CHILDHOOD KILLER DISEASES – PNEUMONIA13/09/2017
HEALTHY EATING FROM THE START – TIPS FOR PARENTS14/09/2017
Infant feeding especially, in the first 1000 days of a child is very essential!!
Our instincts as moms to nourish, nurture and protect our children from the moment we become aware of their existence actually has a scientific basis.
The first 1,000 days of a child’s life—from pregnancy (270 days) through a child’s 2nd birthday (365 days x 2) serves as a critical window of time that sets the stage for a person’s intellectual development and lifelong health.
It is a period of enormous potential, but also of enormous vulnerability.
Ensuring every child has the right start to life during these precious 1,000 days begins first and foremost with nutrition. The nutrition that children get from the food they eat early in life is a critical building block for the growth of their bodies, the development of their brains, and good immune systems.
Quite simply, there is no other period of a person’s life when nutrition has as profound an impact as in the 1,000 days from a woman’s pregnancy until her child’s 2nd birthday.
Poor nutrition or malnutrition, which can be under-nutrition (hunger) or over-nutrition (obesity) early in life can have long-lasting negative consequence on the child some of which may be irreversible. This is the reason why ensuring good nutrition for the first 1000 days of life is a worthy investment in the well-being of a child.
What does good nutrition in the first 1000 days entails?