Update on weaning and on-demand complementary feeding
Raffaella Panza, MD, PhD (foto)1, Maria Elisabetta Baldassarre, MD2
1Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, Section of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, “Aldo Moro” University of Bari
2Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine - Section of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, “Aldo Moro” University of Bari
Weaning is a time of great change in the routines of parents and children. Pediatricians and healthcare professionals should support caregivers through this delicate process. “Responsive feeding” should be encouraged, while alternative weaning methods should not be allowed as a parent’s selfdetermination.