Baby’s nourishment in the first two years of life: dentist’s role as a health promoter agent

Fabiana Bucholdz Teixeira Alves, Ana Cláudia Chibinski, Jenny Abanto, Daniela Prócida Raggio

Abstract


Health professionals have an important role in assisting parents or guardians about children nutrition and the development of proper habits to achieve and maintain good health. The objective of this study was to provide relevant information about proper eating habits for children aging 0 to 2 years old. This paper, aiming pediatric dentists but interesting for all health professionals, sequences the most appropriate moment for introducing foods on the child’s diet, from exclusive breastfeeding to the introduction of all food groups, by the age of two. These informations should be able to help dentists in contributing for the adoption of proper eating habits in order to children achieve normal development of stomatognathic system as well as maintain systemic health.

Keywords


Infant nutrition; Oral health; Supplementary feeding; Weaning; Breastfeeding



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.14896

Licença Creative Commons

e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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