October 2014, Brunei: IBFAN Asia launches “Best Feeding
– Wholesome Baby Food Recipes from Asian homes to
complement breastfeeding” book in Brunei at the 10th
One Asia Breastfeeding Partners Forum
book was released by Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri
Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna benti Al-Marhum Sultan
Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien
Today, nutrition of infants and young child is an increasingly
important concern not just of parents, but of health professionals
and governments. . In the recent times there is an increased
dependence on the market for providing foods for children
.Parents’ decisions on how to feed their child are often
influenced by aggressive advertising by the infant food industry.
But as a society we are less aware of the growing evidence
that industrially processed foods are linked to obesity and
diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes
and cancers. The time has come to challenge the new paradigm
created by the market to replace the foods and food habits
of our populations.
Best Feeding – Wholesome Baby Food Recipes from Asian
homes to complement breastfeeding by IBFAN ASIA serves as
the perfect beginning for creating a paradigm shift in achieving
optimal infant and young child feeding practices. It brings
back joy, fun and excitement in feeding the child.
A book that explains the nutritional needs of infants and
young children, and how these can be met in easy and simple
ways, using healthy foods that are locally grown or available.
The book has over 100 recipes created by families in Asian
homes and screened by health and nutrition professionals include
not just freshly cooked foods, but also dry mixes that can
be stored and tempting easily made foods for the malnourished