Complementary Feeding

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"Complementary Feeding in Infancy"

Here you find an overview of the module on "Complementary Feeding in Infancy", its structure and units, learning aims and information on how to get your CME credits.



This module addresses timely and appropriate complementary feeding practices for infants and young children and their importance for healthy growth and development. Current, international recommendations for the timing of introduction of complementary foods are provided along with the current scientific recommendations addressing the health effects of both early and late introduction of complementary foods. Detailed recommendations on the food types, amounts and frequency of meals to provide to infants and young children is discussed along with practical examples of complementary foods to provide in different regions of the world. The biological and developmental aspects during the complementary feeding period are explained which help to deepen understanding as to why complementary feeding is so important. This module focuses especially on the nutrition needs of normal healthy infants while also addressing special nutrition needs of infants during illness and some specific issues associated with complementary feeding in developing countries.



Structure, Content and Learning Aims of this Module

The module "Complementary Feeding in Infancy" contains four separate units which can be worked through in your preferred order. For each unit, you will have the opportunity to request CME credits upon successful completion of a multiple choice test at the end.

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Targeted to international healthcare professionals and researchers


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How to best follow this module 

For your own coordination and scheduling: To go through this entire module which contains four units, you will need about 550 minutes (around 100-180 minutes for each unit). Downloading further literature or using our integrated links will take additional time.

Every unit consists of a self-assessment test at the beginning, different lessons and a CME test at the end. During the course of the module, the learner will benefit from a number of learning tools, including self-assessment tests, graphics, expert videos, a discussion forum and an online case-based training.

To make better use of the teaching material and consequently a better learning experience overall, we suggest that the learner first should go through the units, follow by the case-based training and only after that she or he should attempt the CME tests.


CME Certificate of Completion

Please Note: Starting from 1st September 2021, The Early Nutrition eAcademy is offering e-learning modules and CME Certificates of Completion free of charge to health care professionals worldwide.

The CME test will only be available once all elements in each unit are marked complete. To receive your CME Certificate of Completion, you have to successfully pass the CME multiple-choice test.

European CME Accreditation:

This module has been accredited by the UEMS with 8 credits.

German Accreditation:

This module has been accredited by the German Medical Association with 12 credits.

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Complete all unit elements 


Pass CME Test


Credits by the EACCME


Information about CME Accreditation

European Accreditation:

This unit has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited. Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

US American Accreditation:

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Instructions for converting EACCME Credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits are available here.

German Accreditation:

This unit has been accredited by the German Medical Association.


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