Introduction of solid foods to African American and Anglo American low-birth-weight and full-term infants.

A. S. Hill, S. Bishop, M. H. Malloy

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Abstract

A secondary data analysis of 7,174 infants explores the use of cereal, fruits and vegetables, and meats with African-American and Anglo-American very-low-birth-weight (VLBW), low-birth-weight (LBW) and term infants over the first five months after discharge. The first solid foods offered were cereal for African-American infants and fruits and vegetables for Anglo infants. There are statistically significant differences in the number of feedings offered by the two ethnic groups. During the last two-to-three months, African-American term and LBW infants received all solid foods more frequently than Anglo infants. Neither ethnic group followed current feeding practice recommendations on when to introduce solid food.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-114
Number of pages5
JournalThe ABNF journal : official journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc
Volume6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1995

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