Birthweight birthright4 min read 10 Mar 2013, 08:43 PM IST
India, one of the countries with the highest incidence of low birthweight, adds nearly 7.5 million such babies annually
Many readers of this newspaper are likely to be concerned about shedding a few kilograms brought on by age and a sedentary lifestyle. But weight—or the lack of it—is a major problem for a large number of newborns in India. Birthweight is a strong indicator not only of a mother’s health and nutritional status but also of a newborn’s chances for survival, growth, long-term health and development.
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