Malnutrition in children

Specialty of Paediatrics

According to UNICEF, child malnutrition is the result of insufficient food intake and repeated infectious diseases, the first year of a child's life is essential for growth, both for their physical and psychological development, so it becomes so important Food at this stage of life, although it remains at all. Malnourished children have lower than normal for their age and stunted body weight. Moreover, they are too thin or have vitamin deficiencies and / or minerals (imbalance known as "hidden hunger"). Apart from the lack of sufficient food intake, other causes of child malnutrition include: acute respiratory infections, digestive diseases (diarrhea, colitis ...), lack of consumption of vitamin supplements or fortified foods ...
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