Multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) is a critical intervention for successful and healthy pregnancies. Yet the benefits of MMS, if extended throughout the breastfeeding period, can have a profound and lasting impact on mothers, children and communities.
Please find the compelling perspective from Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Managing Director Dr Katharina Lichtner, in the latest special report from Sight and Life: ‘Integrating MMS in the Wider Context of Improved Health and Human Capital’.
“While pregnancy is a crucial developmental window, it is only one segment of a longer developmental period – the first 1,000 days, which greatly determine a child’s and the mother’s later wellbeing and quality of life, especially if she experiences multiple cycles of pregnancy and breastfeeding,” writes Dr Lichtner.
To discover more about how MMS can save mothers’ lives during pregnancy, prevent babies from being born underweight, and boost healthy child development, please find the full Sight and Life Special Report: Focusing on MMS, here.
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