It’s my job to know about early childhood development and the impact of nutrition on the first 1000 days of a child’s life, but I was surprised how much I learned when I had my first child. Here are a few lessons from my pregnancy and first months of parenthood that have added depth and clarity to my work advocating on nutrition:
- It takes a village.
- Supporting exclusive breastfeeding can place undue burden on women.
- It’s about more than healthcare access.
- It’s a window into the future.