Effects of age of introduction of complementary foods on infant breast milk intake, total energy intake, and growth: a randomised intervention study in Honduras.

@article{Cohen1994EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of age of introduction of complementary foods on infant breast milk intake, total energy intake, and growth: a randomised intervention study in Honduras.},
  author={Roberta Cohen and K H Brown and J Canahuati and Leonardo Landa Rivera and Kathryn G Dewey},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1994},
  volume={344 8918},
  pages={288-93}
}
In developing countries, the age at which breastfed infants are first given complementary foods is of public health importance because of the risk of diarrhoeal disease from contaminated weaning foods, and the potential risk of growth faltering if foods are inappropriately delayed. To evaluate whether there are any advantage of complementary feeding prior to 6 months, low-income primiparous mothers who had exclusively breastfed for 4 months were randomly assigned to one of 3 groups: continued… CONTINUE READING
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