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Monday, June 29, 2015
Leaps and bounds
“My son, Phi, used to be underweight. He weighed about 2.7kg when he was born at home, but a newborn often weighs three,” says 24-year-old Giac, a Kor ethnic minority woman living in the mountainous district of Tra Bong in Quang Ngai province.“It was painful when I couldn’t breastfeed him any more at six months old, but less than when my umbilical cord was cut [by my mother] with a bamboo knife,” recalls the young farmer, who used to lack a stable livelihood.
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