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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 320-322

Bottle fed child with severe stunting: A case report on practice in Jenukuruba tribe from Southern India


1 Department of Community Medicine, JSS Medical College and Hospital, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, JSS Medical College and Hospital, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Anthropology, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
K Jagadish Kumar
Department of Pediatrics, JSS Medical College, A Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore - 570 015, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0738.114884

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Bottle feeding, in vogue, was evidenced by a Jenukuruba tribal daily-wage working mother of 2-year-old male child who was bottle fed the baby from 2 nd day onward with poor bottle hygiene and using a rat bitten nipple. On examination, the child was found to be stunted. This observation calls for strengthening the national programs to educate the tribal community about feeding infants and young children and its implication on their overall health and nutritional status.


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