The period of complementary feeding is when other foods or liquids are provided in addition to breastmilk. Appropriate complementary feeding starts at six months and promotes growth and prevents stunting among children 6–24 months. This is an especially vulnerable time because infants are just learning to eat and must be fed soft foods frequently and patiently. Rates of malnutrition usually peak at this time with consequences that persist throughout life.


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Guiding Principles for complementary Feeding of the Breastfed Child

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Guiding Principles for Feeding Non-Breastfed Children 6-24 Months of Age

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