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Starting other foods

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Second edition

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192622334
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0011
Starting other foods

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This chapter focuses on weaning (now called ‘complementary feeding’), which refers to the process of introducing a child to family foods while continuing to breastfeed. Topics discussed include when to start solid foods, signs that a baby is ready to start other foods, why weaning is a dangerous time, weaning foods, foods for young children, and feeding young children.

Keywords: weaning; children; food; nutrition; young children; feeding

Chapter.  9901 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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