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Ital J Pediatr. 2015 Apr 28;41:36. doi: 10.1186/s13052-015-0143-5.

Recommendations on complementary feeding for healthy, full-term infants.

Author information

1
Department of Paediatrics, Ospedale Maggiore, Azienda USL, Bologna, Italy. patrizia.alvisi@ausl.bologna.it.
2
Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Ospedale di Imola, Azienda USL, Imola, Italy. s.brusa@ausl.imola.bologna.it.
3
Outpatient Paediatrician, Azienda USL, Bologna, Italy. stefano.alboresi@ausl.bologna.it.
4
Department of Paediatrics, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Azienda USL-IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy. sergio.amarri@asmn.re.it.
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Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Ospedale di Imola, Azienda USL, Imola, Italy. p.bottau@libero.it.
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Coordinator European Allergology Center - European Diagnostic Center Dalla Rosa Prati, Parma, Italy. giovanni.cavagni@gmail.com.
7
Department of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition, Ospedale Maggiore-Bellaria, Azienda USL, Bologna, Italy. b.corradini@ausl.bologna.it.
8
Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Ospedale di Imola, Azienda USL, Imola, Italy. lindalnd@libero.it.
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Paediatrician, Ospedale privato Accreditato S. Francesco, Ravenna, Italy. leonardo.loroni@gmail.com.
10
Freelance paediatrician, Cesena, FC, Italy. miris.marani@gmail.com.
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Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Ospedale di Imola, Azienda USL, Imola, Italy. ireneosti@libero.it.
12
Clinica Pediatrica, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy. carlotta.povesi@gmail.com.
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Clinica Pediatrica, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy. carlo.caffarelli@unipr.it.
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Department of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition, Ospedale Maggiore-Bellaria, Azienda USL, Bologna, Italy. luca.valeriani@ausl.bologna.it.
15
Department of Clinical and Community Sciences, University of Milano, IRCCS Fondazione Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy. agostoc2@gmail.com.

Abstract

Weaning (or introduction of complementary feeding) is a special and important moment in the growth of a child, both for the family and the infant itself, and it can play a major role in the child's future health. Throughout the years, various weaning modes have come in succession, the latest being baby-led weaning; the timing for introducing foods and the requirements of which sort of nutrient for weaning have also changed over time. Furthermore, the role played by nutrition, especially in the early stages of life, for the onset of later non-communicable disorders, such as diabetes, obesity or coeliac disease has also been increasingly highlighted.Members of Italian Society of Gastroenterology, Hepathology and Pediatric Nutrition (SIGENP) and the Italian Society of Allergology and Pediatric Immunology (SIAIP) Emilia Romagna here propose a practical approach for pediatricians to deal with daily practice. The four main areas for discussion were weaning in relation with the onset of allergic diseases, coeliac disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, the nutrition requirements to take into account for assessing the diet of infants under one year of age and about the practice of baby-led weaning focusing on limits and benefits, respectively.

PMID:
25928205
PMCID:
PMC4464122
DOI:
10.1186/s13052-015-0143-5
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