Nutrition Problems during the Weaning Period — The Utilization of Local Foods

  • J. B. Fashakin
Part of the Nutrition and Food Science book series (NFS, volume 3)


As we all know, the problems of nutrition during the weaning period are complex and sometimes misunderstood. Moreover there seems to be no real agreement over the true definition of weaning. However, in this paper, weaning period is presumed to mean the transitional period following lactation and the full dependence of the child on non-milk products. During this period the child is exposed to various food commodities which depend on the resources within the locality under consideration.


Corn Flour Experimental Diet Basal Diet Protein Efficiency Ratio Dietary Sample 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Fashakin
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  1. 1.Dept. of Food Science & TechnologyUniv. of IfeIle-IfeNigeria

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