Main Nutrition Problems during the Weaning Period and Their Solution

  • P. M. Shah
Part of the Nutrition and Food Science book series (NFS, volume 3)


In a vast majority of situations nutrition problems start from the latter half of infancy to the second year of life. The pattern of malnutrition differs to some extent in urban and rural children. The main nutritional problems frequently encountered during the weaning period in rural and urban communities of India are:
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    Energy-protein malnutrition;

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    Iron deficiency anaemia;

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    Vitamin A deficiency, and

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Community Health Worker Severe Malnutrition Rural Child Maternal Nutrition Reference Weight 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Shah
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  1. 1.Inst. of Child HealthJ.J. Group of Gov. HospitalsBombayIndia

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