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Study: Having children three years apart can prevent child stunting – News-Medical.Net

Having children at least three years apart can help prevent stunting in children, says a study carried out in India.

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Having children at least three years apart can help prevent stunting in children, says a study carried out in India.
The study, based on data of 223,662 children aged under five in India’s National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4), carried out during 2015—2016, shows that firstborn children were typically taller than later-born children when the time interval between the births was less than three years. But if the time interval between the births was three years or more, then firstborn children…

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