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Insight | Issue 8: Implications of cesarean delivery for breastfeeding outcomes and strategies to support breastfeeding (English & Vietnamese)
This brief addresses the breastfeeding support needs of healthy, full-term babies born via cesarean delivery to Tags:
Friday, November 8, 2013
This issue examines why infants require a much higher quality diet than other members of the household, identifies nutrient gaps in typical complementary food diets, and describes strategies for achieving adequate nutrient intake among children 6-24 months old.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Eight-page brief explores the potential contribution that underused, micronutrient-rich foods could make in addressing nutrient gaps in complementary foods; provides examples of infant and young child feeding (IYCF) projects that have attempted to promote underused foods; and makes suggestions for ways that projects can work across sectors to promote access to and consumption of underused foods by young childr
Friday, October 12, 2012
Twenty-three page paper describes the methodology and results of using linear programming to determine whether micronutrient requirements could be met using only unfortified local foods in three countries (regardless of cost or feasibility issues), and if not, which micronutrients were most limiting in local diets.
Insight | Issue 5: Essential fats for mothers and infants: Another dimension of dietary quality (English and Vietnamese)
Nine-page brief discusses why the intake of essential fats in the last trimester of pregnancy and the first 2 years after birth is critical for the development of the brain and nervous system and presents intervention strategies that can improve the fatty acid status of vulnerable populations.
Thirteen-page brief reviews evidence of the effect of undernutrition from conception through the first two years of life on brain development and on the short-term and long-term development of cognitive, motor, and socio-emotional skills.
Insight | Issue 3: Early child growth: how do nutrition and infection interact? (English and Vietnamese)
Monday, June 20, 2011
Ten-page brief explores the relationship between nutrition and infection by reviewing the available evidence on whether infection diminishes the positive impact of nutrition interventions on child growth and whether improved nutrition limits the negative impact of infections on child growth.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Seven-page brief discusses the negative effects of stunting on survival, childhood and adult health, learning capacity, and productivity and outlinesinterventions to prevent stunting.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Six-page brief explores the pathways by which early and exclusive breastfeeding reduces newborn deaths and discusses program implications.