Efficacy of Initiating the Right Complementary Feeding at Right Time - Bridge the Knowledge Gap Between Mother and the Caregiver in Bangladesh
Author(s): Md. Abdul Wahed, Md. Mashiur Rahman, Md. Ferdous Rahman, SM. Quamrul Hassan, Ahmed Ferdous, Md. Abdus Sattar, Murad Md. Shamsher Tabris Khan, Gazi Mohammad Imranul Haque.
Health professionals who have received nutrition training may assist to lower child undernutrition. By regularly advising caregivers on diet, qualified health professionals may specifically help achieve this goal. The risk of undernutrition among children of advised caregivers may be decreased as a result of bettering child-feeding behaviors. From six months of age forward, when breast milk alone is no longer adequate to cover all of their nutritional needs and supplemental feeding should be begun, infants and young children are at an elevated risk of malnutrition. To realize every person's full potential, appropriate nutrition throughout the first two years of life is essential. This time frame is still regarded today as being crucial for fostering healthy development, growth, and development. The health, nutritional status, growth and development of children at this period of life are thus affected by sufficient eating, not only in the short term but also in the medium and long term. For people who look after children throughout this period of life, this document offers complementary feeding (CF) guidelines that are expressed as questions or statements. Examples include when to introduce complementary feedings, when to introduce foods in order, and when to consider how the consistency of foods changes as a child's nervous system matures. Quantities for each meal; inadequate complementary feeding practices; myths and reality of complementary feeding; number of days to assess acceptability and tolerance to new foods; developmental milestones; practice of vegetarianism or baby-led weaning.