Journal article

Suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices in rural Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso: Findings from a cross-sectional population-based survey (Sarrasat S., 2019. PLOS One)

Topic(s): Complementary feeding, Research
Location: Burkina Faso
Language(s): English
Audience: Health and service providers, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Policy advocacy, Social and behavior change
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Mothers in the rural Boucle de Mouhoun Region of Burkina Faso had low levels of knowledge of IYCF and practices, according to this study: 60% of children had the minimum meal frequency, while only 18% benefited from the minimum dietary diversity and 13% received minimum acceptable diet. Mothers’ perceived self-efficacy to provide children with these food groups was low. The results highlight the need to improve mothers’ IYCF knowledge and practices in the region.