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Traditional foods vs. manufactured baby foods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17664896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The provision of nutrient-dense complementary foods is essential to ensure an infant's nutrient requirements are met. Yet often, relative to recommendations, traditional complementary foods have low levels of nutrients, suggesting a role, for fortified manufactured baby foods, in ensuring dietary adequacy. In this review, the potential benefits and safety of using fortified manufactured baby foods versus traditional foods alone are evaluated based on evidence from food composition data, diet modeling and intervention studies. Results from the food composition data and diet modeling suggest that ensuring a nutritionally adequate complementary feeding diet based on traditional foods alone is difficult. Conversely, except for biochemical iron status, intervention trials do not show consistent benefits, for growth or biochemical zinc or riboflavin status, with the use of fortified manufactured baby foods versus traditional foods alone. The safety of manufactured baby foods will depend on food preparation practices and the presence of effective governmental regulatory infrastructures. Hence, in environments where fortified manufactured baby foods are expensive, unavailable or where there is an absence of effective governmental regulatory infrastructures, the use of traditional foods is advised. Conversely, where affordable manufactured baby foods are available, marketed safely and fortified appropriately, their use is likely to result in improved nutrient intakes and infant biochemical iron status. In all environments, the promotion of breastfeeding, active feeding and high levels of hygiene is essential to ensure optimal nutritional status.
Authors:
Elaine L Ferguson; Nicole Darmon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nestlé Nutrition workshop series. Paediatric programme     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1661-6677     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-31     Completed Date:  2007-10-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244056     Medline TA:  Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-61; discussion 61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Consumer Product Safety
Food, Fortified*
Humans
Hygiene
Infant
Infant Food / standards*
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Minerals / administration & dosage
Nutritional Requirements
Nutritional Status
Nutritive Value
Quality Control
Vitamins / administration & dosage
Weaning*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins

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