Journal article

Integrating Nutrition Interventions into an Existing MNCH Program Increased Maternal Dietary Diversity, Micronutrient Intake, & Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices Bangladesh: Results of Cluster-Randomized Evaluation (Nguyen PH., 2017. Journal of Nutrition)

11 Oct 17
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Maternal Nutrition
Location: Bangladesh
Language(s): English
Audience: Program designers and implementers
Organization: Alive & Thrive
Programs: Interpersonal communication

Alive & Thrive evaluated the effect of providing nutrition-focused Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Program to compared with standard MNCH (antenatal care with standard nutrition counseling). Results showed that delivering multiple interventions for maternal nutrition simultaneously through an existing MNCH program - interpersonal counseling and community mobilization, providing free supplements, and ensuring weight-gain monitoring - improved maternal dietary diversity, micronutrient supplement consumption, and exclusive breastfeeding practices.