The results are presented of a survey of infant weaning practices carried out in shopping complexes in the Adelaide metropolitan area.
The types of foods and fluids currently being consumed by the sample of 258 healthy infants was documented, and a comparison made between the feeding practices of breast and artificially fed infants and with respect to socio-economic status.
While the majority of weaning diets were compatible with the South Australian guidelines, 40% of infants under 4 months of age were having solid foods and a greater percentage of these infants were artificially fed.
Iron intake may not be optimal after six months of age with the increasing use of cow's milk and non-fortified adult cereals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Allaitement, Australie, Sevrage, Régime alimentaire, Aliment pour nourrisson, Education sanitaire, Evaluation, Nouveau né, Nourrisson, Etude statistique, Océanie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Breast feeding, Australia, Weaning, Diet, Infant food, Health education, Evaluation, Newborn, Infant, Statistical study, Oceania, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.