resources please contact the Growing Strong Coordinator in your Region.

Southern Regional Service
Amanda Allen
(07) 3000 9131
AmandaL_Allen@health.qld.gov.au

  

Central Regional Service
Maureen Chamberlain
(07) 4920 7383
Maureen_Chamberlain@health.qld.gov.au

 
Northern Regional Service 
Townsville Public Health Unit - Admin
(07) 4753 9001
 

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Links

Nutrition Education Materials Online includes other resources on nutrition in pregnancy and breastfeeding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - includes a range of nutrition resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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Last Updated: 20 June 2012
Last Reviewed: 28 September 2009