Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Research
Location: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Southeast Asia
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.