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Breastfeeding provides the complete form of infant nutrition for the first
six months of life. However after six months breastmilk alone will not
be able to provide all the nutrients the infant requires to achieve optimum
growth and development. At six months breastmilk  must be complemented
with a variety of adequate nutritious foods from the six food groups so that
the infant will have sufficient energy, protein and nutrients needed for
growth, increased activity and good health.

Lactation is the period following birth whereby milk is produced and
secreted. During the later stages of pregnancy, the female's body
prepares itself for lactation by laying down fat. Those fat deposits
laid down during pregnancy are used for future energy needs of the
infant through breastfeeding.

Global recession has caused many consumer goods, particularly
food items, to increase while wages and salaries have been
stagnant. Although the current financial crisis may look somewhat
bleak or depressing, families, especially those in which children are
present, need to ensure that in addition to saving money, the health
needs of all the family members are met. This issue of Nyam News
will give you the tools to tailor-make a plan for you and your family.

Zinc may not be one of the more well-known nutrients, but it is
essential for humans, as it plays an important role in many of the
body's functions. This issue of Nyam News takes a look at zinc in
the human body.

Cancer is the second highest cause of death in the Caribbean.
There is a lot of evidence to show that our diets play a role in
both the development and the outcome of cancer,  Cancer
experts report that around one third of cancers are preventable
by good nutrition.This issue of Nyam News briefly looks at some
dietary factors that may contribute to development of cancer
and then some dietary factors that seem to help to prevent cancer.

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