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Infant feeding: which is the best practice?

M.N. Anokwulu (M.N. Anokwulu, is a Lecturer in Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 February 2002



Reviews the various ways of feeding infants from birth to one year since what an infant eats at this stage in life is crucial to his/her future health. Critically discusses the various practices of feeding infants, which are breast‐feeding, artificial feeding, mixed feeding, and weaning. Reports on the investigations done in various countries of Europe, North America, some countries in South America, Africa and Asia. Suggests the proper ways of infant feeding based on the investigations and recommendations from WHO and UNESCO; then concludes that breast‐feeding is the best method of infant feeding and the best time to start weaning infants is between five and six months old.



Anokwulu, M.N. (2002), "Infant feeding: which is the best practice?", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 32 No. 1, pp. 24-28.




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