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Women pledge that they will feed their newborn with their first thick milk (colostrum), and for the first six months they will only breast feed their baby, and that when their baby enters the seventh month, along with her breastmilk, she'll include healthy home cooked food in the diet.
The purpose of this video is to encourage the community to take action to prevent malnutrition. It explains simple things one can do to prevent malnutrition.
It is intended for the community at large.
A pregnant woman, working in a garment factory, pledges that she will feed her newborn with her first thick milk. A second woman, holding her infant in her arms, pledges that, for the first six months, she will only breast feed her baby and nothing else. A third woman, carrying her baby, pledges that when her baby enters the seventh month, along with her breastmilk, she'll include healthy home cooked food in the diet.
The war on malnutrition has already begun. You too take a pledge to join us. And always remember these four things.
One - Correct diet for the expecting mother
Two - Mother's first milk is the best
Three - Only breast milk for the first six months
Four - After that, balance mother's milk with a nutritious diet
Malnutrition is a lack of the right nutrients in the body.
A child is specially prone to the dangers of malnutrition from the time of its conception till two years of age. This is a very important period for overall long-term growth.
Malnutrition in India
Malnutrition in children and women remains as one of the greatest challenges in India. Malnutrition remains a major threat to the survival, growth and development of children.
Today, nearly every second child in India is a victim of malnutrition.
It means they are physically and mentally weak due to which they are targets to many ailments, deformities, disabilities and allergies affecting normal growth mentally and physically. So we should jointly wage a war against malnutrition!
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
with active support from UNICEF
and other development partners.
HealthPhone: Pledges - Women — Nutrition | Poshan — Bengali