Advertisement
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
Outlook.com

First 1000 days

First 1000 days
First 1000 days
outlookindia.com
2019-10-16T22:31:51+05:30

Scientifically, it is proven that the first 1,000 days of a child, from conception to the age of two, are the most crucial and critical. Hence, the concept of care, health, and hygiene of both the mother and child during this period is an excellent one. One has to remember that most of the processes of the formation of the brain happens in the first 24 months after birth. Hence, if this period is neglected, it will impact the minds of the future generation, affect their livelihoods and incomes when they mature, i.e. if they are able to avoid deaths during the first five years. In India, a million children die before they erach five years.

Yet another fallacy, which is witnessed in both rural and elite urban areas, is that the first few weeks, even 3-4 months, of pregnancy are not considered important. We tend to take this period quite casually. But one must remember that the formation of a child’s brain begins from the 16th day after conception. Hence, if the mother suffers from infections or nutritional deficiencies, or smokes and drinks, early on, they can directly...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Global Hunger Index Might Not Be Flawless But India Still Needs To Take It As Warning

Global Hunger Index Might Not Be Flawless But India Still Needs To Take It As Warning

The Centre has reacted angrily at the new Global Hunger Index, but experts say it should plug loopholes in the food delivery system.

Didi's 2-Day Goa Trip Not A 'Vacation' As TMC Pitches For 'Gonychi Navi Sakal'

Didi's 2-Day Goa Trip Not A 'Vacation' As TMC Pitches For 'Gonychi Navi Sakal'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit comes as the TMC appoints former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro as a national vice president.

No Pressure From BCCI: Ganguly On Kohli's Resignation

No Pressure From BCCI: Ganguly On Kohli's Resignation

Ganguly said that Kohli's decision to step down from T20 captaincy after the World Cup was his 'own decision'.

100 Crore Shots: How Modi Govt Scored Its Vaccination Goal In 280 Days

100 Crore Shots: How Modi Govt Scored Its Vaccination Goal In 280 Days

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the feat as 'a journey from anxiety to assurance' that has made India stronger.

Advertisement