Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Community mobilization, Interpersonal communication, Mass communication, Policy advocacy, Social and behavior change, Strategic use of data
The overall nutritional status of children in Nigeria has slightly improved over the last decade; nevertheless, the country still has among the world’s highest child mortality rates and some of the lowest rates of recommended IYCF practices. This brief describes a multicomponent approach for improving infant feeding practices in Nigeria.