Several cases which I witnessed led me to believe, some years ago, that inflammation of the brain, or its
membranes, might be produced in children, owing to their being suckled for an undue length of time. Since
that period, having enjoyed opportunities of observing infantile diseases on a much more extended scale, and
my attention being expressly directed to the point in question, I not only became fully convinced of the
correctness of my previous conclusions, but was induced to carry them still farther....
Therefore, more than 100 research hypotheses
were examined during the planning stage, and as a
result, the following core hypothesis topics have been
established (Figure 2). The core study hypotheses
were examined and proposed by working groups
established by a federal advisory group.
Affirming the right of every child and every pregnant and lactating woman to
be adequately nourished, as a means of attaining and maintaining health;
Recognizing that infant malnutrition is part of the wider problems of lack of
education, poverty, and social injustice;
Recognizing that the health of infants and young children cannot be isolated
from the health and nutrition of women, their socioeconomic status and their roles as
Conscious that breast-feeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for
the healthy growth and development of infants; that it forms a uniqu...
Family planning refers to a conscious effort by a couple to limit or space the number of children they want to have through the use of contraceptive methods. Information about use of contraceptive methods was collected from female respondents by asking if they (or their partner) were currently using a method. Contraceptive methods are classified as modern and traditional methods. Modern methods include female sterilization, male sterilization, pill, IUD, injectables, implants, male condom, diaphragm, lactational amenorrhea method (LAM), and standard days method.