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.
This report describes the methodology, results, and recommendations from a stakeholder landscape study that intended to capture a snapshot of nutrition stakeholders in Bihar, India, and to develop an understanding of how they interact with each other to achieve nutrition outcomes.
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.
The goal of this project was to examine the effect on breastfeeding (BF) rates of providing mothers with cell phone-based breastfeeding (BF) counseling in addition to maternity hospital retraining in the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).
Cell phone-based breastfeeding counseling, coupled with retraining of hospital staff in the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, increased rates of early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding in India.