When breast feeding is replaced by less nutritive food low in proteins and calories; the infants below the age of one year are likely to suffer from
(a) Prolonged starvation causes marasmus disease due to a generalised wasting of body because of both energy and protein deficiency. The body becomes lean and weak, eyes depressed and skin
Kwashiorkor is a disease caused by continued deficiency of proteins in diet although energy intake
may be adequate.
Rickets (in children) occurs due to the deficiency of vitamin-D.
Pellagra occurs due to the deficiency of nicotinamide (vitamin-B5)