oa Professional Nursing Today - Feeding babies : 6 - 12 months (part 1) : infant nutrition

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Extracted from text ... Weaning The weaning period is defined as the progressive transfer from breast milk or infant formula to the usual family diet. Exclusive milk feeding will not meet the qualitative (e.g. iron) and quantitative nutritional needs of the infant during this period. Weaning is therefore the process of gradually letting the infant become accustomed to a full adult diet. The introduction of weaning foods is in addition to breast milk or infant formula, but does not serve as a replacement for either. By the end of their first year, infants should be accustomed to eating a variety of foods. During the ..

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