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Q: What types of complementary foods are appropriate for infants' diets and when should they be introduced?
Q: What is the evidence regarding the benefits and risks of traditional methods of introduction versus the baby-led weaning (BLW) approach?
Q: What are the benefits for healthy term infants of introducing meat as a first food during the complementary feeding phase?
Q: What are the recommendations for the use of plant-based beverages (e.g. soy, rice, almond, coconut and oat milk/beverage) during the complementary feeding period in infants?
Q: When should water, as a drink, be introduced to healthy term infants? What type of water is suitable to use?
Q: What are the guidelines for the safe preparation and storage of infant foods?
Q: Should fruit juice be introduced to an infant’s diet? If so, when and how?
Q: At what age should cow's milk (non-formula) and other dairy products be consumed as a complementary food in healthy term infants?
Q: What are the guidelines for texture progression of solid foods in infants' diets?
Q: Should the introduction of complementary foods to healthy term infants occur in a particular order? (i.e. should the introduction of some foods occur before others?)
Q: What are the recommendations for goat's milk in infant feeding?
Q: At what age in infancy may honey be introduced?
Q: What is the recommended process for introducing new complementary foods to infants (i.e. how many new foods introduced at one time, how long to wait between introducing new foods)?
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Q: Among healthy term infants at low risk of developing food allergy, does delaying the introduction of common allergenic foods (cow's milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, seafood) until after six months of age or later decrease the risk of developing food allergies?
A synthesis of the recommendations and evidence regarding complementary feeding of infants.
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