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Complementary Feeding in Developed Countries

Editor(s): O. Hernell. 70 / 1

Although there is overall agreement with regards to breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for the suckling baby, there is still debate about when and how complementary feeding should be introduced. In this issue of the Annales, the latest scientific findings are summarized around complementary feeding in general and in specific conditions, such as preterm birth or celiac disease. Finally, the impact of introduction of complementary foods is discussed with regards to its short and long term health consequences and to the establishment of food preferences later in life.

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