Lack of breastfeeding causes stunting growth, malnutrition

Our Correspondent

The lack of breastfeeding is causing stunting growth and malnutrition in infants, said University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan.

He was addressing an awareness seminar on breastfeeding in connection with world breastfeeding week which was arranged by the Institute of Home Sciences in collaboration with Endowment Fund UAF.

Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that as many as 40pc of children under five years in the country are stunted.

He said that breastfeeding reduce stunting in children, it can also save thousands of newborns’ lives.

He said that the UAF is the ever-first institution in the country to offer Human Nutrition and Dietetics degree program and now this degree program was replicated in many universities of the country.

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