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Title: Complementary feeding patterns in a developing country: a cross-sectional study across Lebanon
Authors: Batal, M.
Boulghourjian, C.
Akik, C.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: This first, large-scale study on complementary feeding in Lebanon analysed the timing and types of food introduced to infants according to mothers' demographic and socioeconomic and infants' characteristics. A cross-sectional survey over 10 months found that the majority of infants were introduced to solid foods at or after 4 months of age. A large number of infants were given liquids other than breast or formula milk earlier. Women in employment outside the home were almost twice as likely to introduce solid foods before age 4 months. The most common starting food was cereals. More than half the children consumed starchy foods and fruits every day, but not meats and fish
Description: 180-186
Keywords: Developing Countries
Cross-Sectional Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Breast Feeding
Subject: Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
ISSN: 1020-3397
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