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Acta pediátrica de México

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CUADROS-MENDOZA, CA et al. News in supplementary feeding. Acta pediatr. Méx [online]. 2017, vol.38, n.3, pp.182-201. ISSN 2395-8235.

The introduction of new foods, or complementary feeding (weaning) in the diet of children has always been controversial, and most likely this debate will continue due to the differences in each ethnic group and cultures in the world's population, so frequent meetings of different international groups dedicated to the study and management of pediatric nutrition is necessary. Previously, the introduction of complementary feeding was based on personal experience, "each master has its booklet". The team of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at the Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Mexico City, has an analyzed the different guidelines of complementary feeding in children, to create a document with useful information for daily practice in pediatric consultation. This document describes the physiological basis to establish the introduction of complementary feeding, why new foods should be introduced in the diet and the proper way complementary feeding should be indicated acording to the patient's age, considering the recommendations of the guidelines currently governing nutrition in children.

Keywords : complementary feeding; weaning; growth; development.

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