The first 1,000 days of life - the period between conception and a child's second birthday - are a unique window of opportunities to support child development and long-term health. This critical period has an enormous short- and long-term impact on the health and well-being of unborn babies, infants and young children as well as on the pregnant and lactating mother and their partners.
Environmental factors and nutrition during this 1,000 day-window can have positive effects on a baby's growth, brain development, digestive tract, metabolism, respiratory and immune system.
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