Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition or MIYCN refers to nutrition of the mother and child during the 1000 days window of opportunity, that extends from conception until the second birthday of the child.

Poor nutrition during the first 1000 days of life is linked to adverse outcomes like increased risk of low birth weight babies, preterm delivery, neural tube defects in the babies, poor cognitive development and stunting in children and maternal and child mortality.

This brief gives a lucid understanding on importance of MIYCN and the key interventions that can improve maternal and child health.


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