Programming Power of Complementary Feeding

Editor(s): M. S. Fewtrell, D. M. Fleischer, P. Patel, J. Bhatia The Nest Vol.39 , 2016


This issue of the Nest looks into three important topics related to Complementary Feeding. Firstly, Mary Fewtrell writes about the right time to introduce complementary feeding, and how it could potentially influence later health outcomes. Secondly, David Fleischer shows data from a study that demonstrates how early introduction of highly allergenic foods, such as peanuts, can help manage food allergy. Finally, Pinkal Patel and Jatinder Bhatia explain how complementary foods can play a critical role in the advancement of feeding in preterm infants, to avoid growth delay and important nutrient deficiencies.