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Malnutrition Higher Among Babies Born to India's Child Brides

Health & Wellness  (tags: Malnutrition, India, child bride, babies, health, research )

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Babies born to child brides in India run a higher risk of malnourishment compared to those born to older mothers, says a paper appearing on Friday.


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gail dair (0)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 11:56 pm
noted thanks Sophie

Rosette Reyes (8)
Friday January 22, 2010, 3:50 am
This is sad. I hope there are solutions for this problem so that a lot of babies would be saved from malnutrition. Thanks for the info.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 22, 2010, 5:59 am
How very sad. Thanks for sharing Sophie.

Citlalli Valles (21)
Friday January 22, 2010, 11:38 am
There must be something that can be done to help. This is so sad!

Maureen N (0)
Friday January 22, 2010, 12:00 pm
Not surprised at all. The child brides are malnourished themselves with very low social standing so how can they hope to improve the health of their children either in the womb and outside.

Charlie B (2)
Friday January 22, 2010, 12:09 pm
This sounds like and is a male dominate issue and this needs to STOP.

Deborah O (98)
Friday January 22, 2010, 1:10 pm
Often these brides are under the thumb of mothers in law and it is they who decide what the girl does or doesn't eat, what they are allowed or not allowed to do and how much work they must perform on their limited nutritional intake. How women can be complicit in the mistreatment and oppression of other girls and women is something I will never understand.

Carmen S (69)
Friday January 22, 2010, 9:13 pm
I agree with Maureen and Debra. Most likely the young child herself is malnourished and if too young her body is really not mature enough to sustain a healthy baby.

Naoko i (257)
Friday January 22, 2010, 10:01 pm
What Maureen wrote is very true. And Deborah's comment, too. To stop this ill practice, agagin education is the key, and it means not only more schools, classrooms, teachers and teaching materials to the children but adult education, or awareness programs to women.

Claudia L. (0)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 1:55 pm
that would unfortunately not be surprising

Paritosh P (26)
Monday January 25, 2010, 12:05 am
true. this should be STOPPED completely.
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