Pregnancy, breastfeeding and infant feeding


Guiding principles for feeding non-breastfed children 6-24 months age

There are a number of infants who will not enjoy the benefits of breastfeeding. They include children born to HIV-positive mothers, who choose not to breastfeed, and children whose mothers have died. This publication lists nine guiding principles to address the nutritional needs of children who are not breastfed after six months of age. It gives the scientific rationale for each principle, with examples of diets from different parts of the world that can meet energy and nutrient needs of infants and young children after six months of age who are not breastfed. Annexes include information on developing locally appropriate feeding recommendations based on the principles, and on key issues around early breastfeeding cessation for infants and young children of HIV-positive mothers.

This guide can be accessed here