Infant mortality, according to Wikipedia, refers to deaths of young children, typically, those less than one year of age. It is measured by the infant mortality rate (IMR), which is the number of deaths of children under one-year of age for 1000 live births. The under-five mortality is also an important statistic, considering that the IMR focuses only on children under one year of age.
Inadequate nutritional intake during and after pregnancy can lead to adverse health consequences later in life, the National President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Dr Bartholomew Brai, have said.
Speaking during a Media Workshop organised by Nestle Nigeria plc. in Agbara, Ogun, recently, Dr. Brai, advises all nursing mothers to eat balanced and varied diet with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals.