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- DocumentBMC Public Health, 2011Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutrient deficiency in the world, particularly during pregnancy. According to the literature, anaemia, particularly severe anaemia, is associated with increased risk of maternal mortality. It also puts mothers at risk of multiple perinatal complications.Document
Effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on breastfeeding rates, with special focus on developing countriesBMC Public Health, 2011Given the recognised benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the mother and infants, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life. However, the prevalence of EBF is low globally in many of the developing and developed countries around the world.Document
Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic reviewBMC Public Health, 2013About one third of deaths in children less than 5 years of age are due to underlying undernutrition.Document
Vitamin A supplements for preventing mortality, illness, and blindness in children aged under 5: systematic review and meta-analysisBritish Medical Journal, 2011Vitamin A refers to a subclass of retinoic acids long understood to help regulate immune function and to reduce morbidity of infectious diseases. Vitamin A is required for normal functioning of the visual system, maintenance of cell function for growth, epithelial integrity, production of red blood cells, immunity, and reproduction.DocumentThe Lancet, 2011Early and exclusive breastfeeding is widely regarded as an important intervention that reduces neonatal, infant, and child mortality, and remains a basis for child survival strategies. Breastfeeding is also associated with improved maternal recovery post-partum and reduced incidence of diabetes and cancers.DocumentIndian Pediatrics, 2012Although estimates vary, it is recognised that more than 20 million infants worldwide, representing 16% of all births in developing countries, are born with low birth weight (LBW). The vast majority, over 95%, of these births are in developing countries.Document
Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on pregnancy and infant outcomes: a systematic reviewPaediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2012Supplementation with multiple micronutrients (MM) during pregnancy may result in improved pregnancy and infant outcomes. The study conducted meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials that evaluated the effects of prenatal supplementation with MM (defined as containing at least five micronutrients and typically included iron or iron and folic acid).Document
International success stories in reducing undernutrition: strategic choices, policy actions and lessonsPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011The overall burden of stunting in developing countries is estimated to have reduced from 40 per cent to 29 per cent. Reductions in undernutrition have not always demonstrated a direct relationship with economic development and progress of various countries indicates that there is no one solution to improving nutrition.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011The status of child undernutrition in India continues as an area of concern. Persistent high levels of undernutrition among women and children and its sluggish decline reflects the dichotomy in India’s growth story.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011Appropriate Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices are critical to improving nutrition, child survival and development. Major killers of infants in India include neonatal infections, diarrhoea and pneumonia.