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Guidelines for complementary feeding of infants in the Asia Pacific Region: APACPH Public Health Nutrition Group

Binns, C., Lee, M.K., Yun Low, W., Baker, P., Bulgiba, A., Dahlui, M., Thuy Duong, D.T., Guldan, G., Hairi, N., Hokama, T., Kagawa, M., Karunathilake, I., Abdul Majid, H., Maycock, B., Nanishi, K., Qiu, L., Raheem, R.A., Scott, J. and Tang, L. (2020) Guidelines for complementary feeding of infants in the Asia Pacific Region: APACPH Public Health Nutrition Group. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health .

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539520931328
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Abstract

Good nutrition in the first “1000 days,” including breastfeeding and appropriate complementary foods, prepares for a healthy childhood and adult life, also contributes to the prevention of the double burden of malnutrition. Exclusive breastfeeding provides all required nutrients until an infant is around 6 months of age when complementary foods are needed. A literature review was undertaken of complementary foods in the Asia Pacific region. The foods being used at present are often of low nutrient density may provide insufficient amounts of some critical nutrients, and generally the variety is limited. Guidelines for complementary feeding are provided to assist in education and in public health planning.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Copyright: © 2020 by Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56255
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