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Critical Family-Level Behaviour and Child Nutrition: A Study of Family Behavioural Determinants of Undernutrition among children of 0-6 years in West Bengal

Publisher: Knowledge Community on Children in India

Despite steady economic growth and the existence of large-scale government schemes such as Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), the nutritional status of children in India remains troublesome. It is widely acknowledged that nutritional outcomes are affected by a wide variety of factors, ranging from the socio-political climate to household-level behaviour. This report focuses on critical family-level behaviours that lead to under nutrition in children aged six and below; namely, those revolving around breastfeeding, complementary feeding, maternal and child care practices.

Author(s): Malavika Vyawahare, Kakul Joshi, Julianna Hyjek, Gogi Grewal | Views(405)

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