Letters Commerce and malnutrition

Breast feeding in Bangladesh: time for government action

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5593 (Published 22 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5593
  1. Khurshid Talukder, consultant paediatrician and research coordinator1,
  2. M Q-K Talukder, chairman and consultant paediatrician1
  1. 1Centre for Women and Child Health (CWCH), Savar, Dhaka 1341, Bangladesh
  1. khurshidtalukder{at}yahoo.co.uk

    Bland’s feature article on commercial solutions to malnutrition1 did not mention that 250 children under 5 years old die from malnutrition every day in Bangladesh,2 many in the first 28 days of life from neonatal sepsis associated with late initiation of breast feeding.3 This happens more than 150 days before any well intentioned …

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