Complementary feeding: clinically relevant factors affecting timing and composition.

  title={Complementary feeding: clinically relevant factors affecting timing and composition.},
  author={Nancy F. Krebs and K Michael Hambidge},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={85 2},
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 mo of life followed by optimal complementary feeding are critical public health measures for reducing and preventing morbidity and mortality in young children. Clinical factors, such as birth weight, prematurity, and illness, that affect the iron and zinc requirements of younger infants are discussed. Maternal diet and nutritional status do not have a strong effect on the mineral content of human milk, but physiologic changes in milk and the infants… CONTINUE READING

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