Also, research has shown that mothers partaking in KMC are more likely to breastfeed which is more beneficial for the infant in the sense that breastmilk offers necessary proteins and elements that are essential for the infant’s growth (Furman,2017; Karimi & Begheri,201; White-Traut et al.,2012). Furthermore, feeding cues are picked up which allows for better interaction between the mother
Lactation or breastfeeding is the most important and preferred way to ensure complete nutrition for infants. It also aids mothers’ well being. However, most women lactate well, there are cases where women find themselves unable to lactate or there is insufficient breast milk that recedes as the initial phase passes. Nursing women may find it worrisome if they are not producing breast milk enough to support their baby’s daily feeding requirements. Low lactation levels can be due to excess interfering medication, certain illnesses, intake, stress, hormone imbalance or, inability to feed properly.
BREASTFEEDING Health professionals always considered breastfeeding as the gold standard for infant feeding. It offers multitude of benefits, thus making it far more superior to infant formula. It is safe for the baby to ingest due to its lack of unwanted or artificial ingredients. The act of breastfeeding is the first link or communication pathway between the infant and the mother. Studies in the past have also confirmed the link between Breastfeeding and better health of the infant.
After oral administration, the mice were observed on an hourly basis for 24 h to assess the general behavior, any signs of toxicity, and mortality. They were further observed for 14 days for toxic symptoms and mortality. Mice were weighed before starting and ending acute toxicity and any changes in skin fur, eyes, mucous membranes, central nervous system and behavioral pattern were observed. Tremors, convulsions, salivation, diarrhea, lethargy, sleep, coma and any specific severe sign were also
The International Conference on population and Development in 1994 had recommended reduction in maternal mortality by at least 50% of the 1990 levels by the year 2000 and further one-half by the year 2015.The Millennium Development Goals(MDG) of the United Nations has set the target of achieving 200 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2007 and 109 per 100,000 live births by 2015. Every pregnant woman faces the risk of sudden, unpredictable complications that could end in death or injury to herself or to her infant. Pregnancy-related complications cannot be reliably predicted. Hence, it is important to employ strategies to overcome such problems as they arise  Pregnancy and child birth related complications are the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability among reproductive aged women of developing nations than any other health problem [1-2] Maternal morbidity and mortality can be prevented and minimized by the recognition of obstetrics danger signs by the mother and her families and seek to health care
CHAPTER FOUR: DISCUSSION The objective of this study was to compare the magnitude of complementary feeding practices and stunting among under-five in the North and southern Regions/Zones of Nigeria. Complementary feeding is the major determinant of child nutrition after the six months WHO recommended exclusive breast feeding. Appropriate Complementary Feeding can be seen as an input that can produce the desired product(s) of good nutritional status or stunting as the ultimate outcome among under-fives. Mother’s education has been noted to be crucial in child nutrition especially as it relates to feeding practices. The proportion of Under-five stunting according to mother’s education shows the highest prevalence in both moderate
Moreover, Nestlé should not promoting and selling their complementary foods or drinks for infants under the six months of age. Therefore, the infants could receive the essential nutrition by breastfeeding from the start of life and prevent suffering from diseases and illnesses. In additional, Nestlé need to give live demonstration in community through media such as the hygience methods required to prepare the bottles and use the infant-formula powder in recommended amount so that infants can receive complete nutrition through infant-formula powder. Besides that, Nestlé also should give the essential instruction to be required in the local language for the advantage of uneducated mothers in developing countries. As a result, the content of the infant-formula powder will be easily understood by the uneducated mothers in developing countries and they will follow the instruction label on the container.
One of them is exercising during pregnancy because problems regarding pregnancy and labour are unlikely to occur for active women . There are several researches that proved prenatal exercise will improve maternal and neonatal outcomes . Benefits of exercise during pregnancy for mothers: A research done by Barakat, Pelaez  which is “Exercise during pregnancy and gestational diabetes-related adverse effect: a
On the other hand, men should not be excluded, but inform as well. Next, a key step is support of exclusive breastfeeding in first 6 months of child’s life. However, targeting on first 1000 Days is important, in my opinion, even more, important is to support women during pregnancy and lactation, because if they don’t have enough nutrients themselves they won’t be able to produce milk and provide the nutrients to children and immunize them. Sufficient intake of nutrients during pregnancy might have a positive impact on the foetus and its
Literature Review The Importance and Impact of Proper Health and Maternal Nutritional Status along with Breastfeeding on the Survival of Infants and Children: In the past two decades, child mortality has decreased substantially; however, around seven million children under the age of five years still die on a yearly basis. Most of these deaths are from preventable causes. Out of the seven million deaths it is estimated that newborns alone constitute almost half of it. Efforts in reducing neonatal mortality rates have been made and one of the most important factors is having immediate breastfeeding, which is defined as putting the baby to the mother’s breast within an hour after birth in order to help lower mortality. Breastfeeding