Chinese Journal of Medical History / Zhong Hua Yi Shi Za Zhi

[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 04]

Abstract : Dietary diversification is considered the critical transitional stage in the life of an infant. Incorrect implementation with a lack of quantitative and qualitative balance can lead to more or less serious nutritional disorders induced by excess or deficiency. The objectives of this work are the evaluation of the weaning age and the age to initiate the dietary diversification of Moroccan infants, as well as to analyze certain nutritional practices and behaviors in the Moroccan infant population. We first carried out a bibliographic search by consulting PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus and Google Scholar databases on all the work carried out in Morocco, specifying the search between the period 2005 and 2020. Then, we carried out our review of the following variables: The prevalence of breastfeeding at six months, the age of weaning, the onset of dietary diversification at six months and the prevalence of advice from health professionals provided to Moroccan mothers. Dietary diversification in Morocco is situated between the nutritional beliefs of mothers and an anarchy of infant feeding concepts. Dietary diversification is a crucial step in infant feeding which requires repairs and Moroccan updates to ensure good full-weight development and avoid infant nutritional disorders.