Global Child Nutrition Month on April, 2023: Weaning before six months 'may help breastfed babies'?
April, 2023 is Global Child Nutrition Month 2023.
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Hi I also saw this earlier and feel that mothers out there will be so confused. I have a very happy and healthy 8 month girl. My husband & I took the decision to starts introducing solids at 17 weeks. We spoke to our health visitor and she agreed. The main decision was because she was exclusivley breastfed and would not take formula but not gaining weight and very restless at night. She also displayed a big interest in us eating. I think instinct played a massive part in our decision too. So many people feel pressured into doing what they are told or following this and that guidelins. Well I know times change but isnt it annoying when in 8 years people just appear to change their minds all over again. I truly believe that a mother and father will know what is best for their baby. Nutrition is key to getting a healthy baby. Also its so much fun to watch your baby experience new tastes and textures. Enjoying precious time with your baby whilst they are a baby is the most amazing experience we have.
Do you waste food ?? a least 500gms/day ? Ohhh..in a year 182.5kg...in a life span of 50yrs. 9125kg.. ?
I try not to waste food - as any food that is unused goes into the compost or to the birds, so in effect it is not entirely wasted as it is put back into the earth - nutrition. And the only way to stop global famine is to ask God what we as individuals need to do to help, such as sponsoring a child through 'Compassion' they are given food and clothing medical help teaching and education that will change their lives and those around them, very worthwhile I recommend sponsoring a child, for as little as £18 per month you can change many lives and the future of whole communities. We as individuals do what we can where we are and that in the whole picture can make a huge difference. Hope you give it a try.
Outline for Food crisis in the Philippines in modern outline form (Tagalog)?
I cannot speak tagalog but your question needs far more clarification, even in english i do not understand what you want.
MANILA, 16 July 2008 (IRIN) - Rising prices of basic food commodities have forced the Philippine government to scale down efforts to address malnutrition among children, putting the under sixes at nutritional risk.
The government has already opted to limit the coverage of its Food for School Programme from the top 40 food-poorest provinces to the top 20. President Arroyo, during a National Anti-Poverty Commission in March 2008, issued this directive as the country grappled with the tightening rice supply.
The Food for School programmes have also been scaled down and no longer cover all children in grades one to six, but only the first three levels. The programme involves the distribution of one kilogram per day of iron-fortified rice in public schools for four months that children and their families can consume; it leads to improved school attendance.
In a paper presented at a policy workshop to address hunger mitigation in June 2008, Maria Bernadita-Flores, executive director of the National Nutrition Council, acknowledged: “The rice price and supply crisis, coupled with the run-away prices of fuel in both global and local markets, present a clear and present danger of more Filipinos being hungry and in the long run, more undernourished.”
She stressed the immediate need to implement intervention programmes “to mitigate this danger”.
At high risk of under-nutrition are children under six, and the food insecurity caused by rising rice prices has magnified this concern, according to health authorities.
“Children five-years and below are most vulnerable to malnutrition,” Cora Cerdena, supervising senior specialist at the Nutrition Centre of the Philippines, told IRIN. “That is why it is important to implement the programmes geared towards this age-group.”
Prior to the food crisis, data showed the government was making headway in reducing malnutrition among infants and children up to five years old, as well as those aged 6-10.