Decline in deaths from choking on food in infancy: an association with change in feeding practice?

Roper, H. P.; David, T. J.
January 1987
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jan1987, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The author comments on the association between food choking deaths and change in the feeding practice. The author reviews data in literature about choking as the leading cause of accidental deaths in infants. An explanation to the role of a change in feeding practice in the marked decline in the number of young babies choking to death on food is discussed. The author suggests that avoidance of food choking is a further argument in favor of delaying the introduction of solid food to babies.


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