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David Shanklin
Richmond, Va.
Senior Health Specialist, ChildFund International
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Guest blog post by David Shanklin, Senior Health Specialist, with ChildFund International Child undernutrition often starts with the mother. A young girl — maybe as young as 12 or 13 — who enters into early marriage and becomes pregnant is mentally, emotionally and physically unprepared to give birth. She will be at a higher risk of death, and her unborn child will be at a higher risk of low birth weight and/or developmental complications. A tiny infant may be less interactive and breastfeed poorly, creating even more worry and frustration for the young mother. As the infant becomes a toddler,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at Hunger-Undernutrition Blog
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