Dietary guidelines for children under 2 years of age in the context of nurturing careDietary guidelines provide advice on what to eat but often do not take into account “how” to eat. Responsive feeding is a key dimension of responsive parenting, involving reciprocity between the child and caregiver during the feeding process and is characterized by caregiver guidance and recognition of the child's cues of hunger and satiety. Evidence indicates that providing responsive feeding guidance to mothers on how to recognize and respond appropriately to children's hunger and satiety cues can lead to improved feeding practices and weight status and developmental outcomes among infants and young children. Providing nurturing care to children has indeed been identified as a global priority but the feeding dimension remains untapped, in part, as a result of a lack of clear responsive feeding guidelines during the first 1,000 days of life.
Organization: Wiley Online Library
Authors: Rafael Pérez‐Escamilla, Sofia Segura‐Pérez, Victoria Hall Moran
Web link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/mcn.12855