She said their pediatrician advised that solids could be fed to her baby and that she recognizes the World Health Organization's recommendation on complementary feeding
. Rivera advised that the WHO guidelines be followed, which states that complementary feeding
begin at six months.
2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Following existing complementary feeding
guidelines for infants may result in overfeeding within the first year of life, according to a study published online July 25 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
In 2017, DOST installed a unit of STARBOOKS at the municipal library of Jomalig, along with that, a complementary feeding
program was also conducted to 31 underweight children.
Therefore, the present study explored the longitudinal associations of feeding practices (breastfeeding and complementary feeding
) and diet quality with weight status in a sample of infants and toddlers' participants of the WIC program in Puerto Rico.
She said the government and different non-government organisations should launch large-scale publicity campaign to make the people aware about appropriate complementary feeding
Information about demographic profile, gender, feeding practices and initiation of complementary feeding
About 49.6% mothers think that complementary feeding
has to be started before 6 months of the age of the child.
The study findings revealed that starting of breastfeeding within 1 h was practiced by 64% of mothers, on-demand breastfeeding in 54%, and complementary feeding
at 6 months was started by 76%.
PINS-2 also aims to engage with communities and media to promote breast-feeding and complementary feeding
and to improve hygiene and dietary practices.
Regarding knowledge of caregivers on complementary feeding
for children between 6-23 months, 54% (n=69), does not know the recommended age for continuous breastfeeding, 89.1% (n=122) knows the age of onset of Complementary feeding
, 81% (n=111) recognizes that breast milk is not enough, 78.8% (n=108) chose the thick porridge, considering 38% (n=52), that the porridge is more nutritious.
Emphasising the importance of good nutrition for health, National Health Services Parliamentary Secretary Dr Nausheen Hamid said that nutritious food during pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding of children during the first six months and continued breastfeeding for up to two years with complementary feeding
is very essential for raising nutrition status of the children and appropriate diet is one of the most important factors for maintaining health and nutritional wellbeing.
'These include early initiation of breastfeeding, that is putting the baby to breast within one hour of life, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and complementary feeding