Stanyadushti described by all Acharyas in our Samhitas is an unique topic related with feeding mothers & children.when breastmilk gets vitiated due to vitiated doshas in mother then it causes disturbance of metabolism in children (infants) receiving same.It can be said that Stanyadushti plays a key role as an etiological factor in malnutrition especially in young infants.

Keywords – stanyadushti, malnutrition, etiological factors