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Hidden Hunger: The Specter of Micronutrient Deficiency in Infants

Children are the future of our planet –the ones who will eventually contribute to significant socio-economic growth, and shape the world around us. That is a one of the biggestresponsibilities which they are entrusted with.Surely,they need strong shoulders and sharp brains for that, don’t you agree? Therefore, it is indispensable for a baby to be fed with the right food, considering all the nutritional needs that are important for proper growth of infants.
Issues faced in the meeting nutritional needs of a newborn
While feeding a newborn,numerous factors need to be taken care of, because the initial years are the building blocks for a newborn baby’s good physical and mental health. A common mistake made in feeding a baby is the negligence of including micronutrients in the daily diet. This negligence results in micronutrient deficiency which affects a child’s growth, mental development, and the overall well-being of the newborn. Micronutrient deficiency is also termed as ‘hidden hunger’, …