On a child’s health chart, Ministry of health shows parents should feed children very well for them to have good health and growth.
A child must be cared for before and after birth until he or she is grown up because children’s good health is the source of families and residents of the country.
When to care for the child
According to the ministry of health, a child should be given much attention during the first 1000 days of his or her life; from the time it’s conceived and fro 2 years (24 months) after birth.
Why an expecting mother should eat balanced diet
Balanced diet is made of body building foods, disease fighting foods and energy giving foods.
Eating healthy during pregnancy helps the baby to have the normal weight, mental stability and health and the parent remains strong during pregnancy, labour and breast feeding.
Solid foods after six months of breast milk should contain of balanced foods in order for him to get all the nutrients.
The baby should be given solid foods up to 2 years of age for a good foundation of better health, life and future.
A baby should be breast feed from day one to six months without other drinks or foods.
The ministry of health recommends a mother with HIV/AIDS should breast feed her baby following the advice of health service providers so that the baby stays HIV free.