Journal article

Tailoring communication strategies to improve infant and young child feeding practices in different country settings (Sanghvi, T., 2013. Food and Nutrition Bulletin)

04 Sep 13
Author(s)Tina Sanghvi, Ann Jimerson, Nemat Hajeebhoy, Medhanit Zewale, Giang Huong Nguyen
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Research
Location: Bangladesh, East Asia Pacific, Ethiopia
Language(s): English
Audience: Program designers and implementers
Programs: Interpersonal communication, Mass 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 project. The article documented how three countries followed an established iterative planning process, with research steps followed by key decisions, to develop a communication strategy in each country. Secondary analysis and formative research identified the priority practices to focus on, and locally specific constraints to proper infant and young child feeding (IYCF). Communication strategies were then developed based on the social, cultural, economic, epidemiological, media use, and programmatic contexts of each country.