Existing delivery platforms can be used to promote exclusive breastfeeding and provide supplements and complementary feeding
for children and women of childbearing age.
Taguig City also implements exclusive breastfeeding promotion for infants from zero to six months and appropriate complementary feeding
, and the Food Assistance program where undernourished children in the city are fed for 90 days.
Taguig City also includes exclusive breastfeeding promotion for infants from zero to six months and appropriate complementary feeding
, and the Food Assistance program under which undernourished children in the city are fed for 90 days to help them get the nutrition their bodies need.
The message most often communicated in the 0-6 months age group was that of exclusive breastfeeding (n = 330); in the 6-12 month age group it was the combination of breastfeeding and complementary feeding
(n = 106); and for the 12 month--5 year age group, eating a variety of foods featured most commonly (n = 39).
Persistent inappropriate complementary feeding
and poor childcare practices are some of the major causes of stunting.
Exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months and breastfeeding up to 12 months coupled with appropriate complementary feeding
practices are estimated to prevent almost one-fifth of under-five mortality.
Additionally health care providers should continue supporting and promoting exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life and complementary feeding
The bill, which he filed in the Senate in May, aims to mandate programs for pregnant mothers, improved breast-feeding practices, complementary feeding
practices as well as protection against undernutrition and disease for children.
Optimal breast-feeding and complementary feeding
practices together allow children to reach their full growth potential.
First presented at the 87th Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop in Singapore in May 2016, the 15 papers in this volume discuss complementary feeding
recommendations, strategies, and interventions as a foundation to promote healthy growth in children.
Objective: To investigate the initation time of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding rates, and complementary feeding
practices during the first six months of life among mothers who gave birth in a baby-friendly hospital.
The authors cited 3 studies (total 1174 infants) that found various positive associations between total caloric intake during complementary feeding
and childhood obesity.