Browsing Technical documents by Subject "Infant Nutrition Therapy Disorders"
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Development of a global strategy on infant and young child feeding : report on a WHO/UNICEF consultation for the WHO European Region, Budapest, Hungary 28 May-1 June 2001 compiled and written by Dr Joceline Pomerleau (EUR/01/5018050, 2001)Malnutrition is responsible, directly or indirectly, for half of the 10.5 million deaths each year among children under five years of age. Two-thirds of these deaths occur during the first year of life, and are closely associated with poor breastfeeding and poor complementary feeding practices. Only a minority of infants worldwide are exclusively breastfed during the first months of life, and complementary feeding is often unsafe, inappropriate and inadequate. Malnourished children who survive suffer increased morbidity, impaired development and ...