41 million were overweight or obese. 6 months old abstract games with young children exclusively breastfed.
23 months of age meet the criteria of dietary diversity and feeding frequency that are appropriate for their age. Breastfeeding improves IQ, school attendance, and is associated with higher income in adult life. Improving child development and reducing health costs through breastfeeding results in economic gains for individual families as well as at the national level. Infant and young child feeding is a key area to improve child survival and promote healthy growth and development. Optimal breastfeeding is so critical that it could save the lives of over 820 000 children under the age of 5 years each year. 6 months together with continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond.