and Foods to Avoid in Babies

The term Malnutrition is used to refer to any condition in which the body does not receive enough nutrients for proper function. Malnutrition may range from mild to severe and life-threatening.

Malnutrition in children remains a significant global problem, especially in developing countries. Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; undernutrition puts
children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery.

Malnutrition in Babies:

Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can lead to stunted growth, which is associated with impaired cognitive ability and reduced school and work performance. Babies who do not receive an adequate amount of milk develop an acute deficiency of Calcium which can lead to impaired bone growth, dental problems, muscle problems, alterations in the brain, depression and even osteoporosis. Deficiencies of Proteins, Nutrients and Minerals cause serious health risks and diseases in babies and children.