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DR. SHRIRAM V GOSAVI
PG COMMUNITY MEDICINE DEPT.
Initiation of early BF
Introduction of Complementary
American Academy of Pediatrics
first month associated
with 6 fold adjusted risk
of death from infectious disease
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Lack of proper information to mothers
Lack of counseling on feeding of infants
Lack of proper feeding skill’s
Inadequate health care support
Inability of health care providers to help mothers experiencing breastfeeding difficulty
Aggressive promotion of baby foods by commercial industries &
Lack of proper support structures at community & work place like maternity entitlements & crèches
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