According to the World Health Organization or WHO, about 20% of stunting events have occurred while the baby is still in the womb.
This happens when the mother is unable to eat nutritious food during pregnancy, so the fetus does not get the adequate nutrients that it needs to develop fully.
Eventually, the baby’s growth in the womb slows down, and this continues even after birth. Therefore, it is important to meet various important nutrients during pregnancy .
2. Inadequate Nutrition
In addition, this condition can also occur due to inadequate food for toddlers under the age of 2 years, such as inappropriate breastfeeding positions , not being given exclusive breastfeeding , to poor quality complementary foods.
Many theories state that lack of food intake can also be one of the main factors causing stunting. In particular, it is the lack of foods containing protein and minerals (zinc and iron) when children are still toddlers.