Journal article

Strengthening systems to support mothers in infant and young child feeding (Sanghvi, T., 2013. Food and Nutrition Bulletin)

04 Sep 13
Author(s)Tina Sanghvi, Luann Martin, Nemat Hajeebhoy, Teweldebrhan Hailu Abrha, Yewelsew Abebe, Raisul Haque, Ha Thi Thu Tran, Sumitro Roy
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Research
Location: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, East Asia Pacific
Language(s): English
Audience: Program designers and implementers
Programs: Community mobilization, Interpersonal communication, Social and behavior change, Strategic use of data

This article was part of a special supplement in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin on the Alive & Thrive (A&T) project. Systems strengthening is essential for implementation of large-scale nutrition interventions, including infant and young child feeding (IYCF), since rapid geographic expansion places additional burdens on service delivery systems. Situational assessments, stakeholder consultations, formative research, household and frontline health worker surveys, other related studies, and program monitoring in three countries identified gaps and opportunities for strengthening IYCF service delivery.