Diet diversity, growth and adiposity in healthy breastfed infants fed homemade complementary foods

Mok et al, International Journal of Obesity advance online publicatiobaby-and-stethoscopen, March 2017

Background/Objectives:

Infant complementary feeding is important for establishing food preferences. Few studies exist on the effects of infant complementary feeding choices (food preparation methods) on dietary intake, growth or adiposity. We examined whether provision of homemade complementary food is associated with the development of dietary diversity, nutrient intakes and quality of infant growth.

Conclusions:

Provision of homemade complementary food is associated with increased dietary diversity during the first year of life and reduced adiposity.