Braga Lima, Daniela; Maria Santana da Silva, Margarida; Aparecida de Almeida Paula, Hudsara; de Cássia Lanes Ribeiro, Rita; de Cássia Gonçalves Alfenas, Rita
July 2012
Revista de Atencao Primaria a Saude;jul-set2012, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p336
Academic Journal
Feeding from birth up to two years of age carries repercussions throughout a person's lifetime. Accordingly, this paper aimed at doing an up-to-date review on infant feeding covering: the right to health and nutrition; the importance of nutrition and feeding while growing and developing; breastfeeding; complementary feeding; and Seeding during the second year of life. The purpose was to contribute to and guide the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of government programs to promote health for this age group. It is believed that the goal of appropriate feeding of children under two years old must be an essential element of the overall strategy to ensure a population's, nourishment. Although it's the health professional's job Cc promote this action and the mother's to carry it out, its final success also depends mainly on defining appropriate public policy, as well as on society's participation.


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