Many infants and young children are not compliant with Mexican and international complementary feeding recommendations for milk and other beverages

Editor(s): Afeiche MC, Villalpando-Carrión S, Reidy KC, Fries LR, Eldridge AL..

Mexican and international authorities provide guidelines for milk and beverage consumption for young children. This study classified beverages as appropriate or inappropriate by age, and detailed consumption patterns, amounts consumed and associated socio-demographic characteristics. Many 6-11 month olds consumed inappropriate beverages for their age, including cow’s milk (31%) and sugar-sweetened beverages (35%). Among 12-23.9 month olds, about 60% consumed milk, an appropriate beverage for this age, but 63% were drinking sweetened beverages, which should be consumed only in limited quantities.

Afeiche MC, Villalpando-Carrión S, Reidy KC, Fries LR, Eldridge AL. Many infants and young children are not compliant with Mexican and international complementary feeding recommendations for milk and other beverages. Nutrients. 2018;10:466. doi.org/10.3390/nu10040466