Volume : 8, Issue : 6, JUN 2022

BIOMECHANICS OF COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING- A REVIEW ARTICLE

*RUSHITA SHAH, ANUP PANDA, MIRA VIRDA, DEEPIKA CHARI, BINNY PARMAR, JAY PANCHAL

Abstract

An appropriate diet is critical in the growth and development of children. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for infant and children up to the age of six months; timely initiation of feeding solid, semisolid foods from six months onwards. The transition from infant to mature swallowing proceeded after 6 months, aided by the maturation of neuromuscular elements. There is also a debate about the risk of early introduction of complementary food to the development of dental caries. In this article, we will summarize how the body adapts changes related to accepting non-milk products for the very first time as complementary food.

Keywords

COMPLEMENTARY FOOD, WEANING, SWALLOWING, INFANT NUTRITION.

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