Navigation Links
Baby-led weaning is feasible but could cause nutritional problems for minority of infants
Date:1/12/2011

Most babies can reach out for and eat finger food by six to eight months, according to a study in the January issue of Maternal and Child Nutrition.

However baby-led weaning - which advocates babies feeding themselves solid foods, rather than being spoon fed purees - could lead to nutritional problems for the small number of children who develop later than average.

That is why UK researchers - led by child health specialist Professor Charlotte M Wright from the University of Glasgow, Scotland - recommend combining self-feeding with solid finger food with traditional spoon feeding.

The research team used data from the Gateshead Millennium Study in north-east England, which provided information on when 602 children first reached out for food and other developments such as walking unaided and meaningful speech. Food diaries provided further information on 447 children, documenting the first five occasions they reached out for food.

By six months, 56 per cent of the babies were reaching out for food and 40 per cent were eating it these figures had risen to 94 per cent and 90 per cent at eight months. After one year, only one baby covered by the study was not eating finger food.

"We also found clear parallels between the age at which babies reached out for food, walked unaided and spoke meaningful words" says Professor Wright from the University's Paediatric, Epidemiology and Community Health Unit.

"However, this does not suggest that providing babies with finger food at an early stage influences the speed at which they reach other key development milestones. It merely demonstrates that some babies develop a range of new skills earlier, or later, than others."

"There has always been a lot of debate about when babies should be weaned onto solids and the World Health Organization currently suggests six months" says Professor Wright. "The debate has now moved on to how babies should be weaned and, whi
'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Whibley
wizard.media@virgin.net
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay
2. Pandemic flu strain could point way to universal vaccine
3. Link between signaling molecules could point way to therapies for epilepsy, stroke, other diseases
4. Infant Organ Donors Could Help Meet Transplant Needs: Study
5. Thermostatic mixer valves could significantly reduce the risk of scalding in children, study finds
6. Biological joints could replace artificial joints soon
7. Scientists Aim for Test That Could Spot Single Cancer Cell in Blood
8. Maybe Scrooge Couldnt Help Being Hard-Hearted
9. Could Santas Lack of Sleep on Christmas Eve Harm His Health?
10. Genetic trait could triple odds of whites susceptibility to heavy cocaine abuse
11. Kidney Disease Could Be More Deadly for Kids With Lupus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 Background: , ... Recovery (CCAR). He is a pioneer in the field of ... in Connecticut's state treatment system and when he retired, he ... him while in public service. , 1. ... critical decisions concerning them? , 2. Can the recovery ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Homeowners that are wondering how they can tell ... more. Clean Crawls gives 5 signs of poor ... it comes to insulation in their recently released article. ... Clean Crawls, can cause problems throughout your entire home. ... deteriorated, become damp, or been infested with pests should ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, ... common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the ... In fact, being a carrier of certain antibodies to ... researchers found. "The identification of a treatable cause ... breakthrough," said lead researcher Dr. Hugo Lovheim, an associate professor ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, ... are developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one ... getting screened. But a new study suggests that, at ... who found out their genes doubled their risk of colon ... to get screened. "It didn,t make any difference, not ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Medical Solutions , the ... to announce that our co-founder and CFO, Scott ... Staffing 100 for 2014. Anderson was also named ... people in the staffing industry,” in 2013.     , ... healthcare staffing company in the U.S., was named ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CCAR Accepting Nominations for the Bob Savage Recovery Advocate of the Year Award 2Health News:5 Signs Indicating That Insulation Needs Replacing as Told By Clean Crawls in Recent Article 2Health News:Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior 2Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 2Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 3
... cancer patients with specific changes in the cancer genome ... after standard treatment compared to patients without these changes, ... 13 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics . ... steps in the progression of the disease towards an ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: VIVK) is the keynote presenting company ... International, Inc. ( www.regeneca.com ). The celebration ... of Regeneca International from across the United States. It ... in Newport Beach, California. Vivakor,s Chairman, Matt Nicosia ...
... Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (the "REIT"), a ... of a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the "Agreement") to ... Carolina for approximately $16,250,000. The closing of the acquisition ... approximate 108,500 SF Mary Black Medical Office Building is ...
... Bioniche Pharma, a leading developer and manufacturer of ... (clonidine hydrochloride injection) and Methadone Hydrochloride Injection USP ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080702/AQW070LOGO ) , "Bioniche Pharma is very ... injectable drugs," said Steve Thornton, Bioniche Pharma CEO. ...
... mice, pentamidine combats genetic defects that lead to myotonic dystrophy ... a drug used to treat pneumonia might serve as an ... tested the drug pentamidine in mice and found that it ... myotonic dystrophy, one of nine types of muscular dystrophy. The ...
... ... to educate people about ,bipolar disorder , , ... Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) November 11, 2009 -- As part of a panel ... firsthand by this disease. Debi was joined in New York by people living with ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vivakor Presents at Nutraceutical Event 2Health News:Vivakor Presents at Nutraceutical Event 3Health News:Vivakor Presents at Nutraceutical Event 4Health News:Vivakor Presents at Nutraceutical Event 5Health News:Vivakor Presents at Nutraceutical Event 6Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Executes Agreement to Acquire a 108,500 SF Medical Office Building Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina 2Health News:Bioniche Pharma Acquires Duraclon(R) (clonidine hydrochloride injection) and Methadone Hydrochloride Injection USP 2Health News:Actress Debi Mazar Talks About her Family's Experience with Bipolar Depression 2Health News:Actress Debi Mazar Talks About her Family's Experience with Bipolar Depression 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... RPh, of Vernak Farms Pharmacy in Skaneateles, ... Roentsch Scholarship by the Professional Compounding Centers of America ... during PCCA,s International Seminar, held October 8-10, ... pharmacist and PCCA member who embodies the innovative and ... pharmacist in the compounding community. George ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Calif. , Oct. 22, 2014  Paper ... products, has developed APLS ® Body Guard ... minimizes the spread of bacteria and virus while ... APLS Body Guard Bio features a rugged, external ... edges that create a leak-proof inner chamber that ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014  CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: ... tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, ... President and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to ... Steven G. Anderson , Executive Chairman ... has proven to be an excellent leader who is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PCCA Awards Charlene Vernak, RPh, the George Roentsch Scholarship 2New, State-Of-The-Art Body Bag Minimizes The Spread Of Bacteria And Virus 2Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 2Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 3
... CCR Medical's Articulating Tip Laryngoscopes ... in the Industry. The articulating ... by providing an improved view ... and Fiber Optic styles. We ...
German Style MacIntosh Fiber Optic Blade Laryngoscopes...
CCR Medical fiberoptic green system laryngoscope handles., ,OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, AND PRICING MAKE OUR FIBEROPTIC SELECTION MOST ECONOMICAL....
CCR Medical fiberoptic green system laryngoscope handles., ,OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, AND PRICING MAKE OUR FIBEROPTIC SELECTION MOST ECONOMICAL....
Medicine Products: