For the health of the child, everything is played during the “first thousand days”

DECRYPTION – The health authorities are launching a site and an app to guide parents from pregnancy to 2 years.

It is customary to say that “being a parent can be learned”. Yes but how? Education, health, nutrition, hygiene… Fathers and mothers are increasingly faced with an influx of contradictory information, especially on social networks, which many consult. Some supplement by buying textbooks, others by questioning their relatives. And now, everyone will also be able to refer to the site or to the associated smartphone app, launched in recent days by the Public Health France agency to document in a “scientific” and “benevolent” manner. parents of young children, and those who aspire to become one. A sort of “Laurence Pernoud” of the French health authorities, in short.

The initiative stems from the work of the “first 1000 days of the child’s life” commission set up by Emmanuel Macron in September 2019. The concept, initially invented by Unicef, designates the period from 4e month of pregnancy every 2 years of the child.

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