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Title: Current weaning practices in a group of Maltese parents
Authors: Mizzi, Joseph
Zammit, Valerie
Keywords: Children -- Malta
Infants -- Nutrition --Malta -- Miscellanea
Infants -- Weaning -- Malta -- Miscellanea
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Mizzi, J. & Zammit, V. (2012). Current weaning practices in a group of Maltese parents. The Synapse, (3), 6-8
Abstract: Background: Certain weaning practices are known to increase the risk of problems such as allergies, fussy eaters and childhood obesity. Aim:To assess the variations in weaning practices, including the time of introduction of food and of lumpy/finger foods in a group of Maltese parents. Methods: Email questionnaire-based survey of the weaning practices of 300 parents. Results: There were 130 respondents. One-third of infants were exclusively breast fed. Two-thirds of parents started weaning between 4 and 6 months. Lumpy foods were introduced after eight months in 74% of cases. Conclusions Significant deviations from the recommended weaning advice were identified which potentially increases the risk of problems in these children.
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The Synapse, Issue 3

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