Journal article

Path to severe acute malnutrition in children below 2 years of age: Findings of qualitative research in Uttar Pradesh, North India

08 Nov 18
Author(s)Shally Awasthi, Tuhina Verma, Tina Sanghvi, and Edward A.Frongillo
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Research
Location: India
Audience: Program designers and implementers
Programs: Strategic use of data
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Malnutrition in infancy contributes to high mortality and morbidity. In India, the government has established nutrition rehabilitation centers for managing children with severe acute malnutrition. The study was conducted with the aim to understand how community perceived malnutrition and how child's size at birth, infant and young child feeding (IYCF)-related behaviors, and child's illness were associated with decline in the child's growth or health.