Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Special supplement of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin based on a WHO expert consultation on complementary feeding

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 144
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English
ISBN: ISSN 0379-5721



This Special Supplement contains the background papers that were developed for the Expert Consultation on Complementary Feeding, convened by WHO in 2001. The papers examined a range of topics including energy and nutrient requirements of young children, caregiver behaviours influencing young child feeding, macro-level approaches and household food technologies to improve availability of complementary foods, and lessons learnt for scaling-up programs. As one of the outcomes of the Expert Consultation, PAHO/WHO published the Guiding Principles for Complementary Feeding of the Breastfed Child.