Professor in Nursing, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences (MTPG & RIHS), Puducherry, India
*Corresponding Author: Manjubala Dash, Professor in Nursing, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences (MTPG & RIHS), Puducherry, India.
Received: July 23, 2018; Published: August 10, 2018
Citation: Manjubala Dash. “Infant and Young Child Feeding Practice: Health Outcome of the Children”. Acta Scientific Pediatrics 1.2 (2018).
Healthy food and adequate nutrition is the Right of every child. Malnutrition is the leading cause of Childhood morbidity and mortality every year. Not only this, malnutrition further causes physical and mental disable among children in early year of life. It causes irreversible physical and cognitive damage among below 2 years children due to poor food practices. The consequences of under nutrition affect them during their adolescent and adult life and continue to the next generation.
As per the World Bank report India has highest prevalence of Malnutrition. India stands in 20th place amongst the leading countries for hunger situation reports by Global Hunger Index 2015. Every night one out of every two children goes to bed on an empty stomach. Malnutrition is one of the factors which suppress the growth of India. It is prevalent in rural and tribal areas and became a silent killer, silent emergency, invisible enemy for the people who cannot access to adequate food. The main reason for under-nutrition are faulty feeding technique, inadequate knowledge on Infant and Young child Nutrition practices etc.
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