Importance of Topic to Practice
Breastfeeding is recognized and promoted as providing optimal nutrition for a newborn infant. For healthy term infants, exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for about the first six months followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced (1).
The complementary feeding period (i.e. transition from exclusive breastfeeding to family foods) covers the period of six months to 18-24 months of age (2). It is a vulnerable period of