This brief by Nutrition International and Alive & Thrive provides key findings from the updated and expanded Cost of Not Breastfeeding tool, including summaries of the costs by region and country case studies for China,
Alive & Thrive's implementation research spans its program areas, seeking to answer "how" to implement effective interventions and policies. Active studies are detailed in the attached documents.
Breastfeeding is one of the smartest investments a country can make to build its future prosperity. It offers children unparalleled health and brain-building benefits.
Status of maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) in medical colleges and hospitals: Baseline assessment (2017) in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Despite a favorable policy environment for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN), frontline delivery of critical MIYCN interventions has been a sustained challenge in India’s public health nutrition programs.
What works in infant and young child feeding (IYCF): Strengthening operational program elements to deliver IYCF at scale in India
The brief highlights key factors to scale up IYCF with impact based on a review of lessons learned from the A&T initiative and other successful global nutrition programs.
This information card presents a sampling of results from formative research in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Interviews, observations, and household trials were conducted to assess maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, and sanitation/hygiene practices.