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Title What age for weaning?
Description What age for weaning? The scientific basis for the age of introduction of complementary feeding in infants
Creation Date 01 July 2000
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
The process of expanding the diet with foods and drinks other than breast milk (formula) is referred to as weaning (as defined by the Department of Health [DoH]). Various reports from different groups concluded that 84%, 94% and 97% of infants had begun the weaning process by 4 months. The mothers had therefore ignored the guidelines from the COMA Working Group which recommend delaying weaning until after this period. What is the scientific basis for this recommendation?
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