The Committee on Nutrition continues to monitor and review nutritional issues concerning the use of whole cow's milk (WCM) in the diets of infants. The goal of those concerned with infant nutrition is the provision of an optimal diet. The recommendations in this statement replace those provided in the 1983 statement, "The Use of Whole Cow's Milk in Infancy."1 The 1983 statement focused primarily on the issue of iron nutriture in infancy.

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