What is the relationship between complementary feeding and developmental milestones, including neurocognitive development?
Approach to Answering the Question
Existing NESR Systematic Review
Birth to 24 Months Subcommittee
Existing Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review will be conducted. For this question, the existing NESR systematic reviews were conducted during the Pregnancy and Birth to 24 Months Project, and captured evidence published from January 1980 to July 2016. The Complementary Feeding Technical Expert Collaborative conducted the systematic reviews in collaboration with staff from USDA’s Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR). Complete documentation of the existing systematic reviews and the related publication in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is available on the NESR website:
Draft Conclusion Statement
The draft conclusion statements listed below describe the state of the science related to the specific question examined. Draft conclusions are not considered final until they have been deliberated with and decided upon by the full Committee and published in the Committee’s final advisory report. Individual conclusion statements should not be interpreted as dietary guidance or the Committee’s overarching advice to the Departments.
Timing of Introduction of Complementary Foods or Beverages
There was insufficient evidence to draw a conclusion about the relationships between timing of introduction of complementary foods and beverages and developmental milestones. Grade: Grade Not Assignable
Types and Amounts of Complementary Foods or Beverages
There was insufficient evidence to draw a conclusion about the relationships between types and amounts of complementary foods and beverages consumed and developmental milestones. Grade: Grade Not Assignable