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Jai Prakash Dadhich

Jai Prakash Dadhich

MBBS, MD (Paediatrics)

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The presentation describes components of BFHI and issues related with its implementation in India.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a serious challenge to the lactating women to practice optimal infant and young child feeding. Although international and national agencies developed appropriate evidence-based guidelines early in the pandemic, availability of this information to the mothers and their caregivers needs to be enhanced. This becomes imp...
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Background There is growing recognition that current food systems and policies are environmentally unsustainable. There is an identified need to integrate sustainability objectives into national food policy and dietary recommendations. Research Aims To (1) describe exploratory estimates of greenhouse gas emission factors for all infant and young c...
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Mother’s milk is of particular importance for preterm and sick babies in the neonatal unit. Preterm babies who are fed mothers milk are less likely to suffer from necrotizing enterocolitis, late-onset sepsis, and mortality rates for such babies are lower compared to formula fed babies. Breast-milk-fed preterm infants have better cognitive outcomes....
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Justification In view of easy availability and increasing trend of consumption of fast foods and sugar sweetened beverages (fruit juices and drinks, carbonated drinks, energy drinks) in Indian children, and their association with increasing obesity and related non-communicable diseases, there is a need to develop guidelines related to consumption o...
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The book examines the maternity entitlements provided to women in Asian, African, LAC and European countries that undertook the Survey - World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative. The findings of the survey are analyses, where possible by country. Gaps in the provision of maternity benefits have been identified in the context of women workers in the or...
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Breastfeeding could save the lives of more than 820,000 children and 20,000 women. Worldwide, despite evidence of the importance of both, only 42% women begin breastfeeding within an hour of birth, and 41% practice exclusive breastfeeding. In 2002, to mobilise action and support optimal breastfeeding, the World Health Assembly adopted the Global St...
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Objective The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of breastfeeding counseling and breastfeeding support by trained counselors during the ante-natal period at health facility and postnatal period at home on breastfeeding practices during the first six months of life. Design This was a randomized controlled study that compared the effect of c...
Technical Report
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This is a revised position statement of IBFAN Asia on HIV and Infant Feeding.
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The role of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) high in fats, sugar and salt is well documented in the causation of the non-communicable diseases. However, with globalization, consumption of these food products is increasing. In the absence of effective and comprehensive global and national regulatory measures, manufacturers are promoting ultra-processed...
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Infants depend almost entirely on breastfeeding for their nutrition. This article highlights the role that exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6. months of life can play in the survival and development of infants and in preventing malnutrition. It also describes why it is so important to tackle infant malnutrition and analyzes reasons why mothers...
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OBJECTIVE: The marketing of infant/child milk-based formulas (MF) contributes to suboptimal breast-feeding and adversely affects child and maternal health outcomes globally. However, little is known about recent changes in MF markets. The present study describes contemporary trends and patterns of MF sales at the global, regional and country levels...
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Technical Report
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Climate change due to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the environment affects human health in many ways, including through effects on food production and prices, and changed patterns of disease including increased infectious illness. Climate change acts as a threat multiplier that interacts both directly and indirectly with variables,...
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Despite scientific evidence substantiating the importance of breastfeeding in child survival and development and its economic benefits, assessments show gaps in many countries' implementation of the 2003 WHO and UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (Global Strategy). Optimal breastfeeding is a particular example: initiation of...
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Objective: To assess the status of infant and young child feeding knowledge and practices focusing on dietary intake, its diversity and frequency along with associated socioeconomic factors among the mothers having infants below12 months age. Material & Method-A cross sectional study was conducted among 150 mothers, who had <12 months infants, atte...
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Background Women's agency, or intentional actions, in combining breastfeeding and employment is significant for health and labour productivity. Previous research in India showed that mothers use various collaborative strategies to ensure a “good enough” combination of breastfeeding and employment. Bandura's theoretical agency constructs previously...
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Objective Our primary objective was to evaluate the effect of peer counselling by mother support groups (MSG's) in improving the infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in the community. Methods We conducted this repeated-measure before and after study in the Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India between 2006 and 2011. We assessed the...
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Aims We calculate and compare the economic value of national human milk production in India and China with the value of commercial baby foods in these countries, and with its potential value at optimal breastfeeding rates. Data and method The economic value of human milk in India and China countries was estimated using United Nations (System of Nat...
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Much of India's nutrition agenda is being driven by the private sector through public-private partnerships and so-called multi-stakeholder dialogues. The new strategies of transnational corporations fall under the category of manipulation by association, where they establish their role and legitimacy by associating themselves with key institutions...
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Infants depend almost entirely on breastfeeding for their nutrition. This article highlights the role that exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life can play in the survival and development of infants and in preventing malnutrition. It also describes why it is so important to tackle infant malnutrition and analyzes reasons why mothers...
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Preface The persistent failure of governments to invest significantly in breast feeding is hard to comprehend. With evidence beyond doubt that tobacco kills around 1.5 million people a year from lung cancer, governments and agencies such as WHO now act forcefully and in unison to prevent its insidious promotion. Yet ten years after The Lancet seri...
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Optimal infant and young child feeding practices, especially exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months, not only save lives of children younger than 5 years but also improve children’s quality of life. In spite of the proven benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for up to 6 months, and repeated emphasis on this critical intervention, the rate of...
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In recent times there has been an unprecedented global focus on addition of newer vaccines like Rotavirus and Pneumococcal vaccines(PCV) to reduce diarrhoea and pneumonia mortality and enhance child survival. Many issues need to be resolved before introducing these vaccines in resource poor developing countries. There is a need to know how effectiv...
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Biomedical research forms the basis of evidence based practices in the field of health and nutrition. However, it is, increasingly being seen that conflicts of interest and misconduct are undermining research. More and more instances of using research to promote commercial interest are being reported. Fraudulent means, in the quest to publish, are...
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Optimal breastfeeding not only saves the lives of children under 5 years, but also improves children's quality of life. In spite of proven benefits and repeated emphasis, the rate of exclusive breastfeeding among children less than 6 months of age is only 36% globally. The Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding provided a framework for...
Technical Report
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Reviewed by: MartaTrejos and Joyce Chanetsa All rights are reserved by the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) / International Baby Food Action (IBFAN) Asia. The use of the report on 'The State of Breastfeeding in 33 Countries' for education or information purpose, reproduction and translation, is encouraged. Any part of this publicatio...
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The relevance of breastfeeding and complementary feeding as proven child survival interventions, is well documented by the scientific research. These two preventive interventions can save as many as 19% of all child deaths. However, despite the volume of evidence favouring mainstreaming of these interventions, many countries, including India are ye...
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Enough scientific evidence is available in favour of breastfeeding as the optimal way of providing nutrition to the newborn infants and the preferred way of feeding in the sick neonates. Global and national guidelines for infant feeding recommend initiation of breastfeeding with in one hour of birth and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six mon...
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India is facing a formidable task of tackling a very high neonatal mortality which contributes significantly to very high infant and under five mortality rates.1 This unacceptable rate of newborn mortality can be traced to the absence of appropriate care for women and newborns at the community level. The problem is compounded with poor care seeking...
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In the late seventies, a group of concerned and motivated pediatricians founded the National Neonatology Forum of India. This proactive group highlighted the plight of non-existent neonatal care to the government. The group got together to define the tasks and priorities of the forum. In addition, they formulated the norms for newborn care includin...

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This report shows that measures to increase women’s opportunities to engage in optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF), which includes exclusive breastfeeding for six months, and continued breastfeeding to two years and beyond, is an effective and cost eff icient response to the urgent global problem of climate change, that also meets wider social and gender equity and economic goals. Breastfeeding, unlike formula feeding, is an environmentally sustainable method of infant feeding. Industrially manufactured milk formula further adds to the climate change burden