Nutrition & Malnutrition Resources for India
Indian National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding
Ministry of Women and Child Development
Food and Nutrition Board, Government of India
14th March, 2006
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Correct Norms for Infant and Young Child Feeding
- Initiation of breastfeeding immediately after birth, preferably within one hour.
- Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months i.e., the infants receive only breast milk and nothing else - no other milk, food, drink or water.
- Appropriate and adequate complementary feeding from six months of age while continuing breastfeeding.
- Continued breastfeeding upto the age of two years or beyond.
11 April, 2013