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.
Different combinations of behavior change interventions and frequencies of interpersonal contacts are associated with infant and young child feeding practices in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam (Kim, S., 2019. Current Developments in Nutrition)
This article demonstrates that exposure to interventions matters for impact, but the combination of behavior change interventions and number of interpersonal counseling contacts required to support behavior change in infant and young child feeding are context-specific.
Integrating Nutrition Interventions into an Existing MNCH Program Increased Maternal Dietary Diversity, Micronutrient Intake, & Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices Bangladesh: Results of Cluster-Randomized Evaluation (Nguyen PH., 2017. Journal of Nutrition)
Alive & Thrive evaluated the effect of providing nutrition-focused Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Program to compared with standard MNCH (antenatal care with standard nutrition counseling).
These two infographics summarize Alive & Thrive’s work in Bangladesh from 2009 to 2014. The rigorously evaluated intervention resulted in large scale improvements in exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices.
Grandmothers play an important role as caregivers and as advisers to young mothers on infant feeding. Some have called them “guardians of tradition.” This tradition can at times conflict with new ideas, but need not be a barrier.