Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Coming before the milk-teeth: applied to certain structures in the jaws of embryonic marsupials which are considered to be vestiges of a dentition preceding the milk-teeth.
  • n. Any tooth-like structure which precedes the milk-teeth.

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  • Independent evaluation in 2008 recorded further improvement in the feeding practices in which initiation of breastfeeding within one hour went up to 72 per cent, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months to 50 per cent and complementary feeding along with continue breastfeeding between 6 to 9 months went up to 85 per cent while prelacteal feeds went down to 15 per cent.

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  • The pre-intervention (2006) and post-intervention (2007) showed a significant improvement in four feeding practices - reduction in prelacteal (giving some food before the baby is initiated to mother's milk) feeding from 44.4 per cent to 28.3 per cent, increase in initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth from 39.2 per cent to 57.9 per cent, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months from 6.85 per cent to 24.9 per cent and introduction of complementary foods along with continued breastfeeding between 6-9 months from

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