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.
Formative research to support improved infant feeding in Burkina Faso: Findings and recommendations for action
This brief discusses the findings and recommendations from a study conducted to identify existing practices, barriers, and facilitating factors related to optimal infant and young child feeding in Burkina Faso.
Engaging the private sector to improve access to fortified complementary foods: Moving from the “if” to the “how”
Examines private sector engagement in improving access to fortified complementary foods for children 6‒24 months of age.
Summarizes Alive & Thrive’s experience in engaging the private sector to increase supply, demand, and use of fortified complementary foods and products.
Scaling up and sustaining support for community-based interventions to improve infant and young child feeding in Bangladesh
Summarizes BRAC’s experience in Bangladesh from 2009 to mid-2014 implementing a community-based model to improve feeding practices in Alive & Thrive program areas and beyond
Presents the methodology and results of using linear programming to determine whether micronutrient needs could be met using only unfortified local foods in three countries, explores options for meeting these needs that includes fortified products, and compares the costs of the various scenarios.