Infant and Young Child Feeding – Importance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Madonna J Dsouza
  • Muhammed Muntazeem G
  • Arun Daniel J
  • B.A Varadaraj Rao

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16540

Keywords:

Breast Feeding, IYCF, Complementary Feeding, COVID-19.

Abstract

According to the “Convention on the Rights of the Child,” every baby and child has the right to good
nutrition. Dietary practices especially during first thousand days of life from gestation to two years of
age have a permanent impact on life. Breast feeding up to first 6 months life exclusively followed by
complementary feeding in addition to breast milk is an important aspect in person’s physical and mental
development. Deficiency or excesses in person’s intake lead to malnutrition. The burden of malnutrition in
India being high, hence the importance of Breast feeding and IYCF is being highlighted in this perspective
during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Author Biographies

Madonna J Dsouza

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research
Institute

Muhammed Muntazeem G

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Navodaya Medical College, Hospital &
Research centre, Raichur, Karnataka

Arun Daniel J

Associate Professor, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital,Pondicherry

B.A Varadaraj Rao

Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SSIMS & RC, Davanagere, Karnataka

Published

2021-07-19

How to Cite

Madonna J Dsouza, Muhammed Muntazeem G, Arun Daniel J, & B.A Varadaraj Rao. (2021). Infant and Young Child Feeding – Importance During COVID-19 Pandemic. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 172-175. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16540