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What is the relationship between complementary feeding and growth, size, and body composition?

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 captures 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:

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Draft Conclusion
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