This new report on child nutitrion underlines the importance of the first 1,000 days – from conception to second birthday – in every child’s development.

It highlights the vital role that mothers can play in preventing child malnutrition, both during pregnancy and by breastfeeding a child during their first six months.

Sayon with her eight-month-old son Samba, who received treatment for severe malnutrition at Kangaba Hospital in Mali. © UNICEF/MLIA2012-01168

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Published: 8 March 2013