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close this bookGuiding Principles for Feeding Non-breastfed Children 6 - 24 Months of Age (WHO; 2005; 42 pages) [FR] View the PDF document
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentAmount of food needed
View the documentFood consistency
View the documentMeal frequency and energy density
View the documentNutrient content of foods
View the documentUse of vitamin-mineral supplements or fortified products
View the documentFluid needs
View the documentSafe preparation and storage of foods
View the documentResponsive feeding
View the documentFeeding during and after illness
View the documentUse of the guiding principles
View the documentReferences
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Guiding Principles for Feeding Non-breastfed Children 6 - 24 Months of Age

World Health Organization


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Document - WHO/PAHO, WHO/Waak A, WHO/Virot P, WHO/H Anenden, R Bland

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Guiding principles for feeding non - breastfed children 6 - 24 months of age.

1.Infant nutrition - standards 2 Infant food 3.Nutritional requirements 4.Feeding behavior
5.Guidelines I.World Health Organization

ISBN 92 4 159343 1
(NLM classification: WS 120)

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This document was written by Kathryn Dewey based on the conclusions of an informal meeting on feeding of non - breastfed children, convened by WHO’s Departments for Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) and Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) in Geneva, 8 - 10 March 2004. Kathryn Dewey and Roberta Cohen prepared the background paper for the meeting. Staff in WHO/CAH commissioned the preparation of this document and provided technical oversight. Participants in the informal meeting reviewed and commented on various draft versions.


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