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After the sixth month, you should feed the child at least 3-4 times a day. And don't forget to continue to breastfeed as well.
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 woman is sitting with a child in her lap while a man is sitting by her side reading. Another woman brings a tray of food for the child and the man says "Wait. How come you are serving food now? Aunty hasn't cried yet!" The woman asks "But, why should I cry?"
The man says "Because that's what you say. Till somebody cries, you shouldn't feed them." The woman replies impatiently "Oh, I said that for Munni (baby). The man says "No Aunty. Munni has entered the seventh month now. So you should feed her even when she doesn't cry. And yes, you should feed Munni at least 3-4 times a day."
That's right. From the seventh month onwards, include soft, mashed pulses, grains, vegetables and fruits in small quantities in your child's diet, 3 to 4 times a day. And don't forget to continue to breast feed as well.
So, you remember the four things, don't you?
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
So, remember the four things, say yes to all of them and say "Malnutrition, Quit India".
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.
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