A newborn infant, or neonate, is a child under 28 days of age. During these first 28 days of life, the child is at highest risk of dying. It is thus crucial that appropriate feeding and care are provided during this period, both to improve the child’s chances of survival and to lay the foundations for a healthy life.
WHO programmes and activities
- Born too soon: the global action report on preterm birth
- Home visits for the newborn child: a strategy to improve survival