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Infant and young child feeding in developing countries.
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PMID:  22277005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Feeding practices are important determinants of growth and development of children. Using infant and young child feeding indicators and complementary feeding guidelines, 7 practices in 28 countries are described, showing substantial variation across countries. Only 25% of 0- to 5-month-olds were exclusively breastfed, and only half of 6- to 8-month-olds received complementary foods the previous day. Median duration of breastfeeding and increase of fluid intake during diarrhea were low among countries with a high Human Development Index (HDI). Living in high-HDI countries may not translate to positive feeding practices. Across countries, there is a need for promotion, protection, and support of optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices as well as better adherence to recommendations for feeding during illness.
Mandana Arabi; Edward A Frongillo; Rasmi Avula; Nuné Mangasaryan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Authors. Child Development © 2012 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
United Nations Children's Fund University of South Carolina United Nations Children's Fund.
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