Review Article

A review of complementary feeding practices in South Africa

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 33, issue 2, 2020 , pages: 36–43
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2018.1510251
Author(s): Nazeeia SayedDepartment of Animal & Wildlife Sciences, Pretoria, South Africa, Hettie C SchönfeldtDepartment of Animal & Wildlife Sciences, Pretoria, South Africa

Abstract

Introduction: Infant health and nutrition in South Africa are a priority, as evidenced by the political commitment and policy development history of the last 25 years. Current efforts focus on improving breastfeeding rates, but the action plan for complementary feeding receives less attention and resourcing. A thorough analysis of the current infant feeding situation is required to assist with policy and targeted programmes associated with complementary feeding.

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