INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING.
Adequate nutrition during infancy and early childhood is essential to ensure the growth, health, and development of children to their full potential. Poor nutrition increases the risk of illness, and is responsible, directly or indirectly, for one third of the estimated deaths that occur in children less than 5 years of age .
Inappropriate nutrition can also lead to childhood obesity which is an increasing public health problem in many countries. Majorly weaning and complementary feeding diets should focus on FATVAH, (Frequency, Amount, Thickness, Variety, Active/responsive feeding and Hygiene).
We advise exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months unless restriction is on medical grounds
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If your child has loss of appetite, condition/disease book an appointment for zoom consultation or live session.