Delhi’s Food Safety Department has started lifting samples of health food, baby food and energy drinks of various brands for test-analysis as directed by the Central government.

Previous studies indicate that breast milk arsenic concentrations are relatively low even in areas with high drinking water arsenic. However, it is uncertain whether breastfeeding leads to reduced infant exposure to arsenic in regions with lower arsenic concentrations. The researchers estimated the relative contributions of breast milk and formula to arsenic exposure during early infancy in a U.S. population.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it had set new safety standards for infant formula.

n the past 5 years, political discourse about the challenge of undernutrition has increased substantially at national and international levels and has led to stated commitments from many national governments, international organisations, and donors. The Scaling Up Nutrition movement has both driven, and been driven by, this developing momentum. Harmonisation has increased among stakeholders, with regard to their understanding of the main causes of malnutrition and to the various options for addressing it.

These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Additives) third amendment Regulations, 2013 (relating to Food for Infant Nutrition, Fortified atta, fortified maida, Oligofructose, Plant stanol esters and Trehalose).

Rice can be a major source of inorganic arsenic (Asi) for many sub-populations. Rice products are also used as ingredients in prepared foods, some of which may not be obviously rice based. Organic brown rice syrup (OBRS) is used as a sweetener in organic food products as an alternative to high-fructose corn syrup. We hypothesized that OBRS introduces As into these products.

Programme to promote breastfeeding improves health of children under two in Khitwans village in Lalitpur district's Birdha block.

The "State of breastfeeding in 33 countries” is a report of the assessment done in thecountries, as part of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) of their infant and young child feeding policies and programmes aimed at enabling women to successfully breastfeed their babies as well as manage to provide good complementary feeding with continued breastfeeding after the age of

Significant programmatic experience and research evidence regarding HIV
and infant feeding have accumulated since WHO's recommendations on
infant feeding in the context of HIV were last revised in 2006.

It seems India just can't save its little babies. Globally 9.7 million babies under five die and 2.1 million are in India alone. Around 27 million births occur in India every year, but 1.7 million infants die before one year and 1.08 million within one month.

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