This series of three posters, developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam, provides information on kangaroo mother care, proper breastfeeding latch, and breastmilk expression and storage. The posters are part of the Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding initiative.
Maternal resources for care are associated with child growth and early childhood development in Bangladesh and Vietnam (Basnet S., Child: Care, Health and Development. 2021)
Resources for care, represented by maternal height, well-nourishment, mental well-being, decision-making, support in chores and perceived social support, were analyzed against Alive & Thrive baseline data from household surveys in Bangladesh and Viet Nam and found to be associated with child
Combining intensive counseling by frontline workers with a nationwide mass media campaign has large differential impacts on complementary feeding practices but not on child growth: results of a cluster-randomized evaluation (Menon P., 2016. J of Nutr)
Complementary feeding (CF) contributes to child growth and development, but few CF programs are delivered at scale. Alive & Thrive (A&T) addressed this in Bangladesh through intensified interpersonal counseling (IPC), mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM).
Community support model on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in remote areas in Vietnam: implementation, cost, and effectiveness (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. International Journal for Equity in Health)
After Alive & Thrive initiated IYCF community support groups in remote villages across nine provinces in Viet Nam, evaluation shows that the group model was effective in reaching remote populations and likely contributed to improved IYCF practices, including higher odds of early initiation of
Supply-and demand-side factors influencing utilization of infant and young child feeding counselling services in Viet Nam
Paired with improved counseling skills, demand-generation strategies could increase the population accessing the minimum number of visits to counseling services by 49%, according to this paper that investigated demand-generation strategies and supply-side factors influencing the utilization of fa