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Complementary Indicators: Report of an informal meeting to review and develop indicators for complementary feeding

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NOTE: Indicators have subsequently been updated see: INDICATORS: Indicators for assessing IYCF practices. Conclusions of a concensus meeting held 6-8 Nov 2007, Washington. This document presents 8 core and 7 optimal indicators for assessing feeding practices in children 0-<24 months of age. It includes an update of indicators presented in the WHO/UNICEF document Indicators for assessing breastfeeding practices (1991), as well as important new indicators for assessing feeding practices in children 6-<24 months of age. It reflects the conclusions of a consensus meeting hosted by WHO in Washington in November 2007. The indicators will be finalized in 2008.

An informal meeting—convened by WHO’s Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, and the Regional Office for the Americas—was held 3–5 December 2002 at PAHO headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting objectives were to:

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WHO (2002). Complementary Indicators: Report of an informal meeting to review and develop indicators for complementary feeding. www.ennonline.net/compfeedingindicators