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National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Publisher: Ministry of Women and Child Development

Malnutrition in children is more an interplay of female illiteracy, ignorance about nutritional needs of infants and young children and poor access to health care. Appropriate feeding is crucial for the healthy growth and development of an infant. The link between malnutrition and infant feeding has been well established. Recent scientific evidence reveals that malnutrition has been responsible, directly or indirectly, for 60% of all deaths among children under five years annually. Over two-third of these deaths are often associated with inappropriate feeding practices and occur during the first year of life.

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