The Nutritionist

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Topic(s): Nutrition & Disease Management Low Birth Weight Malnutrition
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Breastfeeding is an intimate activity for both mother and child. The transition from exclusive breastfeeding to introduction of supplementary foods should be smooth and gradual. Infant and Young Child Feeding guidelines provide minute technical aspects on practicing breastfeeding and the introduction of supplementary foods. During infancy there is a great demand for nutrients due to rapid growth and development, IYCF gives an insight of selection, preparation, consistency, frequency, and feeding of complementary foods to meet these demands.