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Maternal and child nutrition contributes to more than one-third of child mortality and 10% of the total global disease burden. Of the nutrition factors associated with child mortality, stunting, severe acute malnutrition and intrauterine growth retardation constitute the major risk factors. Therefore, reducing infant and young child stunting is essential for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to child survival (MDG 4) as well as that related to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger (MDG 1). 



Infant and young child feeding in four departments in Haiti: mixed-method study on prevalence of recommended practices and related attitudes, beliefs, and other determinants


Breastfeeding: a contemporary issue in a globalized world 


Beyond survival: Integrated delivery care practices for long-term maternal and infant nutrition, health and development 

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World Breastfeeding Week 2012: Understanding the Past - Planning the Future 


Underweight, short stature, and in adolescents and young women in LAC (2011) 


Technical brief. Early initiation of breastfeeding. The key to survival and beyond (2010) 

Anemia in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2009 (2010)  


Ensuring a healthy start for future development: Iron nutrition during the first 6 months of life (2009)


Anemia among adolescent and young adult women in LAC: A cause for concern (2008)  

Malnutrition in Infants and Young Children in LAC: Achieving the MDGs (2008)  


Beyond survival: Integrated delivery care practices for long-term maternal and infant nutrition, health and development (2007) 

Essential delivery care practices for maternal and newborn health and nutrition (2007) 


Guiding principles for complementary feeding of the breastfed child (2003) 


Quantifying the benefits of breastfeeding: A summary of the evidence (2002) 


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