Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Guiding principles for complementary feeding of the breastfed child


Publication details

Number of pages: 37
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English, French, Spanish



These guidelines can be used as the basis for developing recommendations on complementary feeding for breastfed children 6-23 months of age. The guiding principles not only set standards for practical dietary guidelines, they also discuss when, where and how young children should be fed. The guidelines are a result of several consultations and documents on complementary feeding, and represent state-of-the art knowledge on complementary feeding.