Journal article

Community support model on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in remote areas in Vietnam: implementation, cost, and effectiveness

17 May 21
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding
Location: Southeast Asia
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Organization: Alive & Thrive
Programs: Community mobilization

After Alive & Thrive initiated IYCF community support groups in remote villages across nine provinces in Viet Nam, evaluation shows that the group model was effective in reaching remote populations and likely contributed to improved IYCF practices, including higher odds of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, no bottle feeding, and minimum acceptable diet. The model could be scaled up to promote equity in breastfeeding support. 

 
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