Savoring Sweet: Carbohydrates in Infant, Toddler, and Child Nutrition

Publish Date: November 2018
Author(s): Robert Murray, MD

Abstract:

Nutrition supports the remarkable rate of growth of infants and toddlers: weight gain, linear growth, and continued development and refinement of organs and physiological systems. Dr Murray reviews the benefits and organoleptics of human milk, in part due to carbohydrates, that contribute to infant feeding and growth.

Importantly, between 6 and 24 months of age, the infant/toddler will evolve a stable set of food preferences and eating habits. Complementary feeding (CF) should repeatedly offer the infant/toddler every flavor, taste, and texture of nutrient-rich foods in each of the five food groups. Dr. Murray reviews areas for improvement in parent/caregiver CF food selection, with appreciation for added sugar content and diet quality.

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ROBERT MURRAY, MD

The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio, USA
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