By Yusli Harini, Health Team Leader
Stunting is impaired growth and development, often caused by chronic nutritional deficiencies in the first 1000 days of a child's life, from gestation to age 2. A 2019 survey showed that over 70% of pregnant women in Ban Village face nutritional deficiencies, putting their children at risk. Lack of awareness about breastfeeding's importance contributes to the issue.
EBPP partners with Udayana University Medical Faculty to address stunting. We engage families with pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers of children under 2, involving mothers, husbands, and in-laws. Our three consecutive monthly family gatherings focus on essential health and nutrition knowledge, covering healthy pregnancies, meeting nutritional needs of mothers and children, ideal breastfeeding practices, and monitoring child growth and development.
This holistic approach benefits mothers and their families, encouraging them to prioritize health and nutritional needs of mothers and children. Our goal is to ensure adequate nutrition for mothers and children, preventing stunting early in life.