Infant and Young Child Feeding Indicators in Children <2 Yrs of Age in a Tertiary Care Centre


Affiliations

  • MotiLal Nehru Medical College, Department of Pediatrics, Allahabad, India
  • Shri Ramesh Child Care Centre, Allahabad, India

Abstract

Adequate infant and young child feeding practices in children <2years is the most important determinant of under-five mortality and morbidity. According to World Health Organization1 (WHO) under nutrition is associated with 47 % of child deaths and about 800,000 lives can be saved if optimal feeding practices are followed world wide1. Study done by Kushwaha et al showed significant improvement in IYCF practices after counseling of mothers by mother support groups in Lalitpur.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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