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Home and Videotape Intervention Delays Early Complementary Feeding among Adolescent Mothers

Citation

Black, Maureen M.; Siegel, Emily H.; Abel, Yolanda; & Bentley, Margaret E. (2001). Home and Videotape Intervention Delays Early Complementary Feeding among Adolescent Mothers. Pediatrics, 107(5), U16-23.

Abstract

Background: The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and the World Health Organization recommend that infants receive only breast milk or formula for the first 4 to 6 months of life, followed by the introduction of complementary foods. Despite these recommendations, many infants, particularly those with adolescent mothers, receive solid foods (often cereal mixed with formula in a bottle) and liquids other than formula or breast milk in the first few weeks of life. Decisions on early feeding are often guided by grandmothers and influenced by beliefs that infants need complementary food to counteract signals of hunger, reduce crying, and sleep through the night.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.107.5.e67

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Pediatrics

Author(s)

Black, Maureen M.
Siegel, Emily H.
Abel, Yolanda
Bentley, Margaret E.

Year Published

2001

Volume Number

107

Issue Number

5

Pages

U16-23

Reference ID

1775